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Divisional Vice President, Talent Acquisition (All HBC Banners)

Location NEW YORK , New York , United States
Category Human Resources
Job Opened October 11th, 2018
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 18000CRB
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.


Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.


We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment


What This Position Is All About:

The Divisional Vice President, Talent Acquisition is responsible for defining and leading HBC’s talent acquisition strategy to support the company’s continued growth and transformation and strengthen the recruiting model and related programs with a global team based in New York, Toronto, and Bangalore. S/he will be a high impact business partner to all business units and HR leaders and identify and address talent opportunities, implement sourcing tools and processes, further build on existing and established programs around diversity and employer branding, and assure highest level of service delivery and commitment to talent acquisition excellence.


Who You Are:

  • You are a respected and proven thought leader in recruitment with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results and driving change within a large, complex organization.
  • You have strong executive presence, business acumen, consulting skills and the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy and operations, critical objectives, and cultural norms.
  • You are creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to interpret market conditions and turn concepts into action.
  • You have strong leadership, relationship building and influencing skills and can effectively coach leaders and the team.
  • You possess a player/coach mentality and are capable of thinking strategically as well as rolling up your sleeves and getting into the work.
  • You are confident that you can be a change agent who is flexible, resilient, and able to thrive in a dynamic, rapid paced environment.
  • You will embody a culture of taking smart risks and innovating to win.


You Also Have:

  • 15+ years of professional experience, with a minimum of 10 years in talent acquisition 
  • Experience recruiting in a customer-facing / consumer service industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in relevant discipline

As The Divisional Vice President, Talent Acquisition, You Will Focus On:

  • Driving Talent Acquisition Strategy: Develop and implement a talent acquisition strategy to attract top talent into the organization, ensuring a smooth process for internal clients and candidates. Continue to define new strategies and tactics for identifying, engaging, and hiring the best talent. Build robust talent pipelines that tap into targeted universities, networks, and communities. Create an exceptional candidate experience that represents our employee experience.
  • Team Development: Foster a team culture of sharing and contributing knowledge and best practices such as market conditions, emerging talent acquisition strategies, continuously improving the candidate experience, and evolving plans to meet the needs of the business. 
  • Performance Measurement: Leverage KPIs and reporting mechanisms to track the progress and overall effectiveness of the team.
  • Partnership and Relationship Building: Develop key partnerships with the business and cross functional groups (e.g., HR business partners, hiring managers, compensation) to ensure strategic, operational, and quality goals are achieved. 
  • Improving and Implementing Processes: Translate the overall Talent Acquisition strategy to supporting processes to meet performance goals and metrics. Identify opportunities to continuously improve processes and leverage technology and tools to enhance the talent acquisition experience.

How Often You May Travel:

  • 10% within North America


Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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