Director Diversity and Inclusion

Louisville, KY

Meaningful Work From Day One:

  • Responsible for leading and advancing our Diversity & Inclusion strategy throughout our Corporate/Functional teams.
  • Serves as a strategic thought partner to the Chief Diversity Officer.
  • Provides advisory services to business leadership teams and human resources to drive corporate-wide D&I strategies, initiatives, programs and processes that enable all employees to bring their best selves to the workplace to do their best work.
  • In this role, the Director focuses on leading development and improvement across the four pillars, where applicable, of Brown-Forman’s D&I strategy within the Corporate teams, which include Workforce, Community, Brands/Markets, and Supplier pillars.


What You Can Expect:

  • Partners with the Chief Diversity Officer to lead strategy development, D&I initiatives, and implementation throughout business teams. Develops and drives strategic D&I plans for all assigned leaders/organizations.
  • Collaborates with and advises business partners on D&I goal setting, developing action plans, communication strategies and evaluations.
  • Partners with Human Resources to diagnose cultural diversity needs and develop programs.
  • Provides diversity leadership and counsel to develop and communicate diversity and inclusion interventions, programs and events that result in positive diversity or work life programs.
  • Translates strategies into tactical plans with clear actions, accountability, and goals to promote best in class equitable diversity and inclusion practices.
  • Establishes a D&I Coaching Practice and other innovative initiatives to move the culture forward.
  • Partners with Global Talent Acquisition, to develop and implement diversity recruiting strategies and tactics that result in a robust talent pipeline of diverse talent at all levels of the organization.
  • Designs, develops and delivers conflict resolution initiatives as needed.
  • Accountable to oversee measurable metrics and statistics, in the diversity space, with best-in-class results for comparable companies.
  • Partners with People Development to develop diversity and inclusion education programs and services to aid employees and managers on how to recognize, including creating and delivering customized training programs, and working with external vendors/consultants as appropriate.
  • Provides consultation and coaching to senior leaders, managers and other employees concerning diversity and inclusion.
  • Creates and executes communications and change management strategies, including an internal plan to increase awareness with employees and an external plan to support key stakeholder relationships.
  • Serves as the advisor to each of the Diversity & Inclusion Councils, advising and guiding the Councils with both internal and external insights as it relates to council initiatives.
  • Serves as the advisor to assigned ERGs supporting the successful advancement of their strategic initiatives.
  • Works with major stakeholders and Team Member resource groups to ensure alignment of diversity & inclusion strategy, mission and goals to business imperatives.


What You Bring To The Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Diversity & Inclusion, organization behavior or related discipline required with 7+ years of related experience; or 13+ years of equivalent work experience.
  • Experience building and managing a diversity and inclusion strategy and plans, preferably in a corporate environment, with in-depth knowledge of diversity best practices, concepts and programs.
  • Experience leading cross-cultural, diverse teams, demonstrating inclusive leadership and ability to develop and coach team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships with various stakeholders to co-create content and align on solutions.
  • Proven leader able to clearly communicate ideas and proposals to all levels, develop trust and influence as a senior thought leader with a broad relationship base.
  • Strong analytical skills, knowledge of the use of data analysis and metrics and the ability to translate data, research, and trends into actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credible strategic partnerships across multiple business areas.
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity in all dimensions of diversity and inclusion, particularly across the applicable geographies related to the position.
  • Experience and knowledge of adult learning concepts and excellent facilitation skills.
  • Advisor, counselor and confidante to leaders on maximizing employee engagement through inclusive leadership.


Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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