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Talent and Culture Manager- REMOTE at United Natural Foods Inc

Posted in Human Resources 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Job Description:


As a member of the Talent & Culture team, you will collaborate closely with the Director, Talent & Culture and Talent & Culture Partner in the planning, development, implementation of talent strategies and programs, such as performance management, talent reviews, succession planning, and organizational development. They will create, implement, and manage talent strategies and solutions to achieve critical business initiatives, partnering with various stakeholders and functions (HR Business Partners, HR Managers and Directors, Compensation, Learning & Development and HR IT) to deliver solutions proactively, innovatively, and effectively.

Talent Programs include:

• Performance Management

o Year-End and Mid-Year performance review processes

o Goal-setting process

o Ongoing support and enhancement of performance management programs, processes & tools

• Talent Development

o Talent Profile

o Talent Review

o Succession Planning

o Development Planning (with L&D)

o 360 Feedback (with L&D)

• Organizational Development

o Competency design and job mapping

o Organizational leveling

o Career path framework

Essential Function:

  • Partner with business and HR leaders to design, develop and deliver people programs to enable business strategies.

  • Demonstrate business acumen by developing strong understanding of organizational landscape and hierarchy.

  • Deliver all aspects of year-end and/or mid-year performance review program including timeline, communications, training, reporting and system configuration.

  • Lead Talent Review strategic planning and delivery activities including program design and support facilitation of sessions across organization.

  • Responsible for ownership and optimization of organizational competency model.

  • Design and implement development planning and succession planning processes across enterprise.

  • Liaise with other HR members (i.e., Compensation, Corporate HR, Field HR, L&D, etc.) to ensure integrated delivery of talent life cycle activities.

  • Partner with Talent Development Specialist including coordination and review of deliverables

  • Manage the design and delivery of other internal Talent & Culture projects as needed by Director, Talent & Culture

  • Performs other job duties as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute various talent programs, including performance management, talent review and succession planning processes, and competency model

  • Collaborate with various internal partners (HR, Communications, IT) to design, enhance, and support talent programs

  • Build relationship with external vendors to develop and implement talent initiatives that support the company’s objectives; Manage contracts and services for talent external vendors

  • Manage program delivery, including timeline of communications, trainings, events, coordinate delivery with other HR and company initiatives

  • Proficiently configure talent modules and reporting within HRIS; proactively explore and seek enhancements to HRIS; frequently research external insights to suggest innovative technology solutions

  • Design and facilitate solutions to measure the effectiveness of talent initiatives, including surveys, reports and focus groups; share insights with relevant stakeholders in a timely manner; Facilitate agile adjustments to programs

  • Develop communication, training and supportive resources related to talent programs; collaborate with internal stakeholders in Communications, L&D, and HR Program Delivery; use innovative ways to engage with associates and leaders on talent programs

  • Create solution that aggregates all program feedback and system suggestions; prioritize and deliver agile enhancements to programs

  • Design and integrate talent data from various sources (HRIS, survey tool) through dashboards and presentations that share insights on critical talent needs

Job Requirements:

Education/ Certifications/or Equivalent combination of education training and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required in business, OD, HR, or another related field.

  • Master’s Degree in Business, OD, HR, or another related field a plus.

  • Professional certifications in HR field (SHRM, S/PHR, ATD, etc.) a plus.


  • 5+ years of related experience in role with similar background/experience

  • HR System Implementation is preferred

  • Experience with SAP SuccessFactors is preferred

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Strategic program design, configuration, and delivery across all levels of the organization

  • Strength in building trusted relationships and collaborating across teams – peers, senior leaders, and direct reports

  • Executive presence and confident presentation skills

  • Negotiating scope of work, service levels, and contract terms with external service providers

  • Developing and executing multiple projects in parallel

  • Development and delivery of strategic communication and training plans to enable success of talent programs

  • Strong business process and technical mindset

  • System savvy – can learn and become proficient in new technologies at a rapid pace including HCM, performance management, survey tools, etc.

  • Strong reporting and data analytic skills

  • Development of client-ready deliverables and presentation materials

  • Cultivating influence and credibility with key business sponsors

  • Innovative mindset – explores external resources to create change

  • Thrives in environment of uncertainty and change

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications, especially MS PowerPoint & MS Excel

  • Understanding of HR functions and inter-related business processes

  • Some travel may be required

Physical Enviornment/Demands:

  • Some travel may be required

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during normal workday

  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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