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Staff Vice President, Talent Performance and Leadership Succession

Human Resources Job ID 2024-14500 Primary Location: Johnston, Rhode Island 05/01/2024 Hiring Range: $152,400 - $219,100
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FM is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

This is a key role within the Talent Management team, reporting to the VP of Talent Management, and will serve as a strategic partner and owner of critical talent processes, practices, and priorities. This includes strategies and progress targeted at developing and moving our talent across the company, and ensuring the organization has consistent, effective, efficient, and integrated organization-wide processes for performance management, talent reviews, succession planning, development planning, competencies, and career management. To be effective these processes must be closely integrated with key stakeholders including executive business leaders, HR Business Partners, Total Rewards, Diversity and Inclusion, the FM Global Academy, and must be appropriate for a global workforce.

Leads and guides a team focused on the review, update or redesign of Performance Management and Succession Planning practices and programs to ensure they are fit for purpose, relevant to the business and consistent across the entire organization.​

Provides leadership for and operationalizes the talent review and succession planning process related to the identification and assessment of internal talent enterprise-wide, including consulting in the creation of development interventions and plans.​

Provides leadership for and operationalizes the performance management process from goal setting to performance reviews, incorporating multi-rater feedback practices, and integrating with the Total Rewards team to ensure alignment with reward philosophies such as pay-for-performance.​

Designs competency architectures and career paths by building a framework and tools to organize and align roles across the organization.

Evaluates and tracks key metrics to influence talent management program direction, monitor business impact and optimizes organization effectiveness.​ Manages key stakeholders, including HR leadership, HR colleagues, business and executive leadership.

Develops and implements change management strategies at all levels of the organization for new and revised programs and practices.

Researches, identifies, and incorporates external leading best practices, innovations, and trends into design of talent management solutions where appropriate. 

Provides design input to the FM Global Academy on leadership and manager training as well as development programs.

Works to ensure the employee and manager experience are core elements of the performance and succession practices​.

Partners with Corporate Communications on global employee and manager communication regarding annual talent processes.

Plays a talent partner role, providing consultation to the HRBP team on all talent related capabilities​.

Collaborates and partners closely with HR Business Partners, FM Global Academy, Total Rewards, DEI, and key business stakeholders to ensure solutions are aligned to critical business needs and support outcomes from talent reviews and succession planning.

Leads and develops direct reports, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship. ​

  • 10 years of experience in talent management or organizational development, with experience leading performance management and talent review/succession planning processes in a global organization
  • 5 years of managerial/people leadership experience
  • Bachelors degree in HR, Organizational Development, Psychology, Business or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in building a talent management organization
  • Previous experience working with engineering leaders, in an engineering based organization
  • HR Business Partner experience
  • Workday experience, and working with HR Operations/IT on Workday configuration
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence, and previous change management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and delivering high quality outcomes
  • Highly accountable for achieving goals and objectives; a strong self-starter
  • Ability to balance being strategic with being involved in the day-to-day
  • Masters degree in HR, Organizational Development, Psychology, Business or related field


  • Strategic thinker with the ability to design and implement talent management initiatives that align with organizational goals
  • Strong consultative, diagnostic skills, and critical thinking/problem solving skills - can use logic, reasoning and data to identify gaps and strengths of solutions, practices, processes, and workforce
  • Strong leadership skills – willingness and ability to lead, and offer opinions and direction to drive execution of talent management solutions
  • Strong collaboration skills and team orientation
  • Possesses high sense of urgency - can operate effectively when there is ambiguity and progress forward with a bias for action
  • Effective self-management and project management ability
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills, including PowerPoint and ability to create executive and Board level presentations

Location and Work Model:

  • Location: role may be based at the FM Global offices in either Johnston RI (strongly preferred), Norwood MA, Boston MA, or Parsippany NJ
  • Must be willing to work onsite at one of the above FM Global offices a minimum of 3 days per week
  • Travel: dependent on work location, Johnston RI will have minimal travel, other locations will need to be in Johnston on a regular basis as needed

The final salary offer will vary based on individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

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