Corporate Vice President - Talent & Engagement Lead

Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


This Talent Lead role acts as the key interface for the talent management organization with assigned coverage specifically for the Insurance & Agency business.  The Talent Lead serves as the client area specialist for needs assessment, talent review, succession planning activities, organization development interventions, targeted learning activities, and change management.  The role also serves as the lead for any number of “engagement initiatives” coming from the business or emerging from engagement survey data.

This role works collaboratively with other Talent Leads, HRBPs, and business units to identify critical issues, assess client needs, and recommend, design and/or implement appropriate solutions.  Primary responsibilities include: designing and delivering customized talent and organization development programs based on client needs in addition to supporting the HR Business Partner teams in the delivery of Company-wide Talent Management initiatives with his/her clients.

This role manages one employee and is based in NYC with limited travel to White Plains. 

Major Responsibilities

Core Talent Process:

  • Support the HRBP team in effectively delivering the Company’s core talent initiatives and activities with their clients, including: annual performance management cycle, talent review and succession planning activities, employee engagement surveys, nomination-based talent programs, internal mobility, etc.

Talent & Organization Development Consulting:

  • Design and deliver targeted talent and organization development programs to clients as needed, e.g., manager assimilation, team building, development planning, coaching.
  • Partner with the HRBP team to conduct client needs assessments for learning and development activities that will build employees’ skills in line with the business strategy.
  • Partner with HRBP team to design and deliver change programs and initiatives as needed by the business.

Targeted Talent Data Collection:

  • Assist in facilitation around talent data collection activities (e.g., performance/potential 9-box discussions).
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of client-requested custom surveys and focus groups to investigate talent-related issues in greater detail (e.g., employee engagement, training and development, etc).

Learning Program Design and Delivery:

  • As part of the broader learning and organization development team participate in the design and deliver of training programs across the organization.

Employee Engagement:

  • Deepen the understanding of the Insurance & Agency talent and create opportunities for that talent to develop.
  • Encourage real conversations between employees and managers on career development.
  • Provide leveraged access to existing HR tools and programs
  • Ensure leaders understand the resources available to recognize employees for their achievements.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  Masters in Organization Development preferred.
  • ICF recognized Executive Coaching qualification strongly preferred
  • 8-12 years of applicable Learning and Development, and OD experience
  • Experience in Talent Development program management including business needs analysis, design, implementation, delivery and program metrics and reporting
  • Strong program implementation experience including all methods of program delivery (instructor led and eLearning) with the ability to deliver and implement creative learning and programs that target key development needs
  • Strong influencing, consultation and collaboration skills working with all levels of the organization
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated organization, problem solving and decision making skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience working on design, structure and implementation of new and existing content on corporate Learning Management System
  • Demonstrated ability to research, evaluate and recommend best practices in the execution and delivery of talent development programs and manage all aspects of the implementation of the programs and their effectiveness
  • Strong team development, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Excellent learning design and communication skills both verbal and written including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience managing, coaching and directing others




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