Director of Talent Technology and Data Intelligence

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Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies


Director of Talent Technology and Data Intelligence

Our Global People + Culture (P+C) team has an immediate opening for a Director of Talent Technology and Data Intelligence.

You will be a senior leader of a team who is laying the foundation for the Talent Technology and Data Intelligence function. In this role you will have the incredible opportunity to influence the overall effectiveness of our current and future Talent Technology offerings at a global level.  This position will report into the Global Head of People + Culture Operations COE.

What you will do:   

  • Lead Talent Technology team initiatives, leveraging technology and automation to help us scale as we continue to grow
  • Partner with COE’s to provide input into new processes, prioritize projects/enhancements, map business processes, implement creative and effective solutions that will shape the way H+K operates now and into the future
  • Work with HRIS data leads and HR teams to implement and recommend best practices to ensure optimal utilization of Talent systems including configurations, business processes, data management, security architecture, and reporting
  • Serve as technical subject matter expert for current Talent Systems including ATS (Jobvite), Performance and Learning (Cornerstone), and in-house HRIS system.
  • Serve as technical lead for upcoming Workday HCM rollout partnering with Director of People + Culture Operations who will serve as functional lead. Technical activities may include business process configuration, security, calculated/custom fields, report writing.
  • Guide and Partner with HRIS Data leads and HR teams to implement and recommend best practices to ensure optimal utilization of Talent systems including configurations, business processes, data management, security architecture, and reporting.
  • Drive Talent Technology roadmap across employee and candidate experience to ensure operational excellence and support growth plans.
  • Lead project implementation of master data strategy for Talent related system implementations and database cleansing projects.
  • Lead the design of global Talent metrics and benchmarking within Talent information systems, including cross-functional companywide data gathering and analytics on employee data trends.
  • Direct management and development of People + Culture Systems Analyst.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 8+ years functional and technical HRIS design, configuration, and administration experience
  • Strong systems thinker, with an ability to prioritize effectively and build sustainable solutions from the ground up
  • Skilled at operating in a complex, cross-functional organization where your team needs to collaborate and integrate with other teams across many disciplines
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Power BI, data management and data integration skills with an ability to organize, analyze and correlate data information.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Previous systems configuration of HRIS, ATS, Performance and Learning platforms desired. Working knowledge of Workday a plus.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEOs, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

At H+K Strategies, our first priority are our people, and we believe that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H+K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.

Join our team and harness the power of the public.

What we can offer you:

  • No need to check your values at the door, we encourage you to show up and be your authentic self
  • Opportunities to stretch up and across to grow within the company
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous Paid time off
  • Passionate colleagues and a supportive work culture
  • Comprehensive inclusive health, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
  • Back-up care, paid parental leave and family solutions
  • Retirement 401(k) with company match