VP, Leadership Development, Training, Diversity & Inclusion

Tractor Supply Company - Brentwood, TN3.5

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values. With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of nearly $8 billion and growing!

Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!

The Vice President of Leadership Development, Training, Diversity & Inclusion will develop strategies in the areas of leadership development, talent management and performance improvement across the organization. Working closely with the senior leadership team and others across Tractor Supply Company, the incumbent will be a partner in developing and leading the Company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Serve as the primary talent management and D&I leader supporting all business units across the organization.
Partner closely with the HR leaders of TSC’s major business units (Store Support Center, Distribution Centers and Stores).
Collaborate with various management and executive teams to conduct in-depth analysis of TSC’s current and future leadership development needs.
Continuously assess relevant learning and development strategies in the marketplace, competitive programs and practices and regulatory training requirements.
Lead the planning, execution and evaluation of talent management solutions that meet the needs of the business and nationwide growth. Solutions include implementation of multiple talent management programs, classroom and online learning formats, external learning opportunities, individual development planning, performance review initiatives, coaching and succession planning.
Oversee the Tractor Value System process improvement program utilizing relevant metrics to analyze effectiveness, follow through and overall team member experience.
Lead the development of an innovative strategic plan for diversity and inclusion for all business units that align with TSC values and initiatives.
Develop and integrate solutions to drive innovative business practices using inclusive behaviors and accountability at all levels of the Company.
Leverage various team member resource groups to promote inclusion within business and creative processes.
Evaluate and report the effectiveness of diversity initiatives and the impact on business results.
Collaborate with cross-team resources, develop clear scopes of work and project plans, and lead cross-functional teams in executing priorities based on organizational need.
Provides active and intentional leadership for a team of direct and indirect reports.

A highly collaborative Leadership and Organization Development professional with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in high-impact Human Resources organizations
A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in learning and development or organizational development required
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience leading professional-level staff required
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a retail environment preferred
Diversity & Inclusion experience within a multi-site retail organization a plus
Experience developing strategic initiatives which align with long-term strategic goals and budget
Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community, partner organizations, and/or vendors and government regulators

Bachelor’s Degree in organizational development, human resources or other training/business related coursework required
Advanced Degree preferred

Professional Certifications:
SHRM-SCP and/or SPHR credentialing preferred
Certified in Organizational development tools such as personality indicators, 360-degree feedback tools, career assessment and coaching a plus

Other knowledge, skills or abilities:
Demonstrated ability to diagnose and assess needs (individual and organization) and develop action plans for success
Must be a persuasive communicator with strong leadership presence, and interpersonal and team-building skills
Demonstrates an exceptional ability in communications, leadership and relationship building at all levels of management
Willing to “roll up the sleeves” to get the job done
Effectively builds partnerships and influences stakeholders and decision-making at all levels of a complex, national organization and is able to pivot to deal with the nuances of various businesses.