Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Hybrid based at our corporate headquarters in Northbrook, IL

UL has an immediate opportunity for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in our corporate headquarters located in Northbrook, IL. This individual will be responsible for executing and advancing UL Solutions global DEI strategy, governance and framework in alignment with UL Solutions’ mission and business objectives.  The role will work with every level of business and community leadership to promote an inclusive work environment where our employees are engaged and have an equal opportunity to succeed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Activates and Advances UL Solutions global DEI strategy
  • Partners with the HR Advisors to empower and support DEI-related initiatives and to strengthen our connectedness and Ways of Working  to foster and advances the use of metrics to drive desired outcomes that are specific to our business and employee needs
  • Partners with Centers of Excellence across HR, including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning & Development and Total Rewards to engage, retain and develop a diverse talent pipeline
  • Partners with local, national, and global community organizations, colleges, universities and professional organizations to engage diverse talent
  • Works with business leadership at every level to progress DEI as a business imperative
  • Creates compelling initiatives and programs that help leaders and employees actualize the benefits and improve engagement of DEI for themselves, customers and UL Solutions
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for existing and future Business Resource Groups (BRGs) driving a unified strategy and activities aligned to the framework
  • Connects DEI strategy and UL Solution’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and business strategies
  • Serves as lead and coordinates meetings and activities of the DEI Executive and Leadership Councils.
  • Prepares Board of Director reports, including metrics, ROI, accomplishments, as well as future activities and strategies
  • Represents UL Solutions at both internal and external events through speaking engagements and attendance

What makes you a great fit:

  • Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field; advanced degree is preferred and 7+ years of relevant experience; global experience a plus
  • Proven ability to think strategically around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Proven ability to implement creative DEI specifics strategies into HR, business and enterprise priorities
  • Successfully created and led an innovative Diversity and Inclusion strategy or other large scale change management initiative
  • Strong writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Thought leader with the ability to establish community, ESG and DEI networks
  • Exhibits energy and passion around this important strategic inactivate
  • Ability to lead through impact
  • Strong business acumen, organizational savvy and project management skills
  • Excellent partnering skills including working collaboratively, effectively, and efficiently with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated experience operating within a large, complex, matrixed organization
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.


What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.


Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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