Chief of Staff to the CHRO at Ally Financial (Detroit, MI)

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Career area

Human Resources


United States

Work Location(s)

500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI







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Posted Date

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Working time


Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

This position serves as key partner to the CHRO in maximizing efficiency and streamline information flow across the HR function and/or other key stakeholders. In this position, the incumbent will act as "master synthesizer" of all ideas and strategy across the HR leadership team. To be successful in this role the incumbent should have strong skills in influencing others, prioritization, connecting strategy to business priorities and commanding exceptional execution of work product from multiple stakeholders.

The Work Itself

Partner with HR leadership team on senior management routines to ensure teams are operating in a highly efficient and effective manner. Continue to evolve and enhance existing routines and governance. Proactively streamline on an ongoing basis.
  • This role includes active partnership with HR Business Line Risk Executive and Business Line Risk and respective team to effectively manage risk and evolve/enhance existing framework.
  • Leads the coordination of bi-weekly HR agenda, quarterly HR Business Reviews, including content focus and follow-up
  • Key meeting preparation and follow-up - Organizational Health Review for key forums and stakeholders, Business Reviews, Financial Reviews, BU townhalls
  • High level strategy coordination of all HR planning activities
  • Strategic oversight of budget and forecast in partnership with FP&A partners and HR PMO office
  • In partnership with PMO, establishes & maintains HR annual calendar of deliverables to ensure alignment within the HR function and coordination with other key areas
  • In partnership with Internal Comms, manages all org level communications and ensures transparency in human capital activity across org
  • Leads HR annual events and supports EC meeting as requested

Reliable, conscientious, and strategic extension of CHRO and leadership team.
  • Provides leadership and project management to emerging human capital matters as identified by the CHRO
  • Research, benchmark and analyzes data and makes recommendation based upon topics identified by the CHRO
  • Proactively identify linkages and synergies across organization
  • Manage HR Engagement team and drive functional leadership support of all efforts
  • Provides oversight and execution of the annual HR employee development and training plan; including monitoring rotational assignments

Serves as lead of HR Operating Model and Org Design by:
  • Integrating insight from VOC & benchmarking to prioritize HR opportunities and capabilities
  • Facilitates discussion to refine the vision of HR and define future HR operating model.

The Skills You Bring

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 10+ years experience, preferably in financial services industry
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Possess broad knowledge of HR ecosystem
  • SHRM or HRCI certification obtained if the person does not have prior HR experience
  • Ability to thoughtfully navigate complex change in a matrix environment
  • Ability to effectively influence people at all levels of the organization, with/without direct reporting relationship
  • Ability to convey complex subject matters into simple digestible information to help educate key stakeholders
  • Appropriately leverages data to help inform decision making
  • Strong leadership ability and learning agility
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills (formal and informal)
  • Assertive, detail oriented, proactive, comfortable operating in grey areas / undefined spaces

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:
  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 258 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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