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Principal, Talent Management - US Remote Option

  • Department People Team
  • Location United States - Remote
Guidewire is going through a transformation and is looking for a Head of Talent Management to join our expedition.  We are on the brink of something entirely uncharted.  We’re braving new territory as we navigate what’s next for our customers and ourselves.  We need intrepid explorers – those with adventure on their mind – to join us as we continue to plot our journey.
This position will play a crucial role in conjunction with business leaders as they navigate what’s next for our people.  This is an opportunity to work with creative, smart, fun innovative thinkers to establish and implement people solutions that help us achieve strategic business objectives.  If you have experience acting as a change agent, developing holistic people strategies, enabling leaders to be their best, and you are looking to elevate your career, Guidewire’s People team is the place for you. 

Job Summary
As a key leader in the Organizational Agility team, you will be responsible for building the future strategy, programs, tools, processes, and frameworks to facilitate the identification, assessment and development of identified and emerging talent as well as enabling all employees to experience meaningful career growth and development.  You will be instrumental in developing, retaining, and engaging our talent by helping to build an environment that develop their capabilities and grow their careers.

This role will report into the Head of the Organizational Agility team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the design and implementation of talent programs (e.g., talent reviews, succession management, talent movement (internal mobility), talent architecture); present ideas, business insight, and implementation approaches to business partners and stakeholders to increase the visibility of programs
  • Own the overall retention strategy of our talent through strong oversight and coordination of our integrated talent strategies with our Centers of Excellence (COEs), monitoring and adjusting our various talent levels to drive retention and reduce attrition where it’s needed most.   
  • Lead the evaluation, enhancement, and re-imagination of our Performance Management process to ensure clarity of expectations, exceptional delivery of high-quality feedback, and meaningful outcomes following performance conversations and integrate our company’s goal-setting practice (VPMOM)
  • Enhance and/or re-develop talent calibration tools and best practices, succession plans and, in partnership with the Head of L&OD, develop targeted development plans for successors and other high potential talent that align with future talent needs and meets long-term business strategies
  • Benchmark best practices for career growth conversations and career development across Guidewire and build tools to drive a culture of career growth
  • Lead efforts to create a culture of career so that employees can grow, develop, and move across the company – leveraging internal mobility to continuously create new opportunities for employees to gain exposure, capabilities, and experience.
  • Partner closely with HRBPs and COEs (L&OD, DEI, Talent Rewards) to identify opportunities for integration points and address specific talent needs leveraging talent data and themes
  • Program manage and own end-to-end existing and emerging talent management programs

What you will bring to Guidewire

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (MBA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field strongly preferred)
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in HR roles focusing on Talent Development, OD, or Leadership Development fields
  • Demonstrated ability to create strategies, practical approaches, activities, and measure to drive and sustain behavior change
  • Shown success to work cross-functionally, and vertically with senior leaders to influence and align people strategy with business goals and growth.
  • High degree of ownership and possess a strong business acumen, excellent communications skills with the ability to create a story using data and research combined with strong planning/project management skills. 
  • Deep knowledge of HRBP practices including organization design, compensation, performance management, organizational change, executive relationship building, etc.  HRBP experience is a plus.
  • Solutions-focused, empathetic, and collaborative approach to implementing and improving people programs and processes to support the business.
  • Strong understanding leading research, practices, and innovations in Talent Management, plus the strengths and drawbacks of what has been tried to date
  • A creative thinker that develops solutions focused on the future of work and dynamic needs of Guidewire’s culture and its people

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About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer ample paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.