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Sr Talent Development Consultant

Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa 50392
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

What you'll do:

As a Sr. Talent Development Consultant, you'll be responsible to drive and support the execution of a number of development initiatives aligning to our career mobility vision and overall talent management strategy. You’ll assess organizational needs and influence recommendations to enable career development. Responsibilities include implementing technology, tools, practices, processes, and change management strategies that enable career development and mobility aligned to our broader strategy.

You’ll lead efforts through others without direct authority and apply data to design and influence solutions. And you’ll consult with various partners globally and at multiple levels throughout the organization to deliver solutions, influence decisions, and motivate change.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. We’re proud of consistently receiving several recognitions as a top workplace for employees. In fact, Principal made the cut in Forbes’ first-ever list of “America’s Best Employers!” And the best part? It’s our employees who gave us a thumbs-up. 

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.
  • A great place to live, work and play. Greater Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Given its vibrant and welcoming culture, it’s no wonder Des Moines has garnered so much national recognition—including #3 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2019).
  • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.
  • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.
  • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That’s why we provide the flexibility needed to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 8 or more years of either HR experience in one or a combination of the following: human resources consulting, training and development, organizational effectiveness, organizational development OR business management consulting.
  • Proven track record for strong execution, consultation, and influence with mid to executive level leaders.
  • Must have proven ability to assess organizational effectiveness issues and identify and implement proactive solutions.
  • Proven experience in driving work independently and leading work without direct authority.
  • Demonstrated experience in using data to inform decisions and inspire change.
  • Experience influencing organizational change in areas such as new technology and practices
  • Demonstrated experience managing one’s own career successfully through experiential development, career movement, and strong credible relationships.

Differentiating Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree and/or career mobility experience.
  • Knowledge of the company, our products, and HR Business Partner/HR Consulting experience.
  • Leadership coaching experience.
  • Technology and/or innovation experience.
  • Business or Global HR experience.

How we hire:

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email.  If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time.  Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information:

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates needing sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role.  (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we’d hope you continue to keep us in mind for future opportunities. 

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to follow a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Who we are:

We help people build the kinds of lives they dream about—empowered by financial security and stability. We started in 1879 (yes, 1879) as an insurance company. Today, we’re a member of the FORTUNE 500® and a global investment management leader.

So that’s what we do. As far as who we are, well, we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Doing what’s right has been a part of who we are for more than 140 years. We focus on taking care of not only our employees, customers and advisors, but also the people who live in the communities where we do business.

Learn more about our values in the workplace.


Posted: 2019-09-18 Expires: 2019-10-18

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