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AVP, Talent Acquisition

Company: Unum
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: 01/19Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.General Summary:General Summary

The purpose of this position is to direct the development and execution of recruitment and selection strategies for three or more functional areas to meet Unum Group business needs: Unum US, Colonial Life, Unum UK, Corporate Staff, Global Services.

Roles/business areas: Accountable for the development and execution of innovative recruitment strategies for Unum/Colonial Life to support hiring for Corporate Staff. This role will also oversee the corporate college recruiting strategy. Additional responsibility includes managing a team of talent acquisition professionals at varying levels, external suppliers, capacity modeling and workforce metrics.

Geographic: Home office locations: Chattanooga TN, Columbia SC, Portland ME, Worcester MA, Glendale CA and Unum UK; Colonial Life Sales and Unum US Field Offices.Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct the development of recruitment plans in partnership with key business areas and HR business partners that address ongoing talent needs
  • Drive an ongoing discussion with business areas regarding workforce planning and develop plans to project recruiter capacity and determine the most efficient/flexible methods to utilize regular, contract and agency resources.
  • Direct the development and implementation of innovative recruiting and sourcing strategies and processes that maximize quality, speed, and efficiency, generating diverse candidate pools.
  • Partner with HRIS team and Global Services to leverage business process and technology to create value through efficient processes for recruiting teams, hiring teams, candidates and vendors.
  • Direct the development and implementation of selection processes and tools that promote ease of use and ensure best candidate experience and selection.
  • Ensure the experiences that candidates, primary recruiting sources and our communities have with Unum/Colonial Life recruitment and hiring teams are a direct reflection of our brand.
  • Direct the implementation of diversity recruiting initiatives using data to track results.
  • Create and execute a corporate college recruitment strategy that allows business units to build talent pools for effective use throughout the company.
  • Implement metrics to measure performance of the talent acquisition department.
  • Recruit, lead and develop high performing, engaged teams across geographic areas.
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with internal partners in business areas and HR.
  • Implement industry best practices for optimal results, efficiency, consistency and risk management.
  • Identify opportunities to influence, collaborate and share best practices with UUS Field Sales Recruiting Team; Colonial Life Agent Recruiters; and HR partners in UK and Ireland.
  • Develop and effectively manage department operating budget.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws/regulations regarding employment and selection processes and recordkeeping.
  • May perform other duties.

    Job Specifications

    • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
    • 10+ years of talent acquisition or broad HR functional experience, developing and implementing service delivery strategies required
    • 4+ years of proven success leading a corporate talent acquisition or HR team required.
    • Knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and state-of-the-art technology.
    • Demonstrated track record of success creating strategic talent programs that support aggressive business growth in a highly specialized and competitive market.
    • Must have proven leadership experience in a large or complex organization.
    • Strong knowledge of OFCCP requirements and expertise in effectively managing full life cycle recruitment.
    • Expertise with applicant tracking and recruitment systems, models and methodologies.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and leading a high performing team.
    • Experience developing and managing an annual recruiting budget, metrics, and performance goals.
    • Must be able to work effectively with multiple partners, both internal and external to create alignment and clarity around initiatives.
    • Demonstrated success in managing vendor partnerships.
    • Understands the intersection of people, process, and technology with respect to transformation and process automation.
    • Ability to drive change, impact, and be adaptable to a wide range of situations.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively in a team and build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Ability to influence cross-functionally and seek diverse perspectives.
    • Strong judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Insurance industry experience and HR certifications preferred.



      Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

      Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.


Keywords: Unum, Chattanooga , AVP, Talent Acquisition, Other , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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