September 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. announced that it has named Tim Grace as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, effective today. In this role, Mr. Grace will oversee all global human resources functions, including organizational design, talent acquisition, succession planning, learning, change management and labor and employee relations, as well as compensation and benefits. He will report to Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Toys"R"Us, Inc.
"Tim is a passionate leader who cares deeply about developing high-performing teams," said Mr. Brandon. "In championing our 66,000 employees around the world, we believe Tim will help make our company’s culture and talent a competitive advantage, and we are pleased to welcome him as a key member of our leadership team."
Mr. Grace previously served as Group Vice President, Human Resources, L’Oreal Group, where he led all human resources functions across North and South America. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Schindler Elevator Corporation as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. In this role, Mr. Grace was responsible for human resources in the Americas, and led many initiatives designed to ensure innovative and progressive human resources practices throughout the entire global organization.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Grace held various senior human resources roles at Wise Foods, Diageo (formerly Grand Metropolitan) and in the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from the State University of New York at Fredonia and Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from West Virginia University.
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Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 864 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 730 international stores and over 240 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys at FAO.com. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 66,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus, Twitter.com/Babiesrus and Twitter.com/FAOSchwarz.
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