Director of Talent Management

Pivot Bio Published: April 10, 2023
Location Flexible
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Program Management
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Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products harness the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops and new sustainable ways for farmers to reduce the usage of fertilizers as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

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Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced Talent Management Director who will evolve and build Pivot Bio’s team and culture for continued innovation, resilience and growth. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, your work will build our culture of continuous development by tailoring talent management designs to meet the needs of an ever changing organization.  If you have a strong perspective on practices, processes and systems that recognize, grow and manage a highly dedicated people- and data-oriented talent base, we’d like to hear from you.      


  • Lead the strategic approach, design, continuous improvement and implementation of our talent reviews, performance management and succession planning processes  
  • Build talent, performance and succession processes that recognize and enhance capabilities across all levels in the organization, and prepare Pivot as a long-lived, sustainable business 
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to define and establish a long-term talent strategy that may include topics such as: identifying critical roles, determining talent gaps, contributing to internal mobility efforts, and developing long term plans to bridge talent gaps 
  • Collaborate closely with People Partners, Learning & Development and People Operations to provide consultation and lead projects to optimize talent management approaches 
  • Ensure that the programs and strategy are integrated, aligned, and complement other major People initiatives, and support Pivot Bio’s overall strategic direction  
  • Manage a reevaluation of the right performance management approach for Pivot Bio, including codifying the philosophy, systems, tools and training needed to ensure managers are aligned and prepared and all employees receive meaningful feedback and actionable development plans 
  • Serve as a leader in the People team, taking on projects and processes outside of direct area of responsibility as company needs and personal interests dictate 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required, relevant Masters Degree preferred 
  • 10+ years of broad HR experience including leadership in the talent management, performance management, and/or succession planning areas 
  • 3+ years of people management experience with a track record of building and leading a high performing team 
  • Demonstrated ability to run large-scale transformation processes (e.g., shift from a bi-annual performance and development design to a continuous / deliberately developmental culture) with multiple stakeholders and requiring both strategic and hands-on implementation, always with a focus on customer experience  
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence various levels of stakeholders, including C-Suite 
  • Coaching and assessment accreditations preferred  
  • Workforce Planning experience preferred 
  • Project Management experience in a high-growth fast-scaling environment, with expertise in scoping, leading and delivering complex programs, as well as a proven track record of project management skills from conception and design through implementation, measurement and continuous improvement  
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships across diverse range of stakeholders and to work across boundaries to build infrastructure  
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment with a passion for solving problems while being resourceful. Passion for data and analytics, and ability to influence with data-driven recommendations 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills  
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, handling multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines 

*Must be authorized to work in the United States  

What we offer: 

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup 
  • Stock options 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums 
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies 
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts 
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Annual Training & Development support 
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule 
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team 

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