Regional Talent and Development Advisor

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Regional Talent and Development Advisor is part of Regional Center of Expertise for Talent and Development with responsibility for delivery of Center of Expertise services in North America. This role reports directly to the Regional Talent and Development Manager, who in turns reports to Regional Human Resources Director.
 

  • Delivers global, regional and local Talent Development initiatives in the areas of Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture
  • Supports Regional Talent and Development Manager in assessing needs and capability gaps
  • Acts as expert consultant to the local Human Resources function on Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture
  • Builds capability of local Human Resources function on key Human Resources processes and initiatives (via train the trainer approach)
  • Collaborates with People Services on operational Center of Expertise activities

Key Accountabilities

  • Delivers global Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture processes in the region 
  • Supports Regional Talent and Development Manager in analyzing regional needs and acts as expert consultant to regional leaders on Center of Expertise topics
  • In collaboration with the Regional Talent and Development Manager, designs, develops and delivers (internally or outsourced) local Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture programs aligned with global Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture policies
  • Prepares for and monitors seamless execution of the operational Center of Expertise activities via People Services Department 
  • Builds capability of Human Resources Business Partners and People Managers in the region (train the trainers approach)
  • Facilitates change interventions within the region
  • Keeps up to date on best practices in the areas of Talent Management, Learning and Development, and Culture

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Leadership Development. Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in Talent Management, Learning and Development, or Culture roles
  • Experienced in diagnosing and assessing the talent needs of the customers and translating these into appropriate solutions
  • Ability to facilitate and effectively deliver training
  • Experienced in managing day-to-day training implementation tasks and serving as a resource to colleagues and teammates
  • Track record in successful project management of training program design, development and delivery
  • Ability to communicate, influence and negotiate decisions while motivating assigned groups as well as support change in the organization
  • Proven track record in identifying, selecting and commercially collaborating with internal and external partners
  • Proven international orientation, cultural and Diversity and Inclusion awareness 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.  Proficiency with learning management systems preferred 
  • Working in a multinational matrix organization and having experience in a business in/outside of AkzoNobel is seen as a plus
  • Fluent in English.  Fluency in Spanish and/or French a plus

 

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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 24796 


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