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  • 9 Feb 2018 3:36 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title: Director of Talent Management and Training

    Department: Human Resources

    Reports To: Chief People Officer

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Develop and drive the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s (GCFD) critical talent management and development and training functions. This role is designed to leverage the incumbent’s business partnering skills to build systems to attract, develop and retain talent from the entry-level to key leadership positions. The Director of Talent Management and Development will partner with both the management and leadership teams to build and drive the training and development strategies to align with the organization’s objectives and growth projections, to include identifying and maintaining leadership competencies, succession management, career development, training and strengthening the performance management process.

    This person will serve as a strategic thought partner, providing solutions to organizational and departmental concerns, navigating workplace dynamics, driving employee engagement, and positively impacting the organization’s culture while ensuring it aligns with our mission.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Lead the successful development, maintenance, tracking and promotion of educational programs, initiatives, materials and tools to support the learning needs of the organization at all levels.
    • Support and guide efforts to develop employees through coaching, learning, and experiences.
    • Reimagine GCFD’s performance management process to support culture transformation, innovation and accountability in alignment with the strategic vision and organization’s values.
    • Drive the coordination and completion of the performance management review process and

    associated talent calibration activities.

    • Consult with leaders on ways to effectively assess strengths, identify gaps, and help employees create/achieve their career aspirations.
    • Work with Committees to foster employee engagement, drive ownership of personal growth, leverage unique career path opportunities, and recognize and reward successes and achievements.
    • Identify and create unique opportunities to train and development both individuals and teams of high performers.
    • Work with leaders to support hiring efforts, including partnering with leadership team and hiring managers to identify recruitment strategies, as well as ensure diverse candidate slates and top quality candidate selection.
    • Develop longer-term forecasting hiring needs, especially for critical roles. Analyze candidate sourcing methods for the hiring process, to include strategic interviewing techniques using competency modeling for selection.
    • Develop retention strategies for the organization to ensure the attraction of high performance and diverse talent.
    • Support workforce planning efforts by coaching leaders to optimally align talent in a way that balances the organization’s needs with individual career aspirations.
    • Uncover, assess and propose opportunities for HR process improvements.
    • Use data and analytics to inform recommended improvement solutions for both development and training.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Resources concentration, or related field required.
    • Significant experience in a strategic Talent Management/OD role working with employees at all levels of the organization to develop and deliver strategically aligned talent solutions.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Master's degree preferred, with a concentration in Human Resources, Organization Development or Business related field preferred.
    • Significant knowledge of, and practical experience applying assessment and development tools, including personal inventories, 360 degree feedback, competency models and coaching interventions.
    • Hands on experience leading webcasts and building learning management systems (LMS).
    • Demonstrated understanding of instructional design methodologies.
    • Must have strong project planning and execution skills.
    • Previous experience providing direct human resources support including employee relations and HR solutions implementation or the willingness to develop these skills and leadership abilities.
    • Demonstrated ability to positively influence others and to deal tactfully and confidently.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills with a strong bias for action and keen sense of urgency.
    • Must have strong team and relationship building skills.
    • Must be highly adaptable and experienced in working in a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent written/verbal communication skills are a must.
    • Demonstrated usage of change management and organizational development and design techniques.
    • Prior experience in nonprofit a plus.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

    EXPOSURE:

    • General office environment; limited exposure to warehouse environment
    • Interacts with GCFD leadership team, staff, volunteers and vendors.

    Nicole Robinson
    Vice President of Community Impact
    Greater Chicago Food Depository
    4100 West Ann Lurie Place
    Chicago, IL 60632
    773-843-7798
    nrobinson@gcfd.org
    Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community

    You can change the lives of our neighbors in need.
    Help deliver nourishing food and hope for
    our community at  http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org


    Have an Open Job? Searching for Talent? 

    Check out our Jobs Portal.

    http://jobs.kraftfoodsalumni.com/

    Send Job opportunities to kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com

  • 21 Jan 2018 9:16 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)


    Thank You 2017!

    A Year in Recap

    Created By Alums, For Alums!



    Launched New Website

    January 30, 2017

     

    • Powered by Wild Apricot
    • New Member Features:
    • Directories
    • Groups
    • Discussion Forums
    • Blog Post

     


    Federal Reserve Event

    February 9, 2017

    • Coordinated by Alum Phil Lardner
    • Host at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Chicago
    • Private Tour and Presentation by Dan Wasserman
     
      


    Spring Events
    Event Photos 
     

    Networking Event Metro NY

    April 4, 2017

    Financial Wellness

     

    • Sponsored by Quorum FCU

     


    Executive Panel Series Chicago

    May 11, 2017

    Panelists:

    • Fred Paglia
    • Rhonda Jordan
    • Rick Blasgen

    Moderator:

    • Wendy Kritt 
       

      
     Summer Events
    Event Photos  
     

    Summer Happy Hour

    Metro NY Happy Hour

    July 19, 2017

    Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Announce Co-Presidents:

    • Kelly Downey
    • Michele Briggs

    Sponsor:

    • Progressive HR Strategies Inc.


