Senior VP - Talent

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SVP– HR – Talent

Reporting into the CEO of Amherst Holdings, the SVP - Talent will collaborate with executive leadership and employees across all levels of the Firm to develop and drive a comprehensive human capital strategy across the various Amherst business lines. The SVP - Talent will drive strategies in recruitment, retention, learning and development; and other key matters relating to the Firm’s human resource function.

Amherst seeks candidates with an established and successful record of accomplishments in human resources with a strong preference in high growth companies in tech, finance or start-ups.

Founded in 1993, Amherst Holdings has grown to more than 850 employees nationwide in our diverse business platforms in technology and data analytics, single-family real estate investments, asset management and investment banking.

Responsibilities:

  • Set a clear, compelling vision for how to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Create strategies that enhance our ability to develop and retain a highly motivated, creative, diverse and effective workforce including compensation, culture and development.
  • Serve as a business partner to the executive team to implement strategic and innovative human capital solutions supporting business growth and transformation.
  • Drive and influence talent assessment programs throughout the organization with the goal of achieving a culture of professional learning and development for our top talent. 
  • Provide expertise regarding the strategic design, implementation, and communication of the company’s compensation programs, including annual and long-term incentives, equity incentives, benefits and compensation plans.
  • Oversee talent acquisition to ensure recruiting plans and programs achieve the business unit’s talent goals and objectives; provide guidance and feedback on quality of candidates, process, performance; Drive HR operational excellence through establishing talent assessment programs, on-boarding and managing employee experience.
  • Establish HR budget and reporting process and oversee forecasting activity for headcount across the Firm’s business units.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development or equivalent), MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a Senior HR leadership role with significant management responsibility.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and monitoring programs/processes that drive business improvements across an organization and subsidiaries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels – with the CEO, management team, Board of Directors, and employees
  • Successful track-record of developing innovative and forward-thinking talent strategies and initiatives, and successfully scaling a compelling company culture.
  • Proven success leading people/talent function at a high growth start-up or a high growth division within a larger company.
  • Experience developing and managing effective incentive compensation, benefits, and reward and recognition programs
  • Ability to think strategically but also focus on tactical and operational issues
  • Proven experience with Human Resource and Workforce Management systems
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Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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