Talent Management Specialist

W Sacramento Corporate Office
500 West Capitol Ave
Human Resources


A successful Talent Management Specialist is an integral part of the Raley’s team, assisting all levels of the organization in bringing to The Raley’s Way to life through world class leadership development, talent and performance programs. This key contributor will design and implement programs under the guidance of the Director of L&D that enable our values and achieve our long and short term business goals.  The Talent Management Specialist supports Raley’s approach to motivating, developing and retaining high potential leaders.


  1. Partners with organizational experts and leaders to recommend talent management processes and leadership development programs to support organizational needs.
    1. Serves as the subject matter expert (SME).
    2. Works with SMEs at every level to identify needs, opportunities and gaps. Creates recommendations and defines goals based on those relationships and findings.
    3. Supports The Raley’s Way, Our Customer and Team Member Promises and core company strategic priorities in development mechanisms.
  2. Creates and implements a talent management program infrastructure and framework to support organizational strategy.
    1. Creates business rhythms, process, and procedures.
    2. Develops communication and marketing methods in educating team members on programs and resources.
    3. Acts as liaison to support external development and leadership programs with partners such as WAFC and CGA.
    4. Regularly interacts with store-level and above/corporate management to measure the effectiveness of talent management and leadership development programs, systems, tools and procedures; revises solutions based on these observations and feedback.
  3. Provides on-going program management and administration for the delivery and facilitation of Talent Development projects and initiatives.
    1. Administers specific programs such as succession planning, IDP development, leadership development, performance and talent processes.
    2. Works cross-functionally with talent acquisition team and HR operations on new hire and leadership assessments.
    3. May provide administrative support as needed to department.
  4. Supports the continuous evolution of leadership development and talent management processes at Raley’s.
    1. Evaluates, analyzes and reports on program and process effectiveness to business partners through a dashboard or other means.
    2. Develops and maintains brand standards to ensure a consistent appearance.
    3. Ensures materials are current and support the Company’s vision, mission and direction. Determines appropriate graphic content (video, photo, clip art, original art, and vector graphics) to enhance visual effectiveness of material.
    4. Manages video and photo shoots for programs as needed.
    5. Keeps up-to-date on new leadership development approaches and talent management theories and methodologies to create experiences that are meaningful for our team members.
    6. Works with vendors to find, review and make recommendations for “out of the box” courses that meet our requirements, while still being memorable and inspiring.
    7. Manages and negotiates vendor relationships to ensure delivery and implementation of services that meet business needs and terms of service agreements.





Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field preferred. Five (5) or more years of experience in a talent management or leadership development role (e.g. succession planning, talent review tools, assessments, leadership development programs, performance management processes) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Retail industry experience preferred.



§ Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) with ability to use program functionality to intermediate/advanced level.







·        Strong leadership and communication skills (written, oral and presentation)

·        Experience with HRIS systems. (e.g. Peoplesoft)

·        Quick learner and problem-solver; able to figure things out and manage multiple tasks and priorities

·        Ability to champion new ideas and initiatives.

·        Ability to understand store functionality.

·        Ability to articulate and simplify complex concepts to cross-functional audiences.

·        Strong financial planning skills with a focus on long-term strategy.

·        Values diversity.

·        Strong planning and organizational skills.

·        Demonstrated abilities in problem solving and conflict resolution.

·        Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS - Employees may occasionally experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:

Occasionally bend/stoop to lift heavy boxes of up to 25 pounds up and down stairs.

Sit for long periods of time either in meetings or driving long distances.

Telephone use.

Standing for long periods of time.

View computer monitor.

Keyboarding; use of fingers to make small movements such as typing and mouse usage.



Work is performed primarily in a normal business office environment.


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