Talent Development Specialist

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people. 


And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life:  

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger. 

  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated. We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door. 

  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity. 

  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward. 

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.  


Spire is seeking a Talent Development Specialist to join our team at our St. Louis headquarters. This role is responsible for creating a best-in-class learning-centered environment for all employees. The specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and ongoing management of learning and development programs and various employee engagement initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality, effective learning by creating, designing, executing, and facilitating in-house/ad-hoc developmental training sessions focused on personal, people, and business leadership

  • Assist in developing assessment and analyses/workshops for such programs as DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Coehsive Team, EQ-i, StrengthsFinder, etc while managing vendors and budget coordination

  • Develop individualized learning plans and assist with the execution of performance management, including objective setting and assisting employees with developmental goal setting for career growth 

  • Ensure employees are aware of Spire’s learning and development opportunities/programs and design ways to optimize its reach 

  • Facilitate Leading Spire Series sessions 

  • Other responsibilities and duties, as needed to supplement the workload of the team 

  • All other duties as assigned  

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Strong program management skills with demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute enterprise-wide strategies

  • Proficiency in managing multiple, complex project concurrently, while developing associated content, format, and methods

  • Ability to interact with leaders to determine needs and translate those needs into process improvement proposals

  • Ability to strategize and develop innovative solutions for diverse audiences

  • Strong formal presentation and facilitating skills, collaboration and partnership, and written and verbal communication

  • A high degree of sensitivity and professionalism in dealing with associate relations issues and confidential information  

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Concentration in business, human resources, communications, learning, and development, or related field preferred 

  • SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPTD, or similar certification is preferred  

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in HR, onboarding, Learning and Development, Talent Management, and/or organizational development 

  • Proficiency and skill in the daily use of the Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Strong strategic thinking, consulting, organizational, and project management skills 

  • Experience in the assessment, design, development, and implementation, and evaluation of training programs, including e-learning applications 

  • Excellent written and spoken communication, presentation, and facilitation skills 

  • Must demonstrate positive, respectful behavior in dealing with people at all levels, and a role model as a representative of the Company 

  • Outstanding ability to collaborate with teammates, subject matter experts, and various departments when needed on project planning, development, and implementation to ensure high-quality results 

  • Self-motivated with the ability to organize and prioritize work with attention to detail 

  • Aptitude to manage numerous projects simultaneously 

  • Strong initiative and ability to independently lead processes/projects yielding quality results 

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Typically, 8 hours per day, Monday – Friday, approximately 10 - 15% of time traveling to other work locations. 


Posting Requirements

  • We accept online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com 


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

Job Location: St Louis

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