Leader, Strategic Workforce Planning
James Gallman is GE’s enterprise Leader for Strategic Workforce Planning. James’ main duties include creating a community of Strategic Workforce Planners and supporting the GE HR organization’s understanding of the topic. His key focus areas are labor market analysis, benchmarking, forecasting and cost of work. He is also working on maximizing the value of GE’s large people data repository to impact various talent management practices, including succession, career development and learning.
Prior to joining GE, James was the Head of Workforce Planning for Holcim, a global building materials company, and based in Zurich, Switzerland. His work there focused on workforce planning and employee engagement mainly in Eastern Europe, India and Southeast Asia. James began his career at Rohm and Haas Company, now a part of Dow Chemical, as an engineer in the development of liquid extraction technologies. He held positions at that company in Logistics, Supply Chain, IT and HR.
Outside of work, James is an avid hiker, cook, eater and reader. He has a growing collection of modern and contemporary art.