Buckingham Search

Talent Development Specialist

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Buckingham Search is thrilled to be working exclusively with an impressive, stable yet growing trading firm in Chicago. The culture at this company is unique and energizing. They believe that constant innovation requires fearlessness, creativity, intellectual honesty, and a relentless competitive streak. They are committed to winning together and unlocking unique individual talent by incenting collaboration and mutual respect.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage and improve existing onboarding programs for our Technology teams that provide new employees with an understanding of the overall organization and our technology infrastructure
  • Work closely with Technology Leadership to understand and improve existing collaboration and communication within and across teams
  • Facilitate continuous dialogue throughout the Technology teams to identify talent gaps, future development opportunities and training needs and create new training initiatives accordingly
  • Oversee and implement all aspects of the high-profile intern and full-time campus hire programs for our US technology teams
  • Engage in ad-hoc coaching and/or performance feedback conversations to help develop Technology managers and employees
  • Work closely with Talent Development, HR and Technology leaders to help evolve existing executive coaching provision and other leadership development initiatives
  • Identify and engage internal and/or external parties to design and deliver bespoke training as needed
  • Continually critique the effectiveness of training and development programs/initiatives by soliciting feedback through direct communication, surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • Keep abreast of industry trends in the Talent Development space to collaboratively develop new and creative development initiatives with the wider team
  • Share implementation and facilitation of tactical work / responsibilities with Talent Development Coordinator
  • Continue to ensure that Talent Development initiatives represent and promote Firm’s culture
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Skills You’ll Need:

  • At least 5+ years of experience in a Talent/Learning Development or People Operations role with experience designing and implementing development programs
  • Ability to influence and coach stakeholders across all levels within an organization
  • Ability to develop trust and robust working relationships with deeply technical people
  • An innate curiosity about the work people do and how they do it
  • Leadership experience, in either people or project management
  • Collaborative, team player who enjoys working in a flat environment
  • Experience in diagnosing organizational and individual development needs and designing and implementing relevant support/development initiatives
  • Strong business acumen, self-directed, results-oriented and the ability to manage frequently changing priorities and projects
  • Detail-oriented and excellent documentation skills
  • Experience working with campus talent is advantageous
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high growth technology environment a plus
  • Reliable and predictable availability


Posted On: Monday, February 7, 2022



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