Talent Development Manager at Groupon
Chicago, IL, US

Do you have a passion for helping people grow?


Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.


Our Talent Development team at Groupon has one thing in mind - our people. Whether we’re consulting on employee engagement with leaders or developing our front line managers, we’re working with teams across the globe to help build an environment where our employees can grow and thrive. 


As our Talent Development Manager, you will drive the Talent Development strategy and execution for North America, in addition to owning global Talent Development processes and tools. This person will be a member of the Global Talent Development team, reporting to the Global Head of Talent Development and working closely with HRBPs and business leaders to establish and bring to life our people agenda. The person in this role will have significant responsibility in driving highly visible programs and processes. As Groupon continues its focus on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, we are seeking a Talent Development Manager to craft and deploy programs that support our employees in a competitive talent landscape.  


We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a significant and meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work?


You'll spend your time on the following:

  • You will manage the global performance management, talent review, and mid-year promotions processes with an eye toward continuous improvement 

  • Ensure global adoption and practical use of Workday, Glint, and other systems

  • Manage and continually evolve the Pulse Survey program

  • Evolve our approach to succession and development planning to strengthen the bench of future leaders 

  • Manage vendor relationships and source new vendors as needed

  • Ensure effective planning, delivery, and evaluation of management and leadership capability programs, with responsibility for North American program operations 

  • Facilitate manager and leadership development programs in North America

  • Manage a talent development coordinator to ensure efficient and impactful program operations

  • Partner with HRBPs to bring to life the people agenda for the North America organization

  • Support the North American HRBPs in the adoption of talent development tools and processes 

  • Collaborate with business leaders and HRBPs to craft, revise and facilitate new and evolving learning and talent initiatives


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Talent and Leadership Development

  • You have experience working with HR or business leaders to identify needs and scope solutions

  • You have strong organizational skills with evidence of successfully managing concurrent projects, ideally across geographies 

  • You take a results-oriented and hands-on approach; you're a self-starter who can execute in a dynamic environment with minimal direction

  • You demonstrate extreme comfort with ambiguity and the ability to adapt prior experience to the Groupon landscape and culture

  • You're a polished and comfortable public speaker with experience in virtual delivery and webinars

  • Experience in a global, matrix organization

  • A plus if you have an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology or related field

  • A plus if you have a certification in Situational Leadership

  • A plus if you have people management experience


Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us. 


Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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