VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Minneapolis

Allianz Life

This role will have dual reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Human Resources Officer (functional). In this highly visible role, the Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) has a direct impact on our Company's strategy and culture and therefore will provide enterprise-wide strategic leadership, direction, advancement, coordination and hands-on implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion related programs and initiatives at Allianz Life. This position will be accountable for designing, developing and leading a team to meet the needs of the organization's diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Also, this position is responsible for developing and managing diversity, equity and inclusion roadmap with a focus on achieving measurable, sustainable results, including improved diversity representation at all levels of the organization, and in future talent succession pipelines. The CDIO will serve as a thought leader, adviser and business partner to senior leaders regarding diversity, equity and inclusion related issues, Community Engagement, and topics and programs. Lastly, this role will partner with HR, executive and senior leadership to ensure diversity goals are incorporated into employee life cycle, inclusive of but not limited to recruitment and hiring, career progression, internal mobility, compensation and retention of talent. This role will also represent AZ Life on the Allianz Group Global Diversity Council, serve as the company's spokesperson on diversity, equity and inclusion, and represent the company in other internal/external forums.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, Development and Execution:~crlf~- Provide vision, leadership, coordination and strategic planning for the design and implementation of an enterprise wide plan to drive diversity and inclusion throughout the organization that is employee focused and tied to the Company's strategy and culture. Responsible for evolving current diversity, equity and inclusion strategy over time to meet the needs of the business as well as aligning to external shifts and best practices.~crlf~- Oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of the appropriate infrastructure (department, council, employee resource groups) to ensure effective execution of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. Partners with HR in developing diversity, equity and inclusion learning programs to meet the needs of the organization and its employees.~crlf~- Work collaboratively across a complete matrix organization to execute diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.~crlf~- Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to increase workforce readiness, retention and engagement.~crlf~- Partners with Human Resources and people leaders to attract, recruit, hire engage, develop, and retain diverse talent consistent with the demographic composition relevant labor force benchmarks; assists in building pipelines of diverse talent as part of succession planning.~crlf~- Influence organizational changes that drive behaviors required to leverage diversity and sustain an inclusive work environment.~crlf~- Work in partnership with all Human Resource functions to ensure the appropriate systems, tools, processes and metrics are established in support of the Diversity and Inclusion strategy.~crlf~- Demonstrates a strong understanding of the business and the financial services industries; connect Diversity and Inclusion effort to current and future business and people strategies.~crlf~- Develops strategies to eliminate barriers to diversity, inclusion, and EEO.~crlf~- Develops and recommends operating budgets within approved budget objectives.~crlf~~crlf~Communication & Change Leadership:~crlf~- Champions Allianz Life's efforts to achieve a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.~crlf~- Responsible for creating and executing clear and concise communications strategies to drive acceptance and advocacy of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.~crlf~- Utilize influence to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into all areas of the organization.~crlf~~crlf~Cultivate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awareness and Cultural Competency:~crlf~- Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation across all divisions within the organization.~crlf~- This role will partner closely with Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and HR Business Partner teams to ensure consistency and alignment of services provided.~crlf~- Partner with Organization Effectiveness and Learning and Development to design and deliver diversity and inclusion training aligned with the diversity and inclusion strategy.~crlf~- Develops and implements processes and KPIs to track and monitor the return on investment of training and education.~crlf~- Provides leadership and direction to evaluate the effectiveness of Allianz Life's diversity, equity and inclusion program and activities, as well as drive accountability at individual, team, and organization-wide levels.~crlf~ ~crlf~External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership:~crlf~- Champions Allianz Life's efforts to leverage diversity to succeed in the market by establishing a clear diversity, equity and inclusion message that aligns with the overall Employer brand. Stays abreast of best practices, external partnership opportunities, technology and tools to complement and inform Allianz Life's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.~crlf~- Publicly represents Allianz Life at the local, regional, and national level by maintaining strong internal and external relationships to advance diversity building partnerships in the markets we do business.~crlf~- Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with peers and partners in key organizations and companies to benchmark and share best practices.~crlf~- Collaborates with leadership to apply a diversity and inclusion lens to marketplace activities such as procurement/supply chain, marketing, product development, distribution, business growth, and external communications.~crlf~- Works with Allianz Life leaders to develop partnerships and other relationships with civic, community, and other organizations designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.~crlf~

Minimum Requirements:~crlf~– 8-10 years experience required: Experience identifying, learning, facilitating and implementing best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion required. Must have prior experience successfully managing and executing numerous priorities and multiple projects in a fast paced environment~crlf~– Requires 10+ years of management experience in a complex business environment with significant experience managing a matrixed staff, developing strategic plans, and executing system-wide strategies and programs. Progressively responsible leadership experience in EEO, diversity and inclusion, and/or human resources. ~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~– 11+ years experience preferred: Working in a global organization, interfacing directly with executive leadership, developing and utilizing metrics to plan and make decisions~crlf~– Advanced degree preferred: Organizational Development, Business, Human Resources, Marketing or related~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

Periodic domestic and international travel required~crlf~~crlf~At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~


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