Director of Human Resources and Talent Development with Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.

St. Louis, Missouri
Human Resources – Swank Motion Pictures /
Full time /
Collaborative Strategies, Inc. is conducting this search on behalf of Swank Motion Pictures Inc. (“Swank”).  Swank is privately owned by the Swank family and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with an additional office in Paris, France. The company’s mission is to help spread the magic of movies + TV shows beyond homes and theaters for customers in a variety of different markets.  Since 1937, Swank has closely partnered with major Hollywood Studios to provide licensing and distribution of content to non-theatrical markets including worldwide cruise lines, U.S. colleges and universities, K-12 public schools and libraries, hospitals, motor coaches, trains, and correctional facilities, as well as many other businesses.
Swank is a recognized leader in public performance copyright licensing for these markets. With a strong culture of providing exceptional customer service, innovative technology, and in partnership with the world’s best content creators, Swank works closely with their customers to entertain, inspire, and inform audiences wherever they might be.  

Swank is seeking a strategic Director of Human Resources and Talent Management to play a critical role in developing the company’s talent management framework. By leveraging industry best practices and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development, you will play a vital role in nurturing employee skills, enhancing performance, and creating a workforce that thrives in an evolving business landscape. Working with leaders throughout the organization, you will design and implement a talent management strategy, programs, and processes in support of the business strategy. You will also serve as an internal advisor on leadership and executive development, succession planning, and long-term talent planning.
Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, you will:
DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Design and implement talent management strategies and initiatives that align with the organization's mission, vision, and values. This includes areas such as culture building, employee retention, career development, training and learning, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), and performance management. Oversee the design, implementation, and administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current on human resources trends and best practices.
REFINE THE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM – Ensure there is an effective and fair performance management process. Train managers on the process and how to fairly assess performance and provide feedback or coaching. Automate the performance management process and continuously identify ways to enhance it.
CREATE TRAINING PROGRAMS TO PROMOTE CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Lead the design and implementation of training programs that address organizational needs and individual development plans. Collaborate with department heads to identify skill gaps and training requirements across various teams. Utilize both internal and external resources to create engaging and effective training content. Conduct training in an engaging manner and in consideration of different learning modalities. Stay abreast of new and emerging best practices and incorporate them into training programs as appropriate. Regularly assess and refine training initiatives based on feedback and performance data. Collaborate with human resources to integrate training outcomes into performance management processes. Establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of training programs. Manage the training budget and resources efficiently.
DEVELOP SUCCESSION PLANS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Develop and implement a succession planning program. Collaborate with Human Resources and management to identify high-potential employees and succession planning strategies. Design and execute leadership development initiatives to cultivate an internally diverse and robust pipeline of leaders. Provide coaching and mentorship to high-potential employees, fostering a culture of leadership excellence.
CREATE A WELCOMING EXPERIENCE FOR NEW EMPLOYEES: Develop and enhance the onboarding process to ensure a seamless and informative experience for new hires. Create and implement training modules to introduce new employees to the company's culture, values, and expectations. Gather feedback to continuously improve the onboarding program.
OVERSEE HUMAN RESOURCES SYSTEMS, REPORTING, AND ANALYTICS: Stay abreast of learning technologies and tools to enhance training effectiveness. Evaluate and implement e-learning platforms, virtual training solutions, and other technologies to support training initiatives. Oversee activities in the HRIS and other human resources-related software applications. Oversee human resources analytics and reporting to track key HR metrics and provide insights to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.


    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, organizational development, or related field required. Human resources or organizational development professional certification a plus.
    • A minimum of five years of proven experience in designing and implementing training and development programs.
    • Strong understanding of adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies.
    • Strong knowledge of HR principles, practices, and procedures, including employment law, labor relations, and HR best practices.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to take initiative and build strong productive relationships.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with impeccable attention to detail.
    • Ability to maintain confidential information and work in a team environment with a strong customer service focus required.
    • Possesses good organizational/time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
    • High comfort level with MS Office Suite and proficient in learning technologies and platforms.
Swank’s office is located in Sunset Hills, Missouri. This position is based in the office but there is an opportunity to work from home on Fridays. However, this is dependent upon the training schedule since in-person training should be conducted in the office.
-   Comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance products.
-   401(K) plan with employer match.
-   Competitive paid time off: vacation, personal time, holidays, and winter break.
-   Hybrid work schedule.
-   Company sponsored volunteer and community outreach opportunities.
-   Organizational growth potential through company sponsored online learning platform.
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