      

      
     

    3rd Annual Chicago

    Happy Hour

    July 26, 2017

    Chicago Opera Rooftop

    Sponsors

    • Foresight ROI
    • Progressive HR Strategies Inc
    • Quorum Federal Credit Union
    Guest Speaker:
    • Mark Mappa Wealth Manager 

       

      

               

    Launched New

    Private Job Board

    September 30, 2017


     New Features: 

    • Powered by Web Scribble
    • FREE Postings for Members
    • Resume Database
    • Set Up Job Alerts

     
    Fall Events
    Event Photos  
     

    Metro NY

    Executive Panel Series

    Success In Consulting

    October 17, 2017

    Rye, NY

    Sponsors

    • Progressive HR Strategies Inc

    Panelists:

    • Ian Smith
    • Carolyn Barlow
    • Andrew Fox

    Moderator:

    • Michael Schwartz 

     
      
      


    Chicago

    Executive Panel Series

    Success In Consulting

    October 19, 2017

    Skokie, IL

    Sponsors

    • Schraf, Banks, Marmor LLC
    • Progressive HR Strategies Inc
    Panelists:
    • Barbara Ford
    • Chris Prociv
    • Larry McManis
    • Kathy Nyquist
    Moderator
    • Robert Simpson



      
      
     

    Miami - LA

    Executive Panel Series

    Success After Kraft

    November 9, 2017

    Coral Gables, FL

    Sponsors

    • Progressive HR Strategies Inc
    Panelists:
    • Gabriela Garcia
    • Luis Conde
    • Esme Thompson

    Moderator:

    • Patricia Pinies

     Planning Committee:

    • Maria Fico
    • Diana de Los Reyes 

     

      

      

     
    Join The Alumni Network
    More to come on our events and activities for 2018!

    Get involved, Help Us Grow and You Grow!

    (3) Membership Levels
    Premier, Consultant and Elite

    Created By Alums, For Alums!



     




  • 20 Jan 2018 1:25 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    Career Transition Services Partner Wanted!


    Happy New Year! 

    We will be offering a series of Career Transition webinars to our members who are in the career transition process. If you offer career transition services such as; resume writing, effective communication of personal brand, networking skills, interview coaching, offer negotiation, and career planning, please email us, kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com. 


    Priority will be given to Partners who are from our Alumni Family (Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Oscar Mayer, Mondelez, Cadbury, Philip Morris. General Foods, etc.) and Alumni Network members. www.kraftfoodsalumni.com


    Perry Sholes

    President 

    CPG Alumni Networks

    Kraft Foods Alumni Network

    kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com




  • 6 Sep 2017 10:10 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)
    Networking Made Easy for You!
    Fall Events in
    Metro NY - Chicago - Miami

    Networking can be challenging and cumbersome but not when you are attending a Kraft Foods Alumni Networking Event. This is like networking at the “Cheer’s Bar, Where Everybody Knows Your Name!” or they know you were with a Kraft Foods or CPG Company. This is the common theme that makes our events way more pleasurable than any other business networking event. By the Way; Kraft Foods Alumni Network is Created By Alums, For Alums!


    Consultants, this is a great opportunity to renew or establish connections that can lead to new business. As a business owner building credible connections is crucial to your success. Alumni Network events are created for helping Alums like you who are in business for themselves. These events are a showcase of the high caliber of talented individuals who worked at Kraft Foods companies, that’s YOU. Join Us, Help Us to continue the evolution of growing the Alumni Network.


    Searching for Talent, Searching for your Next Adventure? Here again is why the Alumni Network was created! Statistics are against you finding great talent in a stack of resumes. Stats are also against you finding your next gigs through an online job board. Alumni Networking events are where you can meet other Alums who may be in transition or Alums who may be looking for Talent to build their teams. Attending events puts you on the top of mind for other Alums who may be able to assist you in a search. Being present is where the magic happens.


    And, just Networking at a great venue, with good people, food and drinks. What a great combination! Developing or reconnecting with others on a personal level never gets old. The Alumni Network provides that common theme for everyone to build upon and take it where you want. Looking to share ideas, get input on new business, mentor, advisor, etc. These are all things you can offer to the Alumni Network. What you get from Networking, is always a by-product of what you give!


    We are not just a LinkedIn group, where you have a collection of electronic business connections. We are an ACTIVE Network! Networking events is one of many ways we distinguish ourselves from online communities. Attending events is where you get the full meaning and power of this Network. Join us, engage us, evolve with us!

