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Manager, Talent and Organizational Development

Michael Baker International

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
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Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?

Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.


Why do we do what we do; why is it important?

For most of us, it’s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.


So what does a Manager, Talent and Organizational Developmentat Michael Baker International do?

This role is responsible for enhancing organizational effectiveness through executing talent management strategies in support of business objectives. The successful candidate will lead efforts to assess learning and organizational development needs and develop strategies to increase organizational and individual effectiveness; provide strong subject matter expertise in leadership development, organizational development and change management; and partner closely with Business and HR Leaders to ensure that there is a consistent and fully integrated talent development strategy capable of building the talent required to drive business results and growth. They will focus on areas including: organization performance management, individual development planning, workforce diagnosis through talent assessment/review and succession planning, talent mobility, program management, change management, coaching and coaching programs, career pathing/experiences, 360 assessment management and execution.


Can you walk me through a typical day of a Manager, Talent and Organizational Development?

Talent Planning: Participate in the development and execution of an integrated talent assessment process to include talent reviews and succession planning which focuses on building bench strength to meet current and future talent requirements.

  • Define and lead effort to partner with HRBPs and business leaders in the development, alignment and completion of a robust talent review

  • Develop and leverage professional relationships throughout the management group to ensure in-depth knowledge of internal talent to help facilitate and manage people moves and talent decisions

  • Partner with HRBPs and leaders to identify and develop key talent; including identifying talent gaps and creating actions plans to proactively address them


    Performance Management and Individual Development Planning:

  • Lead the roll out of a consistent performance management and individual development process through the organization that focuses employee’s efforts on the achievement of business goals and attainment of requisite skills/competencies to sustain profitable growth

  • Partner with HRBPs in coaching and influencing business leaders and employees in all areas of performance management, including goal and objective setting, performance reviews, individual development plans

  • Design and deliver effective tools and processes that are intuitive, support company culture, and align individual goals with company goals to sustain high performance


    Organizational Development:

  • Identify and analyze organization effectiveness opportunities and recommend initiatives that address opportunities based on business strategy

  • Lead the strategy to expand our competency model through education and innovative ideas to embed into the organization

  • Own and embed a coaching mindset and expand into the organization to increase skills

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities


    Leadership Development:

  • Perform needs analysis to ensure development opportunities and experiences exist through partnering with the learning and development lead to support learning needs based on competencies, organization changes, talent assessment/succession planning and other external factors

  • Design and implement tools to enhance the knowledge and capability of key talent to enable these managers to effectively lead the organization toward achievement of business objectives

  • Assist in the creation of a career path process and strategy that focuses on building the talent infrastructure

  • Partner with HR and business leaders to identify development needs for business and identify best resources to achieve success

  • Conduct multi-rater assessments, debrief sessions, develop individual summary reports and work with participants through that process through to individual development planning

  • Provide coaching to business leaders as part of the talent assessment process and support/guide/train HR Business Partners (HRBPs) in the creation of robust development plans for key leaders that meet succession and development needs


    Could you be the Manager, Talent and Organizational Developmentwe are looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Talent Development and/or Organizational Development

  • Certifications in assessment tools such as 360’s, Hogan, MBTI or equivalent, course facilitation and coaching

  • Demonstrated experience partnering with HR and business leaders to effectively diagnose, develop and implement appropriate interventions to drive organizational effectiveness through the use of talent and organizational systems and methodologies

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership coaching, development, talent planning and curriculum development

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and facilitation of programs

  • Experience in development and administration of talent programs including Performance Management, Individual Development Planning, Talent Reviews/Succession Planning and Competency Model Leadership

  • Experience in procurement and vendor management processes

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