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Director, Talent Development, BMI (NA)

Posted: Apr 02, 2021


Job Description

Director, Talent Development – Nashville

We are Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 15 million musical works created and owned by more than 1 million songwriters, composers and publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public.

Headquartered in New York, BMI has a rich history in the music industry. It was founded with a then-groundbreaking open door policy welcoming all genres of music, and today, BMI’s repertoire features a wide range of compositions from chart toppers to perennial favorites that are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. BMI is proud to have many long-term loyal team members who uphold core values of integrity, dedication, inclusion & respect, accountability & team work, adaptability & courage and effective communication.

We are seeking a Director, Talent Development for our Nashville location. Reporting to the SVP, Human Resources, this position is responsible for the design, development, implementation and delivery of high-impact learning and talent development strategies, programs, and solutions, career development, succession planning processes, and performance management by partnering with the management team, the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team and the HR team:

  • Partners with SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are at the foundation of all learning and development programs, performance management and succession planning.
  • Leads the process to assess and evaluate organizational needs for learning and development initiatives and programs to facilitate the professional development, career development and succession planning of team members, emerging leaders and executives.
  • Directs talent management and succession planning process by partnering with business partners; provides coaching and facilitation. 
  • Creates and facilitates talent assessments and reviews; works with leaders in the organization to proactively identify organizational needs and long-term capability requirements, and talent and skills gaps; identifies resources and creates plans to address learning and development needs.
  • Participates in People Planning meetings with business partners, DEI team members and HR team members to discuss talent development, succession planning and other pertinent matters.
  • Owns the design, development, delivery, evaluation, and administration of various learning and development programs including diversity, equity and inclusion, compliance, soft skills, leadership skills development, technology, etc.; with programs conducted personally and/or through third party resources.
  • Develops standard KPI’s, metrics, and reporting for evaluating the effectiveness of talent development programs and initiatives; communicates the impact of talent programs and initiatives.
  • Identifies internal subject matter experts to serve as learning and development resources; coordinates delivery of workshops.
  • Markets learning and development opportunities and resources; coordinates with Corporate Communications as appropriate.
  • Develops and monitors learning and development budget spend; reports on monthly usage and variance.
  • Manages and optimizes the learning management system (LMS.)
  • Manages vendor relationships for learning and development partnerships, workshops, etc.
  • Researches and stays current on learning and talent development best practices.
  • Serves as project manager for company-wide talent programs and initiatives including performance management, coaching, mentoring, assessments, leadership development, career pathing, core competencies, etc.
  • Directs the performance management processes to include system ownership and maintenance, implementation of changes and communication for change management.
  • Advises management on consistent and effective practices for coaching performance to meet expectations. 
  • Assists with setting goals and objectives with department leaders as needed.
  • Participates in and oversees process to ensure performance reviews are well-written and submitted timely.
  • Provides analytical performance management reports, such as rating distribution, outstanding reviews, etc., as appropriate.
  • Assists in creating team member developmental plans for increased performance and effectiveness as well as development plans for high-potential team members.
  • Upholds BMI’s core values; supports and cultivates a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any direct reports

Position Qualification Requirements
This position requires 10 years’ related learning and development experience; minimum three years’ experience at the management level.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Behavior, Industrial/Organization Psychology, or related field is required; Master’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, talking, hearing and walking.
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches B corrected or uncorrected.
  • Generally negligible physical effort, but occasional moving of 1 to 25 lb. items.
  • Frequent keyboarding.
  • Extended hours beyond 40 as needed.
  • Flexibility for occasional overnight travel.
  • Regular attendance.


Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the functions of this job.

Normal office conditions.

Skills and Abilities: This may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills with ability to present to all levels of the organization, one-on-one and to large groups. 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills to evaluate learning and development program effectiveness.
  • Highest level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Strong working knowledge of HR policies and procedures, legal compliance and employment law.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and HRIS systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum/instructional design, development of learning and development courses and talent development related strategies and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate live learning events in multiple settings (i.e. classroom, virtual, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to gain buy-in from a variety of key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships and collaborate with team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate.
  • Demonstrated success with organization-wide learning and development and change initiatives. 
  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, third-party resources and consultants, supplier and vendor management.
  • Ability to work successfully independently and within a team environment.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.
Personal computer and associated software.

License(s)/Certifications Required: Development Dimensions International (DDI) Targeted Selection certification preferred.

BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All applicants will receive equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, or disability.



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