Senior Manager, Talent and Organization Effectiveness (TOE) (Remote)

Working from Home
Jun 16, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) is seeking an action-oriented and passionate team member to help drive, deliver, and enhance various Talent Management programs and initiatives in support of our long-term global talent and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) strategy. The Senior Manager will execute talent processes, initiatives, and communications related to:

  • Talent Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Experience and Culture programs
  • On-Boarding
  • Targeted Talent Management solutions to advance and activate DEIB
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

This role will have an emphasis on supporting behavior change through evolving how these are delivered across a global company. As a member of the Human Resources department, this role is a critical contributor to the GBT Talent Strategy. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work seamlessly within our TOE team and with our HR Business Partners (HRBPs), Total Rewards and HR Operations, and Talent Acquisition stakeholders to ensure our teams are supported and that all talent management efforts are informed by the needs of the business
  • In partnership with an external communication agency, this position will be responsible for the creation of and updates for HR-related communications and branded materials in partnership with our internal communications team
  • Operationalize enhancements to the on-boarding program to include an implementation of on-boarding technology in collaboration with TOE, HR Operations and Talent Acquisition
  • Prepare materials for the business and HRBPs, align assets and training for participants and deploy them for performance reviews, goal setting, talent reviews, succession & development planning
  • Partner with HR Ops to help drive an Annual Operating Planning process that is used as the foundation for all talent decisions in the coming year. This also includes managing on-going talent development programs within the organization while refining as needed through consulting with the business and HRBPs
  • Execute our strategy and action plans to embed global leadership development across the organization. Partner with TOE Associate Director and HRBPs for a global review of talent ensuring organizational bench health and succession planning
  • Partner with TOE team and HRBPs to address desires for growth and development of employees through implementation of career pathways to strengthen our commitment to internal employee development. This includes leveraging our HRIS to ensure a consistent global competency framework, build capability, upskill, reskill and reinvent talent, while addressing identified talent gaps and skills required for the future
  • Assist the TOE team in driving a robust employee engagement and experience agenda that supports an effective hybrid and global workplace
  • This role will work closely with the Associate Director of TOE to help define priorities, goals and measures of success of GBT’s DEIB strategy. This includes contributing perspective, insights and knowledge, and taking a balanced and systematic approach to enable the organization to achieve measurable results
  • Manage relationships with external vendors that advance the capabilities and effectiveness of talent management objectives and initiatives
  • Manage fiscal aspects of talent management including making recommendations to the business on the most effective use of the vendor / training spend
  • Provide operational and performance metrics of programs and services, monitoring and communicating the impact of offerings on key metrics
  • Benchmark talent management approaches while evaluating viability for implementation/ modification with your internal network at GBT and external sources


  • BA/BS required
  • 6+ years of professional experience in HR Program Management or general Talent Management or Learning and Development, or a combination of these areas
  • Strong training development and communication skills
  • Well-versed in adult learning methodologies and vendor management
  • Experience with the training assignment process and learning management systems, with the ability to identify areas of improvement
  • Possesses a natural curiosity for innovative, people-focused strategies that drive targeted and high-impact results
  • Possesses strong facilitation and presentation skills; with an ability to negotiate, influence and persuade
  • Ability to work with leaders and teams with technical backgrounds to enhance people-focused organizational change management, communications, learning, and talent programs to drive business results
  • Understands an agile mindset and has experience working on teams using agile methodologies
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and rapidly changing requirements
  • Is an enthusiastic team player and self-starter with a serious commitment to drive complex work with excellence

Essential Knowledge & Skills:

  • You are adept at demonstrating empathy and engaging others through collaborative partnerships
  • You have a track record of building strong people connections in building trust, collaborating and creating an inclusive work environment
  • You like a challenge, seek to understand and enjoy framing the problem, while developing collaborative solutions
  • You approach work with a systems mindset where you regularly consider adjacencies, dependencies and synergies. You are highly engaged in adjacent HR functions and the overall business, have a growth mindset and can move seamlessly between multiple projects to drive results
  • You have a demonstrated ability to augment the talent conversation and performance processes in a matrixed organization
  • You pace for progress and are results driven and solution oriented; knowledgeable in change management practices that impact disciplined project management and teamwork; and have a sense of urgency, accountability, and ownership
  • You are adept at translating data insights with business and cross-functional partners to drive action plan efforts
  • You possess a solid understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging practices and how to link business initiatives to KPIs and ROI, while solving complex business problems
  • You have the cultural and social competency to establish strong relationships with teams and individuals working remotely, across time zones and continents
  • Works with the business to support change management, communications, learning, and talent strategies for multiple initiatives
  • Lead implementation of new learning solutions with limited oversight

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE:  This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position may require you to work onsite or interact in person with customers of the Company and/or work onsite from time to time at the Company’s facilities.  The Company requires all employees working in its facilities (including attending in-person meetings and events) to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for a disability/medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. This position requires you to maintain a fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.