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Spire Energy Senior Talent Development Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri

Senior Talent Development Specialist

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Date: Oct 15, 2020


Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Talent Development, Sr. Specialist position out of our St. Louis location. This position will help lead performance management, succession and development initiatives, and organizational development sessions to help individual employees and teams across Spire. This role is also responsible for collaborating with the Human Resources Information Systems team to focus on talent tools, systems and technology, career pathways, and organization structures. The position is housed in the Human Resources department and works closely with Information Systems, Communications and Marketing, and numerous business leaders across the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and automate Spire’s new learning management system (My Learning) and all its capabilities to continuously improve the value of learning at Spire

  • Coach Talent Development’s system managers on how to best utilize talent systems including Enable Now, Open Sesame, JAM, edX, SuccessFactors, etc.

  • Serve as the Talent Development team’s HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) point of contact for optimizing new and existing talent technology tools and systems

  • Understand the Talent Development’s system capabilities to interface and improve integration points with other systems and modules

  • Collaborate with partners to determine system requirements, test, and deploy systems and solutions

  • Strengthen HR analytics, including enhancement of supporting technologies

  • Define and lead the execution and continuous evolution of the performance management program, including ownership of the program process, timing and enrichment

  • Assist leading regular succession and development efforts to ensure Spire’s leadership pipeline is robust and help employees meet current and future professional goals

  • Support Talent Development’s vision to create informed, intentional development by creating and facilitating in-house/ad-hoc training, assessment analyses, and training workshops

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

Supervisory Responsibilities

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Concentration in human resources, organizational development, or related field preferred

  • DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is preferred

  • SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPTD or similar certification is preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in talent systems and development, learning and development, and / or organizational development

  • Experience leading an organization-wide HR systems initiative is required

  • Experience developing and facilitating/delivering training to groups is required

  • Experience managing performance management processes is preferred

  • Experience working with teams across locations or geographies is preferred

  • Prior experience as an administrator or skilled user of enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM) software, preferably SAP SuccessFactors

  • Ability to collect, quantify, and analyze HR and business data to improve workforce performance

  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of business and organizational issues and challenges

  • Strong program management skills with demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute enterprise-wide strategies

  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing multiple, complex projects concurrently, while developing associated content, formats, and methods

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with leadership to determine needs and translate those needs into process improvement proposals

  • Demonstrated ability to strategize and develop innovative solutions for diverse audiences

  • Ability to deliver high quality, effective learning by designing, executing, and facilitating in-house/ad-hoc training and assessment analyses (could include DiSC, 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, EQ-i, StrengthsFinder, etc.), manage vendors and budget coordination

  • Strength in the following skills is needed for success: Formal presentation & facilitation, collaboration & partnership, and written & verbal communication

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Travel 10-15%

  • Work is performed in a shared office environment

  • Typically, 8 hours per day, Monday – Friday


We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis

Job Segment: Developer, Program Manager, ERP, Information Systems, SAP, Technology, Management

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