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Job Opportunity: Regional Network Talent Manager



Serves as a regional resource in the development of talent proposals for companies seeking to expand existing operations or introduce new operations to a community.  Develops a service delivery infrastructure combined of local, regional and JobsOhio identified partners for businesses to draw upon in the execution of their talent strategies. Acts as a knowledge collector and connector between businesses and entities that can pro-actively affect the output of talent in occupation areas of importance to companies in the region.

Core Functions:

Three primary areas:  Talent services vetting process, building service delivery infrastructure and servicing projects with local connections

  1. Talent Services Vetting
    • Talent point of contact for project managers during the talent services vetting process
      • Complete pre-project call (homework) form and upload to salesforce prior to project call
      • Enter TAS program estimates into salesforce prior to project call
      • Conduct pre-call research outlined in pre-project call related to regional competitiveness and assets
      • Sign up for a talent vetting conversation with the Manager Talent Operations
      • Sign up for a marketing vetting/costing call
      • Represent talent on the M/W/F project calls
    • Point of contact for project managers during the sales process
      • Join in meetings with potential client as requested
      • Come prepared with advance talent research as appropriate (consultant vs. known company name)
      • Conduct necessary talent follow-up and ensure information is entered both under activities and notes and attachments in salesforce
  1. Under the guidance of the Manager Talent Operations, develop regional delivery infrastructure for project delivery
    • Execute visits with existing regional partners and vendors and potential partners and vendors
    • Introduce JobsOhio contract process, initiate contract process for partners and follow-up through contract execution
    • Monitor and readdress contract expirations
    • Monitor project pipeline through the stages of vetting up to offered to prioritize partner/vendor selection
    • Secure education vendor specifics as directed by the Manager Talent Operations
    • Identify strong, knowledgeable subject matter experts that can be called upon to attend meetings with businesses to discuss training and education needs. This will include training those attendees in the data, background, tone and format to be followed in those business interactions.
    • Nurture vendor/partner relationships ongoing as directed by the Manager Talent Operations
    • Weekly reports submitted on vendor/partner activity and vendor specifics uploaded into salesforce as trained/directed by the Analyst Organizational Development and Manager Talent Operations
    • Be prepared to provide hands-on delivery at hiring and training events as required to deliver the talent flow businesses require.
  2. Servicing Projects with local connections
    • Review the Regional Marketing Guide for each serviced client and develop a strategy to connect the company with local sources of talent
    • Submit plan to Manager Talent Operations
    • Execute meetings between clients and local partners as directed
    • Two months prior to talent service contract expiration, conduct meetings with partners most likely to provide ongoing services post TAS project timeline

Secondary focus areas:

  1. Function as a resource for regional companies and their talent needs, facilitating connections and dialogue among varying private, public, local, state, and non-profit resources as directed by your network office leadership.
  2. Conduct ongoing regional talent asset inventories that identifies the entities, both public and private, that can contribute various elements to a regional talent delivery strategy in support of attraction, expansion and retention efforts. Includes but is not limited to:  public or private education institutions, for-profit training providers, workforce agencies, non-profit organizations, temporary and permanent staffing agencies, apprenticeship programs, career center and adult career center programs. This work is in support of developing strategic talent development efforts that align with the JobsOhio 21+ occupation list.  Examples include:
    • Collaborate with partners to deliver focus groups, regional workforce planning summits or other gatherings that will enable data collection on talent needs that drive effective execution of the JobsOhio Talent Acquisition strategy.
    • Develop partnerships with entities that can supply a diverse workforce pool.

Continuous Learning

  • Engage in talent professional development such as SHRM membership, local HR association memberships, attendance at relevant talent conferences, JobsOhio provided training and certifications as directed by regional office or the Manager Talent Operations.

Confidentiality in project delivery is required.


Desired Qualifications:
SHRM certification or workforce planning certifications
HR degree or time in an HR role, specifically prior recruitment experience

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in meeting the talent and training needs of businesses
Above average communication and presentation skills
Ability to demonstrate history of attention to detail and manage broad-based projects
Able to articulate previous high levels of customer service delivery and just-in-time response strategies
Candidate can effectively demonstrate a history of problem solving on the job
Comfortable with balancing multiple priorities and working within deadlines

Demonstrable history of achieving collaboration across varying organizations and agendas


To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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