Sr Dir Talent & Performance Management - 90303174 (Remote Option)

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: N/A, US

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.




The Director of Talent Solutions manages and coordinates organization-wide efforts to ensure that performance management and talent management programs are developed and managed using a data-driven focus that sets priorities for improvements aligned to ongoing strategic initiatives.This includes collecting, analyzing, and maintaining data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning). Overseeing the maintenance and execution of the performance management system, including annual performance conversations, calibrations and standards and performance evaluation instruments




This position will partner with HR Business Partners, leaders within Human Resources and other stakeholders to focus on building strong talent solutions for the organization. 


The group is responsible for driving talent management, performance management strategies, tools, consulting services, and processes in the following technical areas: 


• Performance and Talent Management
• Assessments and multi-rater feedback
• Team effectiveness
• Organization effectiveness
• HiPo/Key Talent pipeline
• Employee engagement
• Succession planning


Major areas of accountability include the following:


• Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of leadership development disciplines, including performance management, succession planning, talent planning, assessments, and competency development. 
• Independently design moderately complex talent management and performance management solutions / systems leveraging knowledge of required supporting structure(s). 
• Analyze and make recommendations regarding supporting technology solutions. 
• Make recommendations regarding the use of appropriate tools for various assessment situations. 
• Use talent review information and data from multiple businesses to determine individual and organization development needs. 
• Design and execute executive development strategies. 
• Demonstrate excellent project management skills in the management of large-scale talent management, performance management and leadership development projects. 
• As project leader, responsible for effective planning, timely delivery, efficient project management, development of assigned consultants, and stakeholder management




The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of skills and experience in performance management, talent management, organization performance diagnosis, HiPo development, succession planning, culture change, external research and benchmarking, group dynamics, group process facilitation, communication planning, survey/ assessment design, and a strong proficiency analyzing data to gain insight into business performance. 


• Masters Degree or higher in Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology, Human Resources or related field required. 
• At least 9 years of progressive responsibility in the field of talent management and performance management are required. 
• Must have a track record of achievement in designing and implementing talent management and performance management initiatives in a corporate environment. 
• Experience implementing solutions in a complex environment required.
• Experience effectively interacting with and influencing senior level HR and business/function leaders required.



• Self-motivated professional with proven ability to carry out corporate strategies 
• Strong interpersonal skills, as well as executive presence and executive communications abilities 
• Strong people management skills – ability to coach and develop his/her business partners 
• Outstanding skills in organizational and management development, education and training and labor relationships. Adapts appropriately to changing conditions 
• Works constructively under pressure 
• Responds resourcefully to change and ambiguity 




Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The salary/hourly range is $148,580-$192,560.   Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.

Requisition ID:154945
Posting Location(s):N/A
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for public transportation ( Title 6 U.S.C. § 1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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