Chief People Officer, North America


Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Chief People Officer / CXO

Jan 6

Job Description

Chief People Officer, North America

Aon is currently recruiting a Chief People Officer, North America to join our team in the US. This role is integral to how we drive our talent strategy across the region and partnering with the business to achieve their goals.

Aon is the business of making better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

As an organization, we are committed as one firm to our purpose, united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed..

What will your role look like?

  • As a member of the People Organisation Leadership and the North American Executive leadership Team the Regional Chief People Officer is a strategic influencing senior executive role within the organization.
  • Reporting directly to Chief People Officer and NA CEO lead the NA People Org team function to enable the NA Region to achieve its objectives, by partnering with the NA Leadership Team across all solution lines.
  • Strategically aligned at both Global and Regional levels the role will lead the development and execution of the People Strategy, ensuring strong connections and collaboration across all aspects of the Talent agenda.

How is this role different?

  • Establishing strong influential relationships in a sophisticated corporate environment with both Business leaders and People Org colleagues, the CPO will be a role model for our values and culture. The ability to work in a sophisticated global market to ensure the firm attracts and retains the best talent will be of high importance.
  • Lead the NA People Organization in the development and execution of the Talent Strategy, collaborating strongly with the Centres of Excellence to ensure consistency of the Colleague Experience and the effective delivery of all aspects of the People Strategy incorporating the Talent life cycle. Work closely with the Centres of Excellence to ensure all aspects of Global Programming are effectively brought to bear across Talent and Culture spectrum.
  • Partner with the COE leaders to cascade global initiatives to the NA Region in a consistent, united approach across all solution lines in the NA region. Act as a single point of contact for Centres of Excellence for developing and implementing an effective People strategy, governance, policies, procedures and practices for NA.
  • As a Trusted Advisor and Partner to the NA CEO and the NA Executive Committee contribute to the success of business objectives, ensuring the Talent Strategy supports business needs and the Exec are aligned and supportive of global initiatives. Develop a deep understanding of the Talent challenges and take accountability to ensure effective interventions are deployed for successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Aon's overall business model, enabling strategic consulting on and delivery of people initiatives to deliver business results and performance.
  • Act as a single point of contact for NA regional Leadership team and Global Centres of Excellence for co-ordination of talent activities across all solution lines in the NA.
  • Set targets and monitor people org functional spend across the people org in NA in conjunction with people org Global Centre of Excellence leaders.
  • Influence and participate in the development of Aon Global people org strategy, member of the People Organisation leadership team.
  • Lead on Diversity and Inclusion, ensuring we have a coherent strategy in place across NA and driving measurable improvements in line with Global goals as well as NA specific requirements, to build a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Ensure robust performance management and training and competence processes are in place and that actions arising from these processes are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition function to ensure resourcing plans are in place so that our businesses are able to attract, retain, develop and empower the appropriate number and calibre of staff to deliver our strategic objectives and targets.
  • Drive a culture consistent with Aon values and business ethics through alignment of appropriate People policies.

Skills and experience that will lead to success

  • Able to consult to the entire People Portfolio with an integrated, global perspective, proven success resolving sophisticated People issues.
  • Able to build effective links at all levels of the organisation, and to advise, influence and partner with senior leaders in developing/implementing people strategies to drive business performance.
  • Self-sufficient and resourceful. Creative and adept at problem solving, with an appreciation of diverse cultures and regions. Able to consult on application of policy and process as well as trends, themes, and solutions
  • Possesses strong business and financial foresight.
  • An empowering management style, encourages open debate and collaborative decision making and shares ownership of results.
  • Effective communicator with a high level of self-confidence and credibility:
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of proven experience.

How we support our colleagues

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer. People with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

We provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law. Please contact us to request an accommodation on

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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