Venture Manager - Talent Acquisition

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Venture Manager – Talent Strategy 

The Company
1848 Ventures meets business owners where they are; collaborating to develop digital solutions that target the broad range of uncertainties they face every day. 

Westfield, a leading provider of commercial insurance, established 1848 Ventures in 2018 to lead the company’s efforts to expand beyond conventional insurance by understanding and addressing the broader risks that customers face.  We deliver tangible customer growth and financial results by developing and monetizing a portfolio of customer-centered innovations, which may or may not involve insurance, but are consistent with Westfield’s brand and reinforce our right to win in various markets.

Based in Northeast Ohio (near Cleveland,) 1848 Ventures offers team members the opportunity to apply their creative talents and entrepreneurial drive to a wide range of portfolio concepts while taking advantage of the stability and total rewards that are made possible by the backing of a strong, leading company. Our cultural emphasis on values like work-life balance, recognition, learning and career development are all a reflection of our belief – true innovation and entrepreneurship require the right balance of support, freedom and growth opportunities.

We’re looking for experienced, collaborative, results-driven critical thinkers from a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds to lead the development and refinement of new venture concepts based on deep customer insights.

The Opportunity
The Venture Manager: Talent Strategy will orchestrate passive candidate cultivation to enable the build of 1848 Ventures’ innovation engine and new venture capabilities.  S/he will engage strategically through the talent and innovation ecosystem to raise visibility of the 1848 Ventures brand with potential candidates and employees. S/he will act as a brand steward in the community while s/he actively manages the search plans, candidate pipelines and selection processes.  

The role is embedded in the 1848 Ventures’ workstreams to anticipate talent needs and permit the selection processes to be custom designed to ensure the candidate experience includes a preview into how the roles come to life within the operation. The role allows for dedicated focus on external talent identification and sourcing for active searches leading to the build of an innovation talent network in specific geographic areas to support the long-term goals of 1848 Ventures. The Venture Manager: Talent Strategy will work closely with leadership and internal partners to ensure that all relevant teams are prepared for integrating new team members.

The Day to Day
Responsibilities:
  • Define and execute against search plans that are designed to gain insight into the marketplace and cultivate a talent network for ongoing talent capability needs
  • Support 1848V growth by distilling talent needs into a clear target profile
  • Provide coaching and guidance to hiring teams and design data-driven interview processes that prioritize exceptional candidate experiences
  • Actively build and leverage your personal talent pool
  • Consistently engage “passive” candidates and convert to “active” at a high rate
  • Commit to presenting a diverse slate of candidates for every search and identify tools, resources and partnerships to improve diversity of candidate pipelines
  • Act as a brand steward inside the company and in the community
  • Monitor, analyze and report on the status of individual talent capability pipelines, projects and/or other workstreams
  • Ensure after-action reviews are performed and the insights are incorporated into future efforts 

Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of talent acquisition experience with 3+ years of experience recruiting innovation or technical capabilities in high demand markets in corporate or staffing environments 
  • 5+ years of experience leading change, managing stakeholders, achieving buy-in among disparate audiences and delivering results in a variety of settings
  • 5+ years of proven experience as a high performer, while executing with speed and agility and applying creativity to the work
  • Master's degree with a focus in human resource development or industrial organizational psychology preferred
  • Experience designing selection processes that include support from assessments and diagnostic tools to evaluate candidate fit against the competencies a plus

Interested in this opportunity?  Apply online to start the conversation. Connect with us on LinkedIn to explore all of our opportunities.


We are an equal opportunity employer / minority / female / disability / protected veteran.

Applications for positions posted on Westfield Careers must be filed on-line through the Westfield Careers portal.  If you are a disabled person who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete an online application, please contact HR Assist by email at hrassist@westfieldgrp.com.


We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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