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Senior Group Director, Corporate Functions New York

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Job description

Senior Group Director People & Organization Corporate Functions, New York

At CHANEL, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complementarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL.

About the Role:

CHANEL is looking for a Senior Group Director to join our People & Organization (P&O) Team in the New York office. You will set and deliver the execution of core Human Resources processes within various corporate functions as well as identifying opportunities for specific people strategies. You will be a key business partner to the corporate leaders helping build their leadership skills and driving performance in a human driven way. This role will be supporting TECH, Digital, P&O, and AD.

Our ideal candidate will be both hands on and strategic and responsible for driving all areas of P&O including HR Strategy, Leadership, Employee relationships & compliance, Talent recruitment and retention, etc. 

HR Strategy

·  Closely collaborating with senior leadership, responsible for the development, business case and implementation of human resources and OD strategies that align with the organization’s long-term strategy.
·  Understand each functions mission and priorities and apply HR expertise to develop unique solutions for diverse employee populations.
·  Drive strategic People & Organization objectives in line with organizational objectives, partnering with business leaders to align priorities and goals with the right talent and resources for the future.
·  Contributes to the total US HR strategy through proactive ideas and partnership in execution with the broader P&O team, connecting with HRGs and COEs in the process.
·  Contributes to global recommendations, updates and developments of HR processes, policies and systems via collaboration with COEs and P&O colleagues with a focus on improving performance.
·  Support the teams on organization and business issues including but not limited to culture, change, talent preparedness, team effectiveness and HR projects.
·  Act as coach/consultant to senior leaders on HR related issues as well as serve as employee advocate and change agent.
·  Drive collaboration and partnership with each COE community.
·  In partnership with Management Committee leader, drive coaching and development of corporate leaders.

Employee Relations & Compliance

·  Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations in an effort to maintain a positive workplace.  Work with Senior Group Director, Employee Relations to determine ownership of investigation process, providing insight and partnership where needed.

Organizational Structure

·  Develop and provide guidance as it relates organization strategy such as structure, workforce planning, talent reviews and succession planning.
·  Support the teams on organization and business issues including but not limited to culture, change, talent preparedness, team effectiveness and HR projects.

Talent Development

·  Actively oversee talent development with COE partners (inclusive of Learning & Development and Talent Pipeline team)
·  Partner with leadership on talent agenda – focus on critical skills and roles needed for the future, identification of top talent, development opportunities, creation and application of development plans and succession plan.
·  Seek to follow global philosophy while understanding unique nature of métier focused roles.
·  Develop robust talent pipeline and strategies to attract, develop and retain key talent.
·  Act as coach and mentor to P&O team members  

General Partnership

·  Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to corporate leadership (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
·  Supports leadership by providing People & Organization counsel and support with decision-making.
·  Partners with relevant COEs and HRBPs to make recommendations and effectively implement and execute P&O priorities.

Problem Solving/Decision Making

·  Analyze trends and metrics related to people, utilize for informed decision making and drive HR strategies as it relates to various People & Organization items (i.e. compensation, diversity etc.)
·  Expected to use discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance; problem solving often requires originality in determining new procedures, programs, or practices.  Often problems are resolved in the absence of precedent. 

Recruitment / Hiring

·  Support leadership in reviewing, evaluating, and updating relevant job missions.  Push thinking of leaders as it relates to need for roles, decisions around organization structure, and impact on people.
·  In partnership with business and talent acquisition team strive to fill open roles with top internal and external talent
·  Partner with leadership to onboard / Integrate new employees into Chanel through formal programs (ie; Imagine Chanel) and informally
·  Partner with compensation team as needed on pay / rewards structure for incoming associates.

You are energized by :

·  Working in a highly collaborative P&O team and Global environment  
·  Opportunities to solve complex problems and brainstorm solutions.
·  Operating within ambiguity and feeling empowered to draw information from various sources to guide decision making.
·  Building meaningful relationships with business leaders that help deepen your understanding of the business operation and the connection to people.
·  Fostering a meaningful employee experience centered around inclusion, development and connection.
·  Continuous improvement mindset and approach to people programming   
·  People leadership and development  
·  Ongoing strategizing on how to further evolve people agenda to meet business objectives.

