Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Permanent contract|New York|Human Resources

Diversity & Inclusion Manager

New York, United States Permanent contract Human Resources


This role will focus on leveraging DE&I best practices to help us achieve our strategic DE&I goals and power Société Générale’s success by ensuring we have a strong culture of belonging — one that fosters an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive and be their authentic selves.

In collaboration with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Americas and the Talent and Diversity Team, the DE&I Manager will develop, foster and support strategic initiatives and programs focused on the recruitment, development, advancement and retention of diverse talent across SG Americas. The DE&I Manager will also provide thought-leadership, guidance and consultation to HR partners, business leaders, managers, and employees in the Americas and embed best practices and innovative ideas to address the unique challenges in the region.

  • Partner with business units, leadership, and diversity councils to provide advice, guidance and strategies that drive diversity and inclusion outcomes for business unit across geographic regions
  • Develop and manage D&I programs and events ensuring alignment with Americas D&I strategy; develop tracking strategies to monitor and evaluate impact and ROI of programs; (i.e. firm-wide events, leader roundtables, internal D&I assessments, ERG leadership events) develop dashboards and reports on program effectiveness to make recommendations for program enhancement and improvement
  • Integrate diversity, equity and inclusion across all businesses and into our people processes to create and track tailored initiatives and solutions; collaborating closely with business line EXCO leaders and HR Business Partners, including:
    • Talent Development to identify opportunities for retention, development and advancement of underrepresented Talent and embed DE&I leadership programming
    • Talent Acquisition to increase diversity partnerships and recruitment of underrepresented Talent
    • Human Resources Business Partners to provide subject matter expertise and support to all business units, corporate functional areas and/or country specific needs
  • Build an operating model and framework to support the future development of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) while provide regional oversight and ongoing support including the production of annual business plans, related programming/events, budgets and reporting on impact
  • Conduct on-going qualitative research both internally and externally on demographic trends; using insights to drive recommendations on best practices, identifying and recommending strategies for enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts
  • Identify and build relationships with external partners, including thought leaders and peer organizations, that deliver impact and support our diversity and inclusion strategies for underrepresented groups
  • Identify, evaluate, and maintain relationships with external networks, partnerships and international organizations (industry, non-profit, and university groups) that align with our strategic enterprise inclusion and diversity goals
  • Support other areas of the organization that seek to implement diversity programs and offerings, such as supplier diversity, additional employee benefits, and a cultural recognition calendar
  • Work with external partners to design and execute supplemental, specialized development programs for underrepresented groups
  • Partner collaboratively with People team members on L&D, inclusion advocacy and related initiatives throughout the employee lifecycle that enhance the employee experience and attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce
  • Other duties as assigned, including some administrative tasks in coordination of meetings and events.

Profile required

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, organizational development, business management, political science or related degree
  • 8+ years of professional work experience and project management experience with substantive work experience in the field of diversity and inclusion or a consultancy focused on diversity and inclusion and talent management.
  • Global experience executing DE&I processes, understanding of the complexities and nuances associated with global and local requirements
  • Demonstrated effectiveness managing diverse stakeholders including but not limited to executives, employee groups, vendors and consultants
  • Previous experience in D&I within Financial Services or a large and complex global organization would be highly regarded
  • Understanding of, and proven track record in successfully applying core concepts, current best practices, strategies and tools to develop and implement solutions
  • Demonstrated analytical skills; experience of tracking data, reporting, providing metrics and developing key success measures that drive impact
  • Strong relationship building skills and experience interacting with, advising and influencing HR, senior line leadership and employees at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a high-volume, fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • You have strong knowledge and understanding of the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • You believe that DEI is truly your purpose and passion and you thrive on helping others develop understanding and application

Business insight

Risk Management

Employees should understand the institution’s approach to risk management and their respective roles in supporting a strong risk culture, as outlined in the SGUS Operations Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

Our Culture

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 210006T5
Starting date: 2021/05/04
Publication date: 2021/03/23