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Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Tiffany & Co.

New York, New York
posted January 28, 2020

The director of diversity and inclusion is responsible for leading the design and execution of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy for the global organization. This individual will provide services, solutions and connections to enable a more engaged workforce, mirror the markets Tiffany serves, and best position Tiffany teams to leverage D&I to create a culture of luxury and performance.

This role will lead and manage all diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, employee resource groups, consult with internal and external customers and partners, as well as build D&I capability internally within HR and key partner stakeholders (Sustainability, Brand, PR). S/he will consult with HR business partners to build diversity and inclusion capability as well as activate the diversity and inclusion strategy within each region and function. The director will collaborate with workplace, marketplace, community, and customer/supplier partners, as well as internal and external stakeholders to activate global diversity and inclusion framework. Additionally, he or she will ensure that the D&I strategies are aligned with Tiffany’s overall sustainability platform and leveraged to promote the business and generate innovation. The strategies must be consistent with Tiffany’s identity as an American luxury brand.

The director of diversity and inclusion will lead, inspire and facilitate teams that foster a culture of inclusion at Tiffany. S/he will lead the governance and management of Tiffany's ERG programs as well as create a D&I community through the leadership of The Tiffany Academy to develop innovative solutions. The director has the opportunity to create pilots for D&I initiatives, drive D&I engagement through multiple stakeholders, and develop D&I best practices. This individual will drive inclusive leadership through the development of company/regional/functional action plans for diversity and inclusion; work with local stakeholders to develop regional/functional strategies; and partner with talent analytics to utilize metrics for stakeholder adoption, benchmarking enhancements, and continuous improvements. The director will promote a culture of inclusion through communication and engagement, in alignment with company strategic priorities and sustainability goals.

The role will consult with internal partners, aligning D&I strategy and building D&I capability in their respective organizations to create and complete D&I project goals. The director will lead or participate in cross-functional opportunities related to external benchmarking, communication and external commitments. Aligning D&I strategy and building D&I capability in their respective organizations, spanning workplace, marketplace, community and partners.

The director will have project management oversight for all D&I projects and programs. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for proposing and managing HR training needs as well as the broader organization. This individual will provide inspirational leadership and invest in the performance, careers and development of two direct reports, the Academy community, the ERG community, D&I project leads across HR, and their extended teams and matrixed partners.

Required Qualifications/Primary Job Requirements

  • Visionary and Strategic Thinker: can envision and create a better future
  • Inspirational Leader: ability to inspire and engage leaders and associates
  • Change Management: ability to affect organizational change, with others, in the right way
  • Cultural Competence and Agility: understand and appreciate cultural differences, and bring insights to inspire and engage people in solving complex problems
  • Stakeholder Management: proactively create and maintain strategic relationships
  • Team Leader: drive for results through small team of experts and extended teams across HR and the business
  • Collaborative: creates an effective team environment
  • Adapts Positively to Stressful Situations: takes initiative to manage conflict, is flexible and resilient, and recovers quickly from setbacks
  • Trusted Adviser: visible and available to others, with the ability to build and maintain trust and respect
  • Minimum 10 years experience and advanced degree preferred.