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Cracker Barrel Sr. Org Development Specialist in Lebanon, Tennessee

Cracker Barrel is seeking a Sr. OD Specialist to join our Talent & Leadership Development (TLD) team here the Home Office. This Specialist will be responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of programs, policies and strategies tailored to meet Org Development initiatives, needs and program goals and measuring the achievement of established goals.

  • Consult with all levels in the organization on workforce planning, development and interventions including team effectiveness, new leader assimilation, succession planning, performance management, development assessments, calibration assessments, leadership development, skill development programs for targeted field leadership roles.

  • Conduct research and analysis to provide a research and data-based foundation and metrics for organizational development initiatives and programs.

  • Lead organizational development processes and initiatives. At the direction of TLD leadership, partners with Executives and Operational and HR leadership to develop, implement and execute organizational development processes, initiatives systems, tools, and resources. Manage the daily execution of assigned responsibilities. Analyzes data resulting from these systems and processes to identify and recommend changes.

  • Individual coaching and performance improvement process. At the direction of TLD leadership, utilizes assessments, multi-rater feedback, and other competency tools and development resources to coach and facilitate individual (Officers and below) performance improvement. Assists leaders in identifying most critical performance areas or skills needing development and developing a plan of action for closing gaps. Analyzes performance gaps to identify new learning and development content in partnership with the Training department.

  • At the direction of TLD leadership, researches and analyzes operational performance and HR data and information to measure the effectiveness of organizational development programs and initiatives, identify performance gaps and potential opportunities, and provide recommendations on

improvements or key focus. Research best practices in succession planning, leadership development, assessments, performance management, employee engagement, etc.

  • At the direction of TLD leadership, develop and / or execute team effectiveness sessions, focus groups, employee forums, leadership and career development programs, tools and resources. Audit and evaluate training and development programs conducted by vendors for potential usage by CBOCS.

  • A thorough understanding of the principles, theory and practice of organizational development, including leadership development and performance and change management.

  • Excellent skill at consulting and building rapport with clients at all levels.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel.

  • Strong project management and planning skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced analytical and decision making skills with a high degree of detail-orientation.

  • Knowledge of instructional design and adult learning techniques.

  • Friendly and outgoing personality that matches our Pleasing People Culture.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field and 6+ years of organizational leadership development or related experience, e.g., delivering assessments or 360s, executing succession planning, change management, leadership development, employee engagement, or performance management processes, etc. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

NOTE: Racism, either overt or perpetuated through unconscious bias, has no place at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and both our Mission and People Promise are firmly rooted in the principle of valuing what everyone brings to the table. Our employees work hard to ensure that our brand, which is grounded in genuine hospitality and nostalgia, represents only what is good about those things. While our décor and food may harken back to earlier times, our inclusive culture and beliefs about equality and diversity do not.

Street 2: 307 Hartmann Drive

External Company Name: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

External Company URL: www.crackerbarrel.com

In compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other class expressly protected by law. Qualified applicants are considered for employment according to the laws of the respective state of employment. If you feel this policy has been violated, you may report such instances to the Employee Relations Department online (http://www.crackerbarrel.com/contact-us/employee/ ) or toll free at 1 800-333-9566.

Cracker Barrel does not unlawfully discriminate in hiring. If you are interested in applying for a position and need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact (1-800-333-9566) so that we can work with you to reasonably accommodate you. Note that individuals who have any hearing impairment will be reasonably accommodated in the application process.

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