Head of Leadership Development
Learning & Development is the ultimate cross-functional team within Talent. Every day we work with key stakeholders across the organization to develop our people, drive impact, and help Wayfair remain a leader in e-commerce. We are the ambassadors of Wayfair's culture, which prides itself on transparency, collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking. We focus on guiding Wayfair team members to become the best versions of themselves by developing their skills, guiding them on how to increase their impact, and building lifelong relationships.
As Wayfair continues to evolve, the needs and skills of our leaders are evolving too. As the Head of Leadership Development you will be responsible for setting the strategic vision for leadership development. This requires a keen understanding of business needs and challenges, extreme cross-functional collaboration, and creative visioning to set the path forward.
What You'll Do:
You will set and drive strategy for the newly created leadership development team and be directly responsible for closing the leadership development gap for Senior Managers and above.
You'll be solving a variety of questions including: What do newly hired leaders needs to effectively lead and drive value? What is needed to prepare our next crop of directors? What does a director or VP need to lead orgs that have doubled or tripled over the past 12 months?
You'll analyze the needs of our senior leadership bench and partner extensively with key leaders across various business units to accelerate leadership potential and grow our leadership bench
You'll develop unique and dynamic experiences to accelerate learning curves in addition to developing a method to evaluate the efficacy and impact of the leadership programming you've implemented
You'll be a key enabler of thoughtful succession planning and collaborate with other Talent teams including Human Capital Strategy, Talent Management, and Performance Strategy, to develop a succession plan that aligned to, and is supported by, our leadership development strategy.
What You'll Need:
7+ years of professional experience in human capital consulting, management consulting, or talent strategy with a Master's degree in leadership, adult learning, organizational effectiveness, or MBA
You have demonstrated success in strong program or project management with impeccable interpersonal, and team building skills
You're an excellent communicator with strong senior presence; you have the ability partner closely with senior executives and execute quickly
You are flexible and agile in your approach to leveraging data and making rapid decisions
A plus, but not required: Training design and adult learning (e.g., ADDIE Model, Design Thinking, Kirkpatrick Model, Bloom's Taxonomy) knowledge