Sr Consultant - Future Workforce Design - #223351

Principal Financial Group Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Area: Human Resources

Business Area: Human Resources

Location: GA - Atlanta;TX - Austin;TX - Dallas;TN - Memphis;GA - Savannah;IL - Chicago;OH - Cleveland;IN - Indianapolis;MO - Kansas City;WI - Milwaukee;MO - St. Louis;OH - Cincinnati;CA - San Francisco;CA - Irvine;CO - Denver;MN - Minneapolis;AZ - Phoenix;OR - Portland;NC - Charlotte;PA - Pittsburgh;NC - Raleigh;FL - Tampa;MA - Boston;UT - Salt Lake City;IA - Des Moines;MI - Detroit;NE - Omaha;TX - Dallas/Ft. Worth;WA - Seattle;WA - Spokane;CA - Fresno;NM - Albuquerque;NJ - Lambertville

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2019-09-05

What you'll do

As a Sr. Consultant - Future Workforce Design, you'll play a critical role in ensuring Principal's end-to-end talent management system is prepared to enable the workforce of the future. Everything from how we recruit, develop, support and retain is designed in a way to support the talent we need to enable our long-term success. You will be the visionary who will help us see how work is changing, and the architect who will help us reshape our talent strategies in response.

How you'll spend your time:

  • Assist HR teams and business leaders in assessing their readiness to drive future of work initiatives within their business units or functions

  • Collaborate with HR partners (recruitment, training and development, performance, compensation etc.) to design programs and processes in line with future workforce demands.

  • Lead all aspects of the execution of end-to-end, integrated talent attraction, development and retention programs which have been designed to facilitate organizational growth within critical areas.

  • Act as a talent expert across the organization, staying current on emerging trends within talent management and talent engagement, sharing standard methodologies and key findings.

  • Gather information (both qualitative and quantitative) in order to advise stakeholders in developing strategic workforce plans that support the organization's current and future workforce requirements.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. We're proud of consistently receiving several recognitions as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes' first-ever list of "America's Best Employers!" And the best part? It's our employees who gave us a thumbs-up.

What you'll get from us

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We'll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.

  • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.

  • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.

  • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That's why we provide the flexibility needed to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and 8+ years direct experience in consulting, training, or managing in organizational development, organizational behavior, and/or human resources; and/or crafting HR and workforce development solutions.

  • The ideal candidate has experience in consulting with organizational leaders on strategic workforce planning and organizational effectiveness initiatives.

  • The position requires strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills.

  • Successful candidates will have a proven capability of working (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment

Competitive candidates will:

  • Demonstrate Design Thinking in one or more of the following areas (organization effectiveness, organization development, human resources)

  • Have experience Consulting/Advising Future of Work Business Capabilities

  • Demonstrated experience in managing an organization through a sizeable transformation

  • Be detail-oriented, accountable, adaptable, customer and results-oriented

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with and influence others

  • Build relationships with external partners as appropriate

  • Manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables.

  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, has a learning mindset and is self-motivated

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and fluid environment

Job Level

We are open to hiring at the next level based on qualifications.


While we have a preference for candidates who wish to be located in Des Moines, IA, we are open to considering candidates across the US with heavy travel to Des Moines, IA.

How we hire

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via phone or email.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates needing sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for future opportunities.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to follow a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Who we are

We help people build the kinds of lives they dream aboutempowered by financial security and stability. We started in 1879 (yes, 1879) as an insurance company. Today, we're a member of the FORTUNE 500 and a global investment management leader.

So that's what we do. As far as who we are, well, we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Doing what's right has been a part of who we are for more than 140 years. We focus on taking care of not only our employees, customers and advisors, but also the people who live in the communities where we do business.

Learn more about our values in the workplace.

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Sr Consultant - Future Workforce Design - #223351

Principal Financial Group