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Organization Effectiveness - Talent Lead

Consulting | Chicago, IL | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Organization Effectiveness - Talent Lead

Lake Shore Associates (LSA) is looking for a strategic Organization Effectiveness - Talent Lead to support our client’s project. We are looking for an experienced talent lead that has experience working with commercial sales teams, ideally in a sales leadership role. This individual would be responsible for understanding the client’s sales operating model and translating that model into a talent framework necessary for the successful execution of a new sales strategy to drive strong business results. This resource must have a strong understanding of client needs and work well within a cross-function team environment.


  • Collaborate with sales strategy and leadership, sales operations, and the Human Resource team to effectively build out future state talent management processes.
  • Actively engage with other client stakeholders on information requests and best practice sharing, etc.
  • Understand and translate the sales strategy into specific talent processes including, but not limited to, performance management, leadership development, talent reviews, employee engagement, and competency assessment and development.
  • Provide external thinking and thought leadership to the sales team to ensure best practices, consistency and quality of programs.
  • Support the execution of the talent management processes with the client’s sales organization, including roles & responsibilities clarification, talent reviews, skills assessment, and individual development planning.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years or more experience in leading Talent and HR development programs including training, leadership development, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement and competency modeling.
  • At least 2+ years of sales leadership experience or the equivalent amount of time of consulting experience working in or with the Sales Organization in a Talent Management capacity
  • At least 4+ years’ of consulting experience working with large clients and executing enterprise programs.
  • Supply Chain experience a plus.
  • Must possess and demonstrate excellent presentation development and delivery skills, with ability to inform, influence and impact at senior executive levels.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Management or related technical field.