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Waukegan, Illinois  |  Onsite
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Applied on October 27, 2021
Job Id #51118 Posted October 5, 2021

Job Title

  • Specialist, IT Talent & Development

Main Purpose of the Role

  • Plans and executes the prioritized activities under the IT Talent strategy in the IT Talent Development Office for mid-career and emerging leader personnel across IT, including:
  • Creating the IT talent and development plan to support the implementation of the IT strategy and the unique needs of mid-career and emerging leader IT talent.
  • Determining how talent and development solutions are used to achieve long-term business success and add value to meet organizational needs.
  • Analyzing, designing, and delivering a range of talent and development solutions to meet IT employee and organizational needs.
  • Also, as a member of the IT Talent Development Office, coordinate focused development programs across all levels of IT:
  • Creating and implementing development programs to grow key IT skills, roles and acumen across all levels of the organization.
  • Analyzing skill gaps and implementing effective programs to address, including measuring effectiveness of existing and future development offerings.

Main Responsibilities

  • As part of the IT Talent Development Office, collaborates in the development of the overall IT Talent Strategy, including the focus areas and supporting programs needed to execute the strategy.
  • Under the direction of the Director, IT Talent Development Office, assesses, diagnoses, plans and implements strategic talent solutions to support the IT Strategy for mid-career and emerging leader personnel.
  • Implements programs, partnering with resources across the organization to successfully deliver solutions and initiatives that address key areas of focus from the IT Talent Strategy.
  • Facilitates a steering committee of representatives from across IT focused on mid-career and emerging leader personnel.
  • Provides support to IT on executing key talent and organization strategies for mid-career and emerging leader personnel.
  • Creates and implements development programs to grow key IT skills, roles and competencies across IT, including the evaluation and sourcing of third-party providers.
  • Creates awareness for all IT employees about the various development programs and opportunities and maximizes the utilization of existing development programs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in L&D, OD or related field or MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years’ experience in learning and/or development within large organizations.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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