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Director, Talent Catalyst

Company: Prudential
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Director, Talent Catalyst will have accountability for driving talent outcomes for Prudential's Transformation Office (TO). You will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of practitioners deployed to work on Prudential's most significant transformation initiatives.

The TO has been established to drive Prudential's transformation to become the company our customers, employees and shareholders need us to be. We will harness organizational changes to help the company deliver on its ambition of becoming better, bolder and faster.

Working closely with, and relying on expertise from, partners across the company, the TO will simplify decision-making, clarify accountabilities, accelerate execution and streamline reporting of Prudential's Future of Work (FoW) initiatives in support of our purpose.

Your success in the role will be assessed by execution excellence in implementing data driven solutions across talent strategy, organization design, job redesign, change management and new ways of working.

What you will be doing:

  • You will play a key role in helping to execute the talent transformation framework for workstream and initiatives defined by Prudential's Transformation Office
  • Provide expertise and support from the perspective of talent transformation
  • Drive FoW discussions and workshops with business leaders
  • Design talent roadmaps with Business Leaders and HR Business Partners
  • Assess the function/ business through a robust talent diagnostic approach. Analyze different datasets such as employee database, skills and org metrics to triangulate on the current state of the organization
  • Conduct a root cause analysis on the problem statement and propose levers to address those problems. Work with various stakeholders to socialize the approach, get buy in and create a plan
  • Assess the change required to execute on the process and identify gaps in context of new ways of working, roles, talent capabilities, processes, systems and technologies.
  • Identify the right operating model to create business value. Ensure the org is redesigned with all the elements in consideration (ways of working, collaboration with stakeholders etc.)
  • Re-define roles of the future based on the business values and the outcomes. Link them to the workflows and collaboration mechanisms
  • Support the businesses in their workforce planning process with respect to future roles and skills. Shift focus from workforce planning to strategic workforce planning/ work task planning. Help identify supply and demand gaps and levers to address them.
  • Partner with various Business COEs to leverage and integrate business and functional capabilities
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on Talent Transformation for the specific business and the function

A Director, Catalyst will be responsible for:

  • Formulating and executing talent solutions in partnership with HR Business Partners and other key stakeholders
  • Assessing function/business through a robust talent diagnostic approach. Analyzing different datasets such as employee database, skill and org. metrics to triangulate on the current state of the organization
  • Redefining roles of the future based on the business values and the outcomes
  • Acting as a SME on Talent Transformation for the specific business and function
  • Supporting the business in their workforce planning process with respect to future roles and skills
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert on FoW, help enable business leader and broader HR teams to help ensure seamless execution of future of work initiatives in the business


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required; Advanced degree in relevant disciplines a plus: MBA, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior or Organization Development
  • Minimum five years of relevant Business, HRBP, Organizational Design/Effectiveness, Change Management and/or Data Analytics experience preferred
  • Facilitation Skills: Ability to guide a group of leaders through a process and drive effective outcomes. Ability to set boundaries, understand the group dynamics and handle difficult situation to arrive at specific results
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze complex questions, perform root cause analysis, evaluate solutions in the lens of creating business impact
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to work with different teams and influence them without authority. Ability to collaborate with teams across functions and business and deliver results. Comfortable working with different teams in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Consultation & Influencing Skills: understanding of the values of the organization and the social and emotional motives and needs of people
  • Proficient Knowledge of Org Design, Org Effectiveness, Workforce Analytics and Change Management


All Successful Catalysts Require:

  • An innovation mindset with a willingness to challenge existing design and service paradigms
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences with impact, precision and skill
  • Ability to embrace and lead through transformational change
  • Successful in influencing leaders and associates alike on complex business issues through a combination of impeccable verbal and written communication skills, highly developed emotional intelligence and savvy navigation of complex business structures
  • Highly developed organizational skills to manage multiple priorities
  • A positive mindset & willingness to work in ambiguity
  • Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.


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