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Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Talent Acquisition Manager


New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Primary Purpose:

In this foundational role, the Equity Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for developing comprehensive diversity recruiting strategies and partnerships to support the talent, culture, community and marketplace pillars of Tapestry's EI&D strategic roadmap.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Talent Acquisition and EI&D to:

  • Develop diversity sourcing strategies, and analyze requirements, to determine target candidate profiles for key requisitions or departments
  • Establish and track key performance indicators to monitor progress, identify areas of opportunity and optimize the effectiveness of Talent Acquisition programs and partnerships
  • Design and implement innovative programs and partnerships to attract and hire underrepresented talent to support Tapestry Equity, Inclusion and Diversity strategies
  • Cultivate collaborative external relationships and leverage current network to advance Tapestry's EI&D goals; i.e., target universities, community organizations and professional associations
  • Partner with key stakeholders (EID COE, HR Business Partners, Employee Resource Groups) to support equitable and inclusive hiring and build a diverse pipeline to support Tapestry’s long term growth
  • Support employer branding efforts from an EI&D perspective
  • Lend sourcing support and recommend new recruiting approaches that look beyond applications and career sites, to find and engage the best talent in the market for current needs as well as long-term pipelining
  • Manage Executive recruitment and recommend diversity partnerships with best in class search partners
  • Provide hiring managers, interview teams and talent acquisition consultation on EI&D recruitment practices to ensure an objective and equitable hiring process

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • 5+ years of professional experience in HR, program management, Talent Acquisition or EI&D at similarly sized organization
  • 2+ years of experience with EI&D hiring strategies and initiatives
  • Experience designing and developing D&I talent acquisition initiatives with demonstrated success in creating diverse pipeline strategies and recruiting plans
  • Proven track record of building and cultivating productive diversity partnerships with talent providers, community organizations, professional associations, and educational institutions
  • Ability to establish credibility and influence across all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in MS office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint – required

An outstanding professional will have...

  • Degree level education in a related field, and relevant professional qualifications is desirable
  • Experience working at a large retailer or brand
  • Ability to articulate vision and direction, communicate effectively and manage and measure performance
  • An entrepreneurial and tenacious spirit
  • Authentic passion for equity, inclusion and diversity

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI- DC Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  91226

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