Job Location:
Boston, MA Headquarters – (NB)

Who We Are: 

Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.


Contribute to the New Balance culture and business strategy through activation of specific global talent center of excellence initiatives. Enable high performance and associate growth through the design and implementation of talent management practices, experiences, and programs. Facilitate and own talent management projects and programs. Manage successful execution of assigned initiatives across businesses, geographies and disciplines in a way that is high-impact, relevant, and meaningful.


  • Activate and continuously improve large-scale, regional, and global talent initiatives or programs such as talent assessment, succession, performance management, competency frameworks, career development framework, or internal mobility.
  • Own and lead the global performance management program.
  • Manage project plans and partner with the business and HR team members to ensure desired outcomes are met.
  • Partner with regional HR teams to integrate and apply globally consistent practices. Equip and engage with global tools that flex to the unique needs of the region. Consult on tailoring of programs for unique regional and local needs.
  • Partner closely for alignment and collaboration within the global Talent COE (L&D, Talent Development Partners, DEI, Change Management), and across HR (HRBPs, Compensation, Internal Communications, HR Operations)
  • Serve as an internal consultant on performance, talent, career development, and/or organization development projects.
  • Conduct needs assessments, organization listening and provide diagnostic perspective and recommendations.
  • Create, utilize, and embed tools, models, and frameworks across global talent management initiatives.
  • Perform analysis of talent metrics and qualitative information to inform design, set objectives for talent initiatives and measure effectiveness.


  • 5-7 years’ experience in talent management or related human resources function with at least 3 years’ experience in talent management, learning or organization development.
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in I/O psychology, organization development, or related field
  • Experience working and collaborating with global teams.
  • Experience running lifecycle performance management programs.
  • Strong skills and experience with internal consulting, facilitation, and design of talent management programs and processes
  • Project management skills, organization skills, and strong time management skills are required.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of detail orientation with proven project management capabilities including experience handling multiple key projects at a time.
  • Highly influential, engaging and persuasive in communications. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to connect to associate experience at all levels.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Ability to think strategically in a complex, ambiguous environment.
  • Highly collaborative with an ability to work across multiple organization levels, geographies, and partner with cross-functional teams.
  • Able to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and demonstrate a sense of urgency.
  • Stays current with trends, research and best practices in talent management and career planning/development.
  • Experience with Workday Talent and Performance suites a plus.
  • Intermediate Office skills (Excel, PPT).
  • Some overnight travel up to 10-15% may be required. Occasional day travel near corporate office location.

Regular Associate Benefits 

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

Temporary associates are provided three options for medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance and an associate discount.

Part time associates are provided 401k, short term disability, a yearly $300 lifestyle reimbursement and an associate discount.

Flexible Work Schedule

For decades we have fostered a unique culture founded on our values with a particular focus on in-person teamwork and collaboration. Our North American hybrid model encourages rich in-person experiences, showcasing our commitment to teamwork and connection, while maintaining flexibility for associates. New Balance Associates currently work in office three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Our offices are fully open, and amenities are available across our North American office locations. To continue our focus on hybrid work we have introduced “Work from Anywhere” (WFA) for four weeks per calendar year. This model will help us enhance our culture while continuing to maintain elements of flexibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.