Job description


Director of Talent Management (0827)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical America

Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), one of 4 regional headquarters established by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, includes 20 group companies in North and South America. The formation of this regional headquarters on April 1, 2017 has provided the organization and infrastructure needed for us to realize synergies, within regions and globally, among the vast network of Mitsubishi Chemical companies. MCA and the group companies represent decades of knowledge and experience across numerous industrial and technological industries, with over 4,000 employees in 4 different countries.

The origin of Mitsubishi goes back to 1870, when the founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping firm with three aging steamships. Yataro’s brother, son and nephew expanded the business into various fields during their respective terms as president and set the foundation of the Mitsubishi companies. After WWII, the original Mitsubishi organization was disbanded to become independent companies as they are today.

Job Purpose


  • Want to work for a global leader in the design, development and manufacture acrylic products that is continuously innovating? 
  • 10+ years of broad HR experience including talent acquisition, talent management and performance management within a mid to large size organization with people management experience. 
  • Are you passionate about establishing about leading, designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs and processes that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, talent acquisition, and relationship management aligned with business outcomes and realizing measurable impact?  


If so, nice to meet you! Mitsubishi Chemical America is seeking a Director of Talent Management, to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results.  The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to the growth and success of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Americas through the design & enhancement of organizational effectiveness by leading and executing talent management strategies in support of business objectives. This position will be responsible for leading and executing talent management strategies in the areas of recruiting, retention, selection, employee development, and succession planning for the Americas region and manage the Regional Talent Management team. The Director will work in close partnership Regional HR Directors and business leaders to accomplish key strategic priorities to drive the successful integration and sustainable results. The ideal candidate must be willing to roll-up your sleeves and actively contribute to all aspects of organizational initiatives including project management of initiatives from the co-creation process to implementation. This position reports to the Vice President of Human Resources and works closely with the global CHRO for Mitsubishi Chemical Group in Japan to ensure there is a consistent and fully integrated talent strategy capable of building the talent required for our business now and in the future. Come be a part of this dynamic team!! 

Who Are We... 

Mitsubishi Chemical is the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care.  Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks. Our talented people are the energy and driving force behind a dynamic business that supplies a range of growing sectors and geographic markets in EAME, The Americas and Asia.  


What You Will Do... 

  • Talent Acquisition:  
  • Provide strategic direction in the design, development and implementation of talent acquisition programs that are required to achieve business goals. 
  • Provide leadership to the TA team by creating a culture of accountability with a focus on delivering measurable results. 
  • Provide input and oversight, guidance, and strategic direction on all activities related to talent acquisition, including university recruitment and employer branding. 
  • Establish a Talent Acquisition scorecard and metrics to monitor and communicate progress to HR and business leaders. 
  • Create and implement a formal college program including university recruiting, selection criteria, planning and oversee development program of co-ops and interns 
  • Partners with HR leaders to ensure the standardization and on-going maintenance of job descriptions and job evaluations 
  • Talent Development:  
  • Create a culture that actively builds contemporary skills and life-long careers, making our people a competitive advantage for a sustainable future. 
  • Partner with the HR teams in executing effective and consistent orientation and onboarding programs for new hires, new management, new managers of managers 
  • Direct the design, development, implementation, and ongoing administration of all learning and organizational development programs including but not limited to leadership development, HIPO development, succession management, career management, capability, and competency management 
  • Design practical and meaningful leadership development sessions, programs and other learning opportunities that enhance individual, leadership and team performance. 
  • Serve as an internal knowledge resource for adult learning, instructional design, facilitation, leadership development, change management, and other organizational development methodologies and tools. 
  • Consult with departmental leaders & HR leaders to conduct needs assessments to understand and evaluate current skills against business objectives and develop programs to close skill gaps 
  • Support and help coordinate efforts addressing regional & global initiatives regarding the realization of Kaiteki 
  • Succession Planning & Talent Deployment:  
  • Drive visibility of the talent within the Americas region and ensure a sustainable talent pipeline. 
  • Execute succession management strategies and processes, including, succession planning, talent reviews, and the identification of HIPOs. 
  • Develop and manage development plans for critical role and high potentials focused on internal mobility, advancing leaders and succession planning. 
  • Evaluate and deploy succession and high-potential identification and development programs that ultimately increase readiness and success rate of individuals identified as having the potential to assume broader positions or positions at a more senior leadership level. 
  • Build workforce planning capabilities to ensure talent availability is aligned with the business and strategic plans. Drive insight into knowledge transfer needs and develop plans to address 
  • Advise, coach and counsel HR team, leadership, management and employees on learning and development issues and the creation and implementation of individual development plans 
  • Partner with HR leaders to ensure Diversity and Inclusion strategies, standards, practices, and processes are implemented into talent processes 
  • Collaborates with Global HR teams to coordinate succession planning activities 
Principal Accountabilities
Knowledge / Skills / Experience

What You Will Have... 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related discipline is required, Master’s degree 
  • 10+ years of broad HR experience including talent acquisition, talent management and performance management within a mid to large size organization with people management experience. 
  • 5+ years’ direct management experience leading, designing, developing and supporting organization-wide talent management programs and processes that cover performance management, talent development, coaching, succession planning, talent acquisition, and relationship management aligned with business outcomes and realizing measurable impact. 
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with senior leaders to effectively diagnose, develop and implement appropriate interventions to drive organizational effectiveness using organizational systems and methodologies 
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively lead and execute the talent management strategies 
  • Strategic and creative thinking with ability to translate abstract ideas into tactical concepts and effectively implement them 
  • Ability to generate results through influence in a matrixed, global environment with multiple and diverse stakeholders 
  • Professional certifications in leadership development, coaching, instructional design, internal consulting, personality, and leadership assessments (including MBTI, Hogan and DiSC) are highly desired 
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and effectively manage multiple complex projects. 
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills 
  • Creative and forward thinker with ability to work independently  
  • Exceptional cultural sensitivity and adaptability 
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


What You Will Get… 

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more! 


We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted. 

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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