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Senior Manager Talent Development


Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 



Job Summary


The Senior Manager, Talent Development Relationship Manager will play a key role in cultivating exceptional talent to elevate the employee experience and drive growth and profitability at Vail Resorts.  The Talent Development Relationship Manager partners directly with Senior HR Business Partners and Senior Leaders to align the talent development strategy and priorities to achieve their business goals, through the development and application of enterprise processes, tools and solutions.  In this role, you will partner with our corporate functions and the executive committee members who lead Marketing, Finance, IT, Legal and HR. 

This high-impact, hands-on position will be charged with building, executing and managing comprehensive leadership programs that drive excellence to further our Business, Culture, and Talent Priorities. The person in this role should have a strong ability to develop relationships with senior leaders, HR business partners and other functional groups to deliver on enterprise Talent strategies, programs and initiatives.  This role will have an enterprise focus and own the TD relationship with our HR Business Partners for Vail Resorts corporate functions. 


The ideal candidate:


  • Thinks strategically, applying business insights to formulate and drive HR solutions that achieve organizational objectives.
  • Makes informed talent development decisions through the use of data and analytics.
  • Proactive approach to workforce development and talent pipeline growth / visibility.
  • An ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and with HR colleagues.
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.
  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner directly with HR Business Leaders and Operational Leaders to diagnose organization capabilities, provide strategy, thought leadership, development and talent programs designed to drive business results.
  • Enhance the employee experience through designing, developing, and implementing talent programs to develop Leaders and build high performance teams. 
  • Strategize programmatic enterprise-wide leadership offerings to delivering world-class learning, exposure and experiences aimed at enhancing the employee experience and building a sustainable pipeline of high-caliber leaders
  • Develop enterprise-wide talent strategies and solutions based on subject matter expertise in areas such as leadership development, learning, performance management and succession planning.
  • Evaluate impact of talent programs/initiatives and use data driven expertise to provide solutions to the business that generate a positive ROI
  • Integrate inclusivity into talent development programs and talent practices to foster a sense of belonging and equality for all.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, OD/Leadership, HR or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Certifications for relevant HR, L&D,  OD or Coaching a plus
  • 7+ years directly related experience, preferably in a medium-large company or consultancy
  • Experience defining program requirements and using data and metrics to determine improvements
  • Experience delivering cross functional projects, program or project management

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 221809

Nearest Major Market: Denver