Talent Development Manager in Vista at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

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Watkins Wellness, established in 1977 in Vista, Calif., is dedicated to promoting wellness to consumers who live active lifestyles and are health conscious. The company manufactures the Endless Pools® line of aquatic fitness products, and is also the world's largest manufacturer of hot tubs, including Hot Spring® Spas, Hot Spot® Spas, Caldera® Spas, and the American Hydrotherapy Systems spa brands. The Watkins Wellness dealer network extends into all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Watkins Wellness is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), a Fortune 500 company whose products include Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors. For more information about us, please visit our website at www.watkinsmfg.com.

We are seeking a Talent Development Manager to join our People Strategy and Services team!

As our Talent Development Manager, you will be responsible for collaborating with business leaders and corporate management to develop and implement talent management and organizational development strategies and solutions. This is a newly created role on our team to help us advance talent and leadership capability, develop and drive activities to build top talent faster, and improve engagement, performance and retention of exceptional talent, all which align to the Masco (our parent company) corporate talent initiatives. You will have the opportunity to drive a culture of career growth, promote talent mobility and enhance employee engagement and leadership company-wide, while partnering with colleagues and business leaders in the talent management and development of their teams.


  • Can you create Leadership Development strategies? You will partner with our business leaders and respective People Services teams to identify needs and create talent and leadership development strategies for employees that are aligned to the Masco enterprise leadership initiatives. You’ll also provide expertise and training in order to drive high impact development plans for our employees, and continually assess those development plans for ongoing effectiveness.
  • Can you be a champion for Talent Management programs? We’ll look to you to partner with our leaders and respective People Services teams to identify, leverage, and deploy consistent programs, experiences and tools to drive development of leaders, managers and professionals. You will also assist in the Organizational Talent Review (OTR) process and provide talent planning guidance and tools.
  • Can you develop training plans? In conjunction with our business leaders and the People Services and Talent Acquisition teams, you will diagnose, develop, and deliver training programs and/or identify internal assignments designed to help build exceptional talent and prepare individuals for leadership roles.
  • Do you have experience in workforce planning? In partnership with our internal People Services and Talent Acquisition teams, you will participate in proactively identifying, tracking, and recommending talent to fill key vacancies and support long-term growth strategies using enterprise systems and tools. You’ll also provide input for succession planning solutions in order to prepare for, and achieve, future business objectives.
  • Are you resourceful? You’ll be the point of contact for leveraging the Masco (parent company) network across all business units, and learning and sharing best practices as it relates to Talent Management and Leadership Development.
  • Can you inspire others? You will develop and deliver Leadership Development learning programs through effective communication and presentation skills to a variety of audiences including management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology or related is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years related experience working in Human Resources, Talent Management, Organizational Development or related field. The equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Talent Management and/or Organizational Development programs and successfully influence internal business leaders and employees at all levels.
  • HR Certification such as SPHR/PHR/SHRM-HR is preferred.
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Office suite with the ability to prepare reports, worksheets, charts, presentations, procedures, and other data as necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with and effectively present information to all levels within the organization is required.
  • Willingness to travel (~5%) for corporate meetings, trainings, and other events as needed.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven.)

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Watkins Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.