Share this Job

Talent & Development Consultant - North America

Date: Oct 3, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

Come join our AkzoNobel Team as a Talent and Development Consultant located at our NA Headquarters in Nashville, TN!

What an exciting time to join the team as AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2021! 


The Regional Talent and Development Advisor role is part of Regional Center of Expertise for Talent and Development with responsibility for delivery of Center of Expertise services  in the designated region. This role reports directly to the Regional Talent & Development Manager, who in turns reports to Regional HR Director.

Key Activities & Accountabilities

  • Delivers global, regional and local Talent Development initiatives in the areas of  Talent Management, Learning & Development and Culture. 
  • Supports Regional Talent and Development Manager in assessing needs and capability gaps. 
  • Acts as expert consultant to the local HR function on Talent Management, Learning & Development and Culture. 
  • Builds capability of local HR function on key HR processes and initiatives (via train the trainer approach). 
  • Collaborates with People Services on operational Center of Expertise activities
  • Delivers global Talent Management, Learning & Development and Culture processes in the region in an aligned way. 
  • Supports Regional Talent and Development Manager in analyzing regional needs and acts as expert consultant to regional leaders on CoE topics. 
  • In collaboration with the Regional Talent and Development Manager, designs, develops and delivers (internally or outsourced) local Talent Management, Learning & Development and Culture programs aligned with global Talent Management, Learning & Development and Culture policies. 
  • Prepares for and monitors seamless execution of the operational CoE activities via People Services department.
  • Builds capability of HR BPs 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 & Development and Culture

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Leadership Development. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience, of which min. 3 years in Talent Management, Learning & 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 
  • Experience in Diversity and Inclusion with projects and initiatives 
  • Experienced in managing design and implementation of learning content. 
  • Experienced in managing day-to-day training implementation tasks and serving as a resource to colleagues and team mates.
  • Track record in successful project management of training program design, development & delivery. 
  • Ability to communicate, influence and negotiate decisions while motivating assigned groups and able to support change in the organization. 
  • Proven track record in identifying, selecting and commercially collaborating with internal and external partners. 
  • Proven international orientation, cultural and D&I awareness 
  • Proficiency in Talent Management Systems (TMS) 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 (our business language) and dominant regional language(s)


Key behavioral Competencies:

  • Conceptual, analytical and result-oriented approach. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Professional presence and strong business acumen. 
  • Customer oriented and attention to detail
  • Influencing and problem-solving capability. 
  • Develops self and others. 
  • Collaborative, engaging style.





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: 12843 


Nearest Major Market: Nashville