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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  HR

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner (DEI) 
Flexible / NJ/ USA 
Hybrid / Remote 


As the DEI Partner North America , you will represent the highly dynamic and exciting local and regional Learning & development team and work closely with the Global learning team to roll out strategic and operational diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives that are tailored to local requirements and needs. 
You will partner with regional or local business, function and HR leaders in order to ensure best in class DEI  solutions to develop and deploy the new culture. 

At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.
Your key responsibilities

•    Develop, the program delivery and strategies that progress DE&I goals, in partnership with North America  Leadership teams, North Amrica Head of HR, and the Global Head of I&D.
•    This role will report to head of Leadership and Learning in NAM.
•    Coach leaders in shaping their roles as champions and advocates for inclusion and diversity.
•    Provide strategic input and guidance to leaders and HR partners on embedding DE&I related best practices into teams and operations
•    Partner with Talent & Leadership Development to integrate I&D content, serve as a thought partner, and support the facilitation of related learning initiatives.
•    Partner with Talent Attraction to enable and equip recruiters, hiring managers, and interviewers with the tools, training, and resources to attract diverse talent and set them up for success in the hiring process.
•    Partner with the HR Analytics to develop, maintain, and monitor metrics on an I&D related dashboard, using research and data-driven insights to diagnose and assess the impact of programs and initiatives
•    Serve as the local Company representative in the global I&D community, and act as the local point person for any global I&D initiatives


We bring

•    A team that is passionate about working together with each other and our customers in our pursuit of excellence.
•    A One Team approach where we openly learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future.
•    A function that is unafraid of change and challenge and brings best-in-class people development Initiatives to our organization.
•    A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally.
•    A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity, an open mindset, ownership and teamwork.
•    A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
•    A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things.


You bring

•    Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
•    Prior DE&I Experience, preferably in a multinational organization
•    At least 8+ years, Proven experience as an HR Business Partner or in a similar strategic HR role.
•    A natural change agent with Change Management experience
•    Experience driving initiatives and programs with sound Project Management experience
•    Nurturing Talent programs and Talent Acquisition initiatives including career fairs, events, and conferences


Important notes
This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal by September 28, 2023.  Please reach out to the hiring manager, Tammy Hudson, or the recruiter, Magali Tassera, if you have any questions regarding the position.

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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