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Director Talent Management

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21364 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Director Talent Management to join our Human Resources team! This role reports to the Vice President, Talent and is located at the headquarters in Columbia, MD.

The Director Talent Management will be responsible for creating strategies and overseeing and executing the management of all aspects of talent management including succession planning, employee engagement, performance management and leadership development.  This role is a key driver to our high-performance culture goals to attract, engage, develop, and retain high-performing talent.


  • Provide thought leadership, consultation, and guidance to the company on talent management strategies in partnership with the businesses and HR leaders
  • Ensure a common competency-based approach for leadership development, including the creation of job pools, that is linked systemically to talent management outcomes
  • Partner with the businesses and HR leaders to ensure common approach for Coaching
  • Lead the solid design and effective delivery of organization development approaches as well as individual and team training programs (both outsourced and in-house)
  • Ensure performance management initiatives reflect best practices and accomplish intended objectives for Grace and employees
  • Lead the approach and execution of identifying engagement of employees and approaches for resolution of areas in need of improvement.
  • Ensure diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles and approaches are foundational to all talent management practices in partnership with the business, DEI and HR teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 15+ years of experience in talent management, organization development, HR or related field. 
  • High degree of initiative, accountability and ownership of all aspects of the role
  • Thought leadership at the corporate level preferred
  • Team leadership
  • Vendor and contractor management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Polished communicator with an ability to comfortably interact with all levels of the organization, from C-Suite to Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in I/O psychology or organizational behavior preferred.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore