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Vice President-Diversity and Inclusion

Req ID:  38566
Remote Position:  Yes
Country:  US
Line of Business:  VSP Vision Care
Division:  Human Resources

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

The VP, Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for leading the design and execution of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy for VSP Global. Reporting to the CHRO and matrixed to the CEO, this role will consult with leaders to ensure inclusion is incorporated within business strategy and plans. This role will provide solutions and connections to enable a more engaged workforce, mirror the markets we serve, and best position our teams to leverage D&I to create a culture of inclusiveness and performance. Lead and manage all diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

Essential Functions

Partner as well as build D&I capability internally within HR and key partner stakeholders (Supplier, Brand, PR, Business Pillars). 


Consult with C-suite leaders and HR Business Partners to build D&I capability and activate the D&I strategy within each business unit and function domestically and abroad.


Collaborate with workplace, marketplace, community, and customer/supplier partners as well as internal and external stakeholders to activate a national D&I framework.


Ensure that the D&I strategies are aligned with VSP Global’s overall strategy/plan and leveraged to promote the business and generate innovation.


Lead the governance Business Resource Group (BRG) programs as well as create a D&I community through developing best practices and volunteer committees.


Drive inclusive leadership through the development of company/pillar/regional action plans for diversity and inclusion - work with stakeholders to develop regional/functional strategies, utilize metrics for stakeholder adoption, benchmarking enhancements, and continuous improvements. 


Promote a culture of inclusion through communication and engagement, in alignment with company strategic priorities and goals.


Develop D&I dashboards and methods for the analysis of metrics for measuring progress for effectiveness of the diversity and inclusion strategy, in partnership with HR Analytics.


Work collaboratively with HR Communications and the Corporate Internal Communications team to enhance both internal and external branding for diversity and inclusion.


Responsible for proposing and recommending D&I training needs.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience


Minimum of 15 years of management experience with responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of direct reports


Minimum 15 years of experience within the D&I field, with relevant experience developing and executing a successful D&I strategy and plan within a mid-large size global organization


Experience managing major projects, and leading execution of programs across large organizations with multiple constituents


Experience influencing, leading and facilitating enterprise-wide initiatives with multiple stakeholders


Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties



Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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