    CPG Professionals are welcome at our Alumni Events!

    Created By Alums, For Alums!
    Attend an Event!
    Join the Network!


    Link to our Events and Membership page:

    http://www.kraftfoodsalumni.com/Events


    Perry Sholes – SPHR

    President & Founding Member

    Kraft Foods Alumni Network

    kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com

    www.kraftfoodsalumni.com


    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/networking-made-easy-fall-2017-events-dates-now-set-perry?published=t

  • 21 Aug 2017 9:56 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)


    Lori Rothman – Kraft Foods Alumni Network Featured Consultant Lori Rothman is an experienced professional in the areas of Consumer Science and Sensory Evaluation, specializing in consumer products and packaging. She is known for leveraging consumer and sensory insights to drive product innovation and business growth. Her experience includes strategy development, department creation and staffing, sensory facility/infrastructure, cross-functional and cross-country relationship building, budgeting, and delivering business relevant results. https://lnkd.in/evahkes



  • 21 Aug 2017 9:50 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    https://lnkd.in/eJH9a6F Free Job Postings for Members.

  • 30 Jul 2017 12:38 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Kraft Foods Alum Tricia White and the Schwan's team on their recent acquisition.

    http://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/articles/93292-schwans-acquires-better-baked-foods-drayton-foods-expands-pizza-capabilities

  • 18 Jul 2017 2:17 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    Robert ReedRobert ReedContact ReporterChicago Tribune

    The global companies that make our food, snacks, beauty products and other consumer staples are ripe for more corporate takeover tussles. Expect locally based Kraft Heinz and Mondelez International to be part of the fray.

    Right now, Wall Street's focus is on shareholder activist Nelson Peltz's proxy battle to win a seat on the board of Procter & Gamble, the global marketer of Tide, Charmin, Pampers, Gillette razors and other household names.

    Click below for the full article:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-pg-kraft-mondelez-robert-reed-0718-biz-20170717-column.html

  • 15 Jul 2017 2:17 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    Networking Made Easy for You!

    Networking can be challenging and cumbersome but not when you are attending a Kraft Foods Alumni Networking Event. This is like networking at the “Cheer’s Bar, Where Everybody Knows Your Name!” or they know you were with a Kraft Foods or CPG Company. This is the common theme that makes our events way more pleasurable than any other business networking event. By the Way; Kraft Foods Alumni Network is Created By Alums, For Alums!

    Consultants, this is a great opportunity to renew or establish connections that can lead to new business. As a business owner building credible connections is crucial to your success. Alumni Network events are created for helping Alums like you who are in business for themselves. These events are a showcase of the high caliber of talented individuals who worked at Kraft Foods companies, that’s YOU. Join Us, Help Us to continue the evolution of growing the Alumni Network.

    Searching for Talent, Searching for your Next Adventure? Here again is why the Alumni Network was created! Statistics are against you finding great talent in a stack of resumes. Stats are also against you finding your next gigs through an online job board. Alumni Networking events are where you can meet other Alums who may be in transition or Alums who may be looking for Talent to build their teams. Attending events puts you on the top of mind for other Alums who may be able to assist you in a search. Being present is where the magic happens.

    And, just Networking at a great venue, with good people, food and drinks. What a great combination! Developing or reconnecting with others on a personal level never gets old. The Alumni Network provides that common theme for everyone to build upon and take it where you want. Looking to share ideas, get input on new business, mentor, advisor, etc. These are all things you can offer to the Alumni Network. What you get from Networking, is always a by-product of what you give!

    We are not just a LinkedIn group, where you have a collection of electronic business connections. We are an ACTIVE Network! Networking events is one of many ways we distinguish ourselves from online communities. Attending events is where you get the full meaning and power of this Network. Join us, engage us, evolve with us!

    Created By Alums, For Alums!

    Link to our events page:

    http://www.kraftfoodsalumni.com/Events

    Perry Sholes – SPHR

    President & Founding Member

    Kraft Foods Alumni Network

    kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com

    www.kraftfoodsalumni.com


  • 12 Jul 2017 2:58 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

    What does an Alumni Network do? We should help our fellow Alums in times of unfortunate change! We all shared in a common company experience that many of us are proud of and have fond memories. Our Madison Oscar Mayer Alums can use our help right now. If you are aware of any job opportunities for the people impacted by the Madison Plant closing please share them here on this LinkedIn message or via the Kraft Foods Alumni Network: www.kraftfoodsalumni.com or kraftfoodsalumni@gmail.com. We will be posting jobs and job transition information on our website within the next week. Stay tuned. Kraft Foods Alumni Network is Created By ALUMs for ALUMs! https://lnkd.in/epiCKfA


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