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Field Talent Growth and Development Consultant

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Summary:

Northwestern Mutual's Career Distribution Talent Acquisition and Onboarding team is seeking a talented and motivated individual who will assume an integral role in designing, developing and delivering innovative and data-driven field engagement strategies, processes, programs, and communications to select, launch, develop, and retain new representatives and interns.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition & Onboarding team members, and cross-functional enterprise stakeholders to deliver on strategic priorities, resulting in effective development, implementation and adoption of intern, candidate and representative experience strategies and initiatives.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders and vendors to support execution of onboarding business strategy, enabling us to provide data insights to the field that drive early productivity and retention
  • Design, execute, and deliver Talent Acquisition & Onboarding’s cross-functional field engagement strategy, including developing and implementing an integrated communication plan across various channels and audiences
  • Develop and execute a cross-functional content and communication strategy aligned to the Talent Acquisition and Growth team’s objectives, including defining, managing, and executing internal and external content and communications
  • Measure and evaluate effectiveness of integrated Talent Acquisition & Onboarding program and field engagement results and impact through continuous data collection, monitoring and analysis
  • Synthesize and compile metrics to enable data-informed decisions driving early productivity and retention
  • Support broader Talent Acquisition & Onboarding key initiatives that drive future talent results
  • Provide ongoing support to systems, processes, tools, and resources utilized by field leaders and their teams to facilitate the internship & onboarding programs
  • Develop partnership strategies and processes to effectively consult with the Field Talent and Performance team to drive change and impact to the field
  • Partner with key stakeholders, such as our field and business partners, on projects and tasks related to the candidate/representative’s consistent and systematic experience
  • Continuously sharpen skills and knowledge surrounding best-in-class onboarding/experience best practices, principles, and methods through self-study, participation on initiatives, and exposure to thought leaders inside and outside the financial services industry

Qualifications:  

  • 5 years professional experience with 3+ years in Communication and Content Strategy and Development.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop, create, innovate, consult, market, implement, and measure key team initiatives and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to identify or anticipate future trends and assess their relevance to NM
  • Proven ability to lead and influence change through others
  • Intellectual curiosity through urgency and execution
  • Ability to navigate through complexity and ambiguity, and take initiative in the role
  • Communicates effectively in role, escalating barriers and obstacles and maintains open lines of communication with other partners
  • Creates and executes project plans to deliver on work, supporting successful completion

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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