Job Description

Compass Corporate

Pay Grade: 22

A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

Job Summary

Are you ready to craft the future of our organization while driving impactful change? Compass Group is seeking a dynamic individual to join us in the role of SVP of Human Resources. As a key member of the Executive Leadership team, you will drive interpersonal success, and cultivate a culture of development and growth. Your responsibilities will include developing and implementing people strategies aligned with our business goals, overseeing top talent development and leadership planning, and maintaining compliance with employment laws and regulations. You will partner with sector leaders to design, create and implement effective people strategies to shape and establish strategic business plans and long-range goals.


  • Develop, recommend, and lead key strategic talent initiatives, including leadership development, succession planning, and organizational design, to drive organizational success and culture.
  • Design and implement people strategies aligned with our desired business outcomes, ensuring the development of internal talent to fulfill key business goals and enhance team efficiency.
  • Collaborate with the Chief People Officer on top talent and senior leader professional development, career pathing, and succession planning, encouraging a culture of internal sourcing and promotion.
  • Oversee the innovation, maintenance, and execution of People and Culture processes and systems, supporting performance management, talent review discussions, and workforce planning.
  • Work closely with Compass HR subject matter experts and other stakeholder functions to develop solutions to meet the company’s needs
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to create innovative solutions for building a robust internal talent pipeline, retaining top talent, and fostering a culture committed to employee development and growth.
  • Partner with the DEI team to set the vision for programs and practices that strategically connect diversity, equity, and inclusion with talent management and development strategies.
  • Maintain knowledge of employment laws and regulations, ensuring compliance and managing the overall budget and financial considerations for the Talent & Development department.


  • Bachelor's Degree with additional education viewed favorably.
  • 10+ years of business experience, including talent and development experience, preferably with a large-scale, decentralized structure.
  • Proven success driving a variety of people programs and processes, from inception to delivery, including annual performance reviews, internal mobility, and organizational design.
  • Strong discernment with the ability to translate business strategy into HR initiatives, providing valued consultation and influencing senior leadership as a trusted advisor.
  • High-energy leadership skills with a focus on building high-performance teams and establishing relationships at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively address all levels within the organization.
  • A high degree of personal integrity with exceptional attention to detail and organization skills, managing critical or confidential information with discretion
  • Knowledge of HCM software, Learning Management Systems, Talent Management Systems, and Applicant Tracking Systems preferred.
  • Flexibility to travel at least 25%

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.

Compass Corporate maintains a drug-free workplace.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Associates at Corporate are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID:  1303388

Compass Corporate 



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