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Director – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Executive  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Position Overview

At Hexion, we believe in the value of human potential and work proactively to foster a business and culture that allows every associate to thrive. We are seeking a DEI Director who will support the development, implementation, and monitoring of the company’s DEI initiatives around the globe. Reporting to Global VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), this individual will be a collaborative, hands-on DEI practitioner who has proven experience influencing leaders at all organizational levels. They will become a key member of the cross-functional leadership team and collaborate closely with the Global VP of DEI to build equitable practices, procedures, and infrastructures across the network. This is not a program-based DEI role; instead, we anticipate that this individual will promote a comprehensive, holistic DEI approach throughout our business. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Global VP, DEI in the development of a DEI strategy and tactical work plans. Work with and support business leaders to implement DEI initiatives throughout the business.
  • Oversee and manage Hexion’s Business Resource Groups (BRG) program, supporting each BRG leader and helping them to increase adoption and participation across the company. Directly manage volunteer efforts related to the BRGs and oversee various efforts to launch and expand affiliate chapters. 
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Talent & Development, Communications, Supplier Diversity, and Sustainability teams to integrate the D&EI initiatives into the company’s overall talent, learning, and supplier strategies. 
  • Develop new programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce and improve sourcing, hiring and retaining diverse candidates by connecting with professional organizations and leveraging social media and community connections.
  • Work with HR and business leaders to drive the prioritization of leadership and promotional opportunities that are available to diverse employees and candidates.
  • Support the establishment, tracking and reporting on metrics that measure the effectiveness of diversity initiatives across different functions (retention, talent upskilling, employee engagement, equity, etc.) and against industry benchmarks. 
  • Identify and leverage organizational resources across our businesses, regions and functions to inform and support the DEI strategy.
  • Serve as the company’s liaison for various external partnerships including the FOSSI STEM program, Second Chance Program, and Columbus Collaboration Partnership, etc. Manage all internal activities needed to support these initiatives and identify and leverage best practices learned from these organizations.  
  • Play an active role in the community, identifying and building relationships and partnerships that enable Hexion to make a difference throughout the communities we serve. Serve as a DEI spokesperson and engage frequently in speaking, coaching and training opportunities (both internal and external). 
  • Build deep understanding of Hexion’s existing processes and systems and make recommendations that will drive changes to embed inclusion into day-to-day work practices and related to attracting, retaining, and engaging a diverse workforce.
  • Lead or contribute to the development of best-in-class training & development materials including programs that educate employees and managers on ways to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences and how these can be leveraged to assist in meeting the business plan. Act as a SME to ensure DEI principles and best practices are embedded in all leadership programming and serve as a change agent to provide solutions, resources and training on DEI related training topics.
  • Champion best practices, stay abreast of DEI trends, and be a brand ambassador for Hexion to support the attraction of talent.
  • Partner with Marketing and Communications team for regular updates and act as a content consultant as needed.
  • As directed by the Global VP, DEI, provide expert advice to help each business function find ways to implement DEI in different settings, cultures, regions, etc. (huddle topics, etc.).

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Possess a strong desire to provide a safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all. 
  • Demonstrate competence in navigating sophisticated business issues and applying critical thinking concepts to solve for the business challenges all while managing competing priorities and goals.
  • Be able to listen and influence with empathy and inspire others to be the difference.
  • Be an active member of DEI groups with strong knowledge of diversity best practices, concepts, and programs.
  • Demonstrate strong relationship building skills as well as a collaborative spirit – must be able to partner with peers, colleagues, and community partners.
  • Have very strong communication, executive presentation skills and facilitation skills.
  • Have strong coaching and mentoring skills, with ability to influence individuals at various levels of the organization. 
  • Strong project management and implementation skills, with the ability to balance multiple programs simultaneously. 
  • Ability to travel (up to 40%). 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
  • 7-10 years’ experience in Diversity and Inclusion partnership/leadership. 
  • Additional certifications in DEI specializations a plus
  • Experience working in a global environment operating across multiple geographies and cultures is a plus. 


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.