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Director, Talent & Performance Management


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA), US, 19130

Category:  Human Resources
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1750



About Day and Zimmermann

When you’ve been around for more than a century, you know a thing or two! At Day & Zimmermann, we take our lifetime of experience and make things better! Our 51,000+ employees help bring big ideas to life every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, and security & defense. And that’s not all. Did we mention that we have 150+ worldwide locations with $2.7 billion USD in annual revenue? Come join our in on purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world. We do what we say.®

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Director, Talent & Performance Management to join our Day & Zimmermann team.


This position is responsible for driving strategic talent and development initiatives, which includes leading the enterprise's talent practices in assessing skills, capabilities, and performance, and providing support for programs and tools to develop and retain top talent. Leveraging systems and processes in direct collaboration with HR business partners, this position will lead the strategy and ongoing oversight of the company’s talent and performance management needs and will develop plans that result in the achievement of business objectives through enhanced performance.


As the Director, Talent & Performance Management, here’s the work you’ll do: 

  • Create and administer talent management programs, processes, and best practices specific to goal setting, performance management cycles, feedback and career development plans and actively support the continued deployment of the talent management system, leveraging the opportunity to streamline, align, and evolve talent management.
  • Play a critical role in influencing, identifying, and maximizing opportunities to improve performance, potential, and capabilities of the enterprise, enabling employees to deliver the best of their abilities and work toward the next steps in their careers. Partner closely with Learning & OD and Talent Acquisition, as well as other functional teams to jointly deliver solutions that support goals and strategic business imperatives. Key collaborative initiatives include competency modeling and alignment to skills, skill mapping to job families and functions, and system enhancements as applicable.
  • Manage and maintain systems for talent management purposes in conjunction with the talent management system/HRIS team, including the Performance/Goal Management, Continuous Management/Feedback, Succession and Development, and migration to the Talent Intelligence Hub. Responsible for training and troubleshooting as well understanding functionality and planning for the future roadmap.
  • Utilize analytics and data-driven insights to track key performance indicators related to performance management, employee development, and retention. Develop and deliver people analytics to identify trends and create solutions. Generate reports and dashboards to inform decision-making, identify learning opportunities, and measure effectiveness of talent management initiatives.
  • Lead talent and performance management projects from conception to completion, ensuring timely delivery and alignment with organizational goals. Develop detailed project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation. Monitor project progress, identify potential issues, and implement solutions to keep projects on track.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • In-depth understanding of talent management frameworks, methodologies, and best practices, as well as workforce planning, employee development, and retention strategies.
  • Proficiency with HRIS and talent management software (e.g., SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Cornerstone OnDemand). Knowledge of system implementation and administration.
  • Ability to align talent and performance management strategies with organizational goals. Skilled in long-term planning and visioning.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of performance management systems, tools, and processes. Familiarity with setting performance metrics, KPIs, and evaluation techniques.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management or Development, Organizational Development, I/O Psychology or related fields preferred. Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years in talent management and organizational development in similar size company.
  • PHR/SPHR or graduate certificate in Organizational Development and/or Design preferred.


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $122,800 - $184,200. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements). We care about our employees and it shows. 


Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!


To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally (e.g., accurately, quick and loudly convey spoken instructions to workers)
  • Other (Ability to travel up to 20%)
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally (e.g., accurately, quick and loudly convey spoken instructions to workers)
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
  • Ability to read complex documents in [English] language
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or work site
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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