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Talent Management and Leadership Program Director

Job Family: Human Resources
Req #: PS41359
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2021


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.


This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.


Talent Management and Leadership Program Director 


Preferred Locations: Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Mason, OH; Richmond, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY

Open to any other Anthem office for the most qualified applicant


The Talent Management and Leadership Program Director will enable business growth and a high-performing organizational culture by implementing end-to-end talent programs and initiatives that attract, grow and retain a diverse, top talent leadership pipeline. Effectively consult and deploy prioritized enterprise and tailored to business talent solutions, programs and resources. Deliver an outstanding associate experience.


Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Consult and partner with Anthem business leadership, HR Business partners and Talent Centers of Expertise to:

    • Partner with and support Talent Management & Leadership Directors to define, implement and manage end-to-end talent programs, processes and initiatives to achieve business growth plans and enable a high-performing culture.

  • Deploy and facilitate core talent management processes (e.g. succession mgt., etc)

    • Facilitate and implement succession planning, talent planning and reviews, performance management processes (other) to successfully manage talent

    • Facilitate executive onboarding and development

    • Facilitate workforce planning to ensure the business acquires, retains, and trains the right people, at the right time, in the right location to match business needs

  • Help build and manage a diverse leadership talent pipeline 

    • Identify and manage key talent segments for growth, leveraging enterprise leadership development programs and solutions

    • Identify, cultivate and coach high-potential talent through intentional career journeys, cross-enterprise experiences (e.g. rotations or talent moves), and leadership competency development

    • Support create diverse talent slates for VP, Staff VP and select Director level roles

  • Help develop people leadership capabilities at all levels of the organization and help build change leadership capability across the organization

  • Support business-led transformation initiatives (e.g. M&A) by implementing and leveraging talent practices (e.g., talent assessment, competencies development, organization design and effectiveness, etc.)

  • Advance and improve inclusion and diversity strategies, practices and processes to increase associate engagement and retention




  • Requires a BA/BS in Organization Development, Management, HR Development or related field; 5+ years of HR, talent management and/or leadership development experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • At least 3 years of experience successfully partnering / consulting with clients, strategic HR Business Partners and Talent Centers of Expertise to advise and implement end to end talent solutions and practices.

  • Experience in organizations known for strong talent and HR practices and/or Fortune 100 companies.

  • Experience creating and implementing end-to-end talent strategies, programs in a large, growing, and complex business.

  • Expertise as a specialist or generalist in managing two or more talent management processes, including but not limited to succession planning, performance management, onboarding, coaching, leadership development, organizational design, change management.

  • Demonstrated success at leveraging contemporary HR, talent management models and technologies.

  • Expertise in a broad spectrum of talent processes, practices and tools (design, development and implementation).

  • Comprehensive knowledge of assessment, selection and development of high-potential talent.

  • Knowledge (experience) of succession management.

  • Knowledge of prevailing talent trends across the healthcare industry and other competitive, external markets.


Key Competencies Needed for Success in Role 

  • Ability to establish credibility and relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to adapt communication styles across multiple stakeholder groups and facilitate productive conversations.

  • Ability to manage projects, work with multiple stakeholders, prioritize, goes above and beyond to deliver.

  • Excellent client consulting and partnership skills.

  • Agile process and human-centered design thinking.

  • Customer Centric.

  • Execution Excellence.

  • Builds Relationships, is Trusted Partner and Collaborator.

  • Communicates Effectively (writing, verbal, listening).

  • Accountable, Delivers Results and Drives Impact.

  • Innovative Mindset.

  • Critical Thinker.


Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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