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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021
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At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization.

We are looking for an influential & data driven Head of Talent Management to join our amazing People Team, directly impacting everyone in the company & driving value throughout the organization. In this role, you will work closely with HR Business Partners & cross-functional stakeholders such as senior leaders & system engineers to provide consultation, evaluate existing processes, & lead projects to optimize our talent management designs around Performance Management, Talent Reviews & Succession Planning. Positioned on the People Development Team, your work highly contributes to building our culture of continuous development by tailoring talent management designs to meet the needs of an ever changing organization.


  • Serve as a thought leader on everything related to talent management
  • Work closely with key stakeholders (HR Business Partners, senior leaders, Internal Comms, etc.) to develop talent management programs (e.g., Perf, Talent Reviews, Succession Planning, Real-time Feedback, etc.) while maintaining base-level consistency across the organization
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to define & establish a long-term talent strategy that may include topics such as: identifying critical roles, determining talent gaps, contributing to internal mobility efforts, & developing long term plans to bridge talent gaps
  • Evaluate existing processes & run experiments to improve the user experience while ensuring fair & transparent systems that drive our pay for performance philosophy
  • Take over people management responsibilities & build strong partnerships across the organization to ensure new designs align seamlessly with existing programs (e.g., tool development, help resources, communication, analytics)
  • Benchmark talent management approaches & build a strong network with peers inside & outside the organization to build programs that address needs & are ahead of the curve
  • Collaborate with Learning & Development team members & HR Business Partners to develop training materials & help resources customized to user groups (individuals, managers, leaders, HRBPs, function-specific resources, etc.)
  • Apply a strong data driven & story-telling approach when analyzing large data sets, distilling insights & conveying significant findings that drive adjustments to existing designs & give direction for new experiments


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years of work experience in a related field (Performance Management, Talent Management, HR Consulting, HR)
  • 5+ years developing & leading Talent Management efforts such as Performance Management, Talent Reviews & Succession Planning in the Tech or Retail industry
  • 3+ years of people management experience with a track record of building & leading a high performing team
  • Demonstrated ability to transform an organization from few annual performance & development touch-points to a continuous & deliberately developmental culture
  • Project Management experience with expertise in scoping, leading & delivering complex programs, as well as a proven track record of project management skills on conception & design through implementation, measurement & continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships across diverse range of stakeholders & to work across boundaries to build infrastructure
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment with a passion for solving problems while being resourceful
  • Passion for data & analytics, & ability to influence with data-driven recommendations & customer-oriented problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills, handling multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive & diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state & local law. 

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