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Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships- People & Culture

Job Number: R0001785 Posted On: 07/14/2021 Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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This position reports to the SVP, People & Culture and is a key member of the P&C Leadership Team, shaping overall People and Culture strategy across Catalina.  The People and Culture agenda is key given the transformation and growth of the organization.  Given the Future of Work, and ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey, this leader has a significant opportunity shape these important components of the overall strategy given their proximity to all functions across the Americas.  The team is highly communicative and collaborative, striving the make the workplace an amazing place to be for all Catalinians – whether in office or at home. 


Reporting into the SVP, P&C , the Executive Director, P&C Strategic Partnerships is a senior level position that is responsible for leading the delivery of day-to-day P&C support in coordination with the Catalina P&C community.  The overall objective of this role is to provide a broad range of strategic HR services and consultation to business functions and teams across Catalina Americas. Additionally, this position leads a team of Strategic P&C Partners. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads the Strategic P&C Partner team that is responsible for the creation of functional / organizational P&C agendas (key priorities, action) aligned with business objectives.  Determines the best P&C solution set given current and future business needs.  Works with the overall P&C community to ensure delivery.

  • Partners with executive team members and other leaders/employees across the organization to drive and execute talent and engagement strategies.

  • Delivers strategic HR services, consultation and builds capabilities that drive organizational performance through individuals and managers as well as identification of issues and recommendation of solutions.

  • For assigned groups, provides strategic P&C partnership to business leaders to resolve Employee Relations (ER) issues, ensuring appropriate actions are taken and risks are assessed.  Gets involved in escalated ER or consultation issues from Partner team. 

  • Coordinates and ensures seamless end-to-end delivery of priorities and life cycle processes

  • Works with Partners to ensure consistent communication and delivery of HR solutions and processes

  • Oversees the ongoing, informal engagement connections along with exit conversations.  Summarizes findings on a regular basis and recommends actions based on results.

  • Provides expert consultation on organization design and change management.  Critically thinking about cross-functional implications and the enterprise view, drives organization design within assigned business groups and ensures that P&C Partners are able to do the same.

  • Appropriately assess and communicate risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the organization’s reputation and its customers, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

  • Leads the execution of key P&C programs and initiatives across all areas of the business.

  • Partners and collaborates with Global P&C teams, Communications, and Finance to drive overall strategy, planning, and execution.

  • Aligns and partners with Global P&C teams as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree and HR specific certifications preferred

  • 10-15+ years of relevant experience as a strategic HR leader leading teams in fast paced organizations

  • Experience supporting C-level / senior leadership

  • Deep understanding of all HR functions, including organizational development, consultation, and business partnership.

  • Understanding of general compensation, benefits, recruiting, and People operations practices is also a plus.

  • Working knowledge of applicable US laws

  • Successful track record leading complex projects involving multiple teams through collaborative decision making, problem resolution, and continuous process improvement.

  • Demonstrated excellence in all forms of communication

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Teams, and Workday

  • Ability to attract, retain, engage and develop teams in a fast-paced, transformational environment

  • Ensure there is a focus on accountability and performance, with clear line of sight between organization strategy and individual goals

  • Without fail, embody Catalina values

About Catalina

Catalina is a recognized leader in highly targeted, personalized digital media that drives, tracks and measures sales lift for leading CPG retailers and brands. Powered by the most extensive shopper database in the world, Catalina's mobile, online and in-store networks personalize the consumer's path to purchase, delivering $7.9 billion in relevant consumer value each year. Catalina has no higher priority than ensuring the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us and maintaining the consumer trust paramount to the continued success of our business partners and Catalina. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, Catalina has operations in the United States, Europe and Japan. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Catalina.

Diversity, Inclusion + Belongingness

Catalina is committed to investing in, empowering, and retaining a more inclusive community within our company.   We are dedicated to hiring and cultivating diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has a seat at the table and a voice to be heard.  Our goal is to ensure that all our talented professionals are equipped with support, resources, and the opportunity to excel.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subjected to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.


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