What you will bring to the team:  

·  Bachelor’s degree required.
·  Experience in luxury retail business preferred. 
·  Collaborative mindset, creative thinking, passion for people & teams.

Position Logistics:  

·  Minimum 12 years of progressive successful HR experience
·  This role is Partially Remote meaning the role requires a minimum of three-days in-person office presence at the designated location/office.
·  Some travel required ~10% 

What skills you will learn? What experiences might you have?   

·  You’ll learn even more about Chanel’s corporate functions, being close to key decision makers and having the ability to influence. 
·  Further opportunities for visibility to senior leadership 
·  Leadership skills
·  Further ability to influence others and drive impact by aligning business and people strategies.


·  The anticipated base salary range for this position is $166,000 to $200,000. Base salary is one component of the total compensation for this position. Other forms of variable pay [may/will] be offered for this position. Other components [may/will] include bonus potential, benefits, and/or perks.

Benefits and Perks

·  Flexibility (flexible time and hybrid work options)
·  Wellbeing resources include dedicated paid time off for wellbeing (2-week August Office Closure and Wellbeing Days in Retail) and a Wellbeing fund.
·  Family and care giving benefits (inclusive of parental leave, fertility support, MilkStork, and Membership)
·  Generous paid time off policies to include vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer days.
·  401K, pension and other incentives
·  Robust healthcare offerings; medical, dental, vision, MDLIVE (virtual care), One Medical, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care), Health Savings Account and Employee Assistance Program
·  Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Health Advocate, International Business Travel Accident & Medical, and Commuter Transit & Parking

Additional Information:

Chanel is a private company whose values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work. We offer a unique work environment where individuals are encouraged to better understand the brand, the business, and motivations, so that together we can unlock the possibilities of growth. This is reflected in:

Diversity and Inclusion

·  At CHANEL, we are intentional in promoting Diversity & Inclusion. We foster respect, empathy, and dignity for all.  We believe strongly that the diversity of our people across the full spectrum of human differences is essential to our organisation and the connections we have with each other and our clients.
·  We offer Employee Resource Groups in the US that are voluntary, open to all, employee-led groups formed around a shared identity or lived experience, whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community aligned with the values and missions of the communities they support.

Chanel Community

·  CHANEL Community empowers our employees to channel their passions, talents and sense of purpose to contribute to and learn from our communities.
·  Employees are encouraged to take time off annually to volunteer through CHANEL Community. CHANEL also matches employee donations to select charitable organizations.


·  CHANEL Mission 1.5° is our climate action plan. It is focused on transforming the business in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on climate change to limit the average global mean temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
·  Employees are encouraged to contribute to our US Sustainability efforts at the corporate level and within the divisions, through organized taskforces and initiatives.

Arts and Culture

·  We are committed to extending our legacy of cultural engagement. Global support includes the CHANEL Culture Fund, which supports a select group of leading art culture institutions across the globe, and the CHANEL Next Prize for the next generation of creative talent.  US support currently includes Annual sponsorship of the MoMA film program, Tribeca Film Festival programs and Through Her Lens, Support of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women and Sponsorship of the BAAND Together Dance Festival at Lincoln Center.

Fondation Chanel

·  Since 2011, Fondation CHANEL’s mission is for women and girls to be free to shape their own destiny.  Through multi-year partnerships with financial and technical support, Fondation CHANEL is committed to improving the safety and autonomy of women and adolescent girls around the world, impacting over a million women and girls in its first 10 years.   
·  For more information, please navigate to the Fondation Chanel website here  

Career and Leadership Development:

·  We have dedicated in-house teams focused on supporting the onboarding of employees, developing leadership skills via custom programs like Imagine Chanel People, Heart of Leadership and group and individual coaching, and blended online and live classes offered on our Bloom platform and by skilled trainers, such as Shape Your Career, to develop career building skills.

*Chanel, Inc. benefits and perks are dependent on eligibility and subject to modification by Chanel at any time.

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