Group Director, Diversity and Inclusion


New York, NY, USA

Full time

Dec 27

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At Chanel, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complementarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL.

The Group Director, Diversity & Inclusion, in alignment with the Leadership Team and key stakeholders, provides leadership, strategy, and coordination to advance Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Chanel, Inc. We are looking for an inspirational visionary and connector who can help grow the future of D&I at the organization. This position will foster Chanel’s culture, mission, purpose, and values to our internal employees as well as external candidates. In collaboration with managers and employees at all levels, this role develops and implements D&I strategies, particularly in the areas of leadership & team development, employee resource group programming, and team initiatives across the organization. 

Leveraging your unique experiences, Chanel will enable you to…

D&I Strategy & Advisement

  • Collaborate with impassioned employees, People & Organization, and key stakeholders in order to understand the ongoing needs of the organization, create strategy, and communicate effectively against those needs
  • Leverage business data, employee feedback, and best practices to influence and collaborate with cross functional teams to identify and drive action items to increase inclusion and drive initiatives through key cross-functional working groups across organization
  • Tap into the external market to bring best in class thought leadership and a range of D&I expertise in to the organization
  • Manage & leverage D&I Dashboard to measure D&I progress against our goals and analyze effectiveness of D&I programming
  • Become a part of Chanel’s Global D&I Community to encourage alignment, connection, and knowledge sharing across regions
  • Provide strategic leadership on policies, best practices and change management in D&I to foster a climate of inclusiveness
  • Provide policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance

Development & Engagement

  • Work with leadership at all levels to support inclusive leadership concepts, encouraging brave conversations and fostering a workplaces where employees can bring their whole selves to work
  • Leverage learnings from employee perspective and feedback to create and facilitate D&I curriculum across a wide range of topics and facets throughout all levels of the organization
  • Advise Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)in the strategy for diversity & inclusion, in alignment with the organizations mission, including frequent interactions with ERG leadership and members
  • Support ERG programming and events to ensure sustainable internal resourcing as well as alignment to the organizational D&I mission
  •  Support formation of new ERG’s as well as upkeep of ERG policy and procedure

You are energized by…

  • Working in a highly collaborative and matrixed environment
  • Networking with interesting people both in and outside the organization and industry
  • Fostering meaningful connections centered around inclusion and connection
  • People leadership and development
  • Collaborating and engaging with employees at all levels on needs and organizational optimization 

What you will bring to the team…

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Experience in organizational Diversity & Inclusion, implementing programs, and introducing innovative D&I initiatives to the workplace preferred
  • Experience in organizational change management; recruitment, retention, people development and implementation and evaluation of programs including facilitation
  • Ability to influence stakeholders, including senior leaders
  • Ability to create and sustain an environment of psychological safety; learning about the needs of all employees with a commitment and passion to those from historically underrepresented groups
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)

Other logistics:

  • Travel up to 20%
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