Human Resources - Newark, NJ Vice President, Inclusion & Business Execution

About the position

At Prudential, we believe we have a moral and business imperative to move beyond “valuing diversity” to fostering a truly inclusive culture. Prudential was founded on a belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be financially secure. We have built our reputation and our business on a dedication to expanding financial wellness to working families, customers and communities of all backgrounds, and guiding the industry on issues of social responsibility and inclusive economic growth. We will deepen this commitment to our employees and customers by making inclusion a key component of our culture, talent and execution.

We are seeking a Vice President, Business Execution to help lead Prudential’s Diversity & Inclusion Center of Expertise and serve as a consultative strategist for our business divisions and corporate centers. You will work closely with business leaders, Human Resources Partners, and experienced professionals in our Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Management teams to set, implement, and track progress against specific goals relating to Prudential’s culture, people and business performance. You will be responsible for promoting the business case for inclusion and integrating inclusive best practices into Prudential’s day to day practices: guiding the “Execution” area of focus of the Inclusion program and as a subject matter expert across client groups.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Impact and preferably based in Newark, New Jersey you will have the following responsibilities:

  • You will partner with business leaders and corporate groups, including Corporate Social Responsibility and Multicultural Marketing, to implement, pilot and/or replicate specific strategies to strengthen inclusion and enable people and business performance
  • You will lead development, communication, reporting and progress tracking for Accountability Letters from division and business leaders in support of business- and group-specific diversity and inclusion goals  
  • You will partner across the company to understand business priorities, develop action plans and disseminate best practices for inclusive approaches and market strategies
  • You will translate external research on the business case for diversity and inclusion to Prudential’s businesses, initiatives and strategic goals
  • You will create and manage an ongoing, enterprise-wide inventory of current, past and future initiatives that demonstrate(d) inclusive business practices and diverse market strategies; you will track status, scope and impact of these initiatives and develop case studies to share and replicate findings
  • You will lead the creation of a Diversity Scorecard framework to measure progress against the company’s diversity and inclusion goals
  • You will champion inclusion throughout the company and cultivate engagement/accountability with stakeholders and partners
  • You will have a deep knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following areas: diversity & inclusion; organizational effectiveness; business transformation & innovation; collaboration & team effectiveness; managerial effectiveness; and/or change management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA or other relevant Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum 10 years corporate professional experience; strategy, consulting and/or project management experience desirable
  • Experience working cross-functionally and strengthening relationship at all levels of the organization and across multiple locations
  • Impact without formal authority

  • Earn credibility and create buy-in among leaders, managers and employees  

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and translate strategy into practical solutions

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Willing and able to facilitate and initiate candid, productive conversations on a variety of topics including race, gender, sexual orientation, ability and identity

  • Positive, self-starter able to work without significant oversight or day to day direction

  • Flexible and innovative in a productive, growth-oriented and time-critical environment

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

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 www.prudential.com 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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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