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Senior Director, Performance Development & Career Architecture

Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Greenville, SC; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC; St Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Winston-Salem, NC


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Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Seramount, Fair360 and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Director, Performance Development & Career Architecture to join our Talent & Culture organization.


  • Develop and manage partner and employee performance development strategies, using input from various stakeholders, that align with the firm's business strategy
  • Partner with the Talent Development team and HR Business Partners to design and implement tools needed to train KPMG partners and employees on the performance framework, guidelines and process, building the capability of HR and leaders to support robust performance feedback and coaching
  • Oversee the successful delivery of the related processes and continuously look for new and simpler ways to better assess and motivate performance, leverage internal data and external best practices to uncover trends and drivers that enhance performance
  • Lead the design, implementation, and management of partner and employee career architecture aligned with our talent strategy by designing frameworks and guidelines that provide clarity on what it takes to achieve career aspirations and to be extraordinary at KPMG, while establishing a framework for the related pay structure
  • Lead the design and delivery of the firm's performance development tools and enabling technology; collaborate with broader Talent and Culture colleagues and Digital Nexus to implement, manage, and maintain the system(s)
  • Accountable for the ongoing monitoring of emerging trends, critical to ensure we continue to modernize the guidelines to meet the continued evolving needs of the firm to deliver firm wide performance objectives


  • Minimum ten years of recent, related experience with significant experience working with C-level executives to design a complex performance management framework in a highly matrixed organization
  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in human resources or related field
  • Experience in developing agile career frameworks in a complex organization with unique requirements across multiple segments
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change in a transformative environment, especially through leveraging digital technologies to support performance management or total rewards processes
  • Proven experience managing compensation processes a plus
  • Strong organizational, communications, relationship and project management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines, manage heavy workloads and prioritize tasks

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility.  Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health.  Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year.  Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday.  Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at “Benefits & How We Work”.

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KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them. 

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law.  In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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