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KONE, Inc Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Lisle, Illinois

Founded in 1910, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life and make our world’s cities better places to live. We are a global leader that provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization that add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through our innovative solutions, we strive to make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable. Our operations in over 60 countries around the world has helped us achieve our position as an innovation and sustainability leader with repeated recognitions by Forbes, Corporate Knights for clean capitalism and others.

We pride ourselves on our family-centric culture and guiding principles that serve as the foundation of who we are and how we do business. In addition to our passion for safety and innovation, our culture is strengthened by our values of care, customer, collaboration and courage which connects us closer to the customers and communities we serve and makes us a great place to work. In addition to providing competitive salaries and an environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect, we offer world-class benefits such as a matching 401K, pension plan, comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family, as well as paid holidays and paid time off.

Do you have what it takes to be appointed as Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for KONE Americas?

  • Can you drive impactful transformation for an organization?

  • Are you a visionary that thinks outside the box?

  • Do you have a love of people and a passion to drive and further develop our culture of inclusion, belonging, and promoting diversity?

  • Do you have a desire to empower and influence an organization at all levels to embrace change?

  • Do you have the ambition to continuously educate yourself about cutting edge DEI methodologies?

  • Are you a strategist with the business acumen to implement and promote opportunities that heightens KONE’s brand, leads to increased profitability and attracts diverse and skilled talent?

If you answered a resounding YES to these questions, then we have an amazing opportunity for you!

You will help us formulate and drive a DEI strategy for our organization in North America that will create a thriving environment where people feel comfortable to be their authentic selves. We value the uniqueness of every individual and believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are a critical to our overall strategy.

You will join our KONE family and report to the Senior VP of HR for KONE Americas with 10+ years of successful transformational leadership, with 5+ years focusing on DEI strategy, that has delivered positive results in a similar organization. Through your effective use of metrics, collaborating with stakeholders, developing impactful programs and leading our DEI Steering Committee in KONE Americas with sound market intelligence - you will help us achieve our vision!

* Applicant must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.

Read more on www.kone.com/careers

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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