Talent Development & Inclusion Manager

Chicago, Illinois



Company Description


Founded in 1966, Heitman is a premier global real estate investment management firm with over $50 billion in assets under management. Heitman has three main business lines: direct real estate investment; the origination and servicing of debt secured by real estate and investments in publicly traded securities, including REITs, REOCs and other real estate companies. The Firm offers investment products and services across the risk/return spectrum, within each category.


Heitman is proud to be employee owned, and the firm’s real estate solutions are directed by some of the most experienced and innovative professionals in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, New York, Seoul and Tokyo, Heitman has 350 employees who offer specialized expertise — from a specific discipline to local insight.


This Opportunity


Heitman is seeking a highly driven Talent Development & Inclusion Manager professional who will participate in developing, planning, implementing and administering talent management and inclusion programs for our growing business. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for driving change and fostering inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. This manager will act as a liaison and advisor to the business and will help drive initiatives across the firm globally.


The Talent Development & Inclusion Manager will report to Heitman’s Chief Diversity Officer and will work directly with the full HR team on a wide range of projects and initiatives. Our team works in a hybrid environment, with 3-days spent working in Heitman’s office each week.


The responsibilities of a Talent Development & Inclusion Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate and closely partner with the Human Resources team and external consultants to develop effective and consistent development, inclusion and training initiatives.
  • Support the development of training programs for both technical and non-technical skills to all levels of the organization.  Programs will include training curriculum focused on culture, inclusion and leadership development.
  • Plan and execute all aspects of program roll-out plans, communications, logistics (scheduling, organizing, etc.) in partnership with internal and external vendor experts.
  • Provide insights and program progress using reporting capabilities in Performance Management, HRIS, and learning systems.
  • Create and proactively manage program communications, check-ins, and status updates to monitor the progress and value of initiatives.
  • Support Heitman’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help deliver value and maximize their impact and effectiveness.
  • Curate and/or develop content, in collaboration with the business, external vendors, and colleagues to meet the development needs of the organization.
  • Responsible for setting up, testing and maintaining performance management and learning platforms in collaboration with the HRIS and IT teams.
  • Conduct needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance employee job performance and overall company performance.
  • Continuous improvement mindset to recommend and implement changes
  • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to identify new opportunities and to improve current programs and initiatives.


We are seeking individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree.  Concentration Human Resources or organizational development preferred.
  • 5+ years of Human Resources, training and development or organizational development experience.
  • Flexibility to work across multiple time zones and countries. This position supports the firm, globally.
  • Experience supporting design and implementation of effective training and development programs.
  • Personally driven and results oriented.
  • Metrics and data oriented.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills: pro-active, self-starter who takes ownership of projects, is detail oriented and can prioritize and execute multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential a plus.


The Heitman Difference Culture

Our culture recognizes the importance of our biggest differentiator — our people. Heitman’s collaborative work environment gives our professionals the opportunity to build something together. Something too appealing to ignore and too rewarding to leave.

Our culture is driven by our core values: Respect, Commitment, Innovation, and Integrity. We strive to maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment where all ideas are welcome. Among many other Heitman sponsored programs, we encourage our employees to get out into the community and volunteer with their favorite organizations – you’ll even get paid time off to do just that!


Heitman offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance, 401K plan with employer match, and a generous vacation/sick plan.


Additional Information


Interested professionals should apply via our website at Please make sure to select “careers” under the About tab to submit your cover letter and resume. If you are a Heitman employee, please make sure to apply using your Heitman email address.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Heitman is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, medical or mental disability or condition (including, without limitation, HIV and AIDS), developmental disability, handicap, denial of family and medical care leave, denial of pregnancy leave, domestic partner status, status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence (or familial relationship to such victim), veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest records, citizenship status, criminal history that has been expunged, unfavorable discharge from the military, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.