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Talent & Development Manager Eastern Europe & Russia

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Date: 23-Mar-2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

Primary purpose of the job:

  • Understanding the needs of the local businesses and acting as expert consultant to business / functional and HR leaders on Talent Management, Performance Management, Learning & Development, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Delivering & implementing global, regional and local Talent and Development initiatives in the areas of Talent Management, Learning & Development, Performance Management and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Supporting Regional Talent and Development Manager EMEA in:
    • shaping a high-performance culture in the region,
    • strengthening talent movement & development,
    • building future proof capabilities
    • fostering an inclusive culture and strengthening leadership diversity.
  • Contributing to the design & development of global programs by sharing expertise knowledge and regional perspectives.
  • Building capability of local HR function on key T&D processes and initiatives.
  • Collaborating with People Services on operational CoE activities.

 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of the job:

  • Delivering global Talent Management, Learning & Development, Performance Management and Diversity & Inclusion processes & philosophy in the region in an aligned way.
  • Ensuring the execution of globally/regionally driven T&D processes/policies/initiatives in the area.
  • Supporting Regional Talent and Development Manager in analyzing regional needs and acting as expert consultant to Local HR on CoE topics.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Talent and Development Manager, designing, developing and delivering (internally or outsourced) local Talent Management, Learning & Development, Performance Development and Diversity and Inclusion programs aligned with global Talent Management, Learning & Development, Performance Management and Diversity and Inclusion policies.
  • Preparing for and monitoring seamless execution of the operational CoE activities via People Services department.
  • Building capability of HR Managers and Advisors in the area.
  • Facilitating training interventions/awareness session within the area for the local HR teams.
  • Keeping up to date on best practices in the areas of Talent Management, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Diversity and Inclusion.

Relevant experience and required skills:

  • Master’s degree ideally in Psychology, Management, Business Administration.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience, of which min. 3 years in Talent Management, Learning & Development roles.
  • Experienced in diagnosing and assessing the needs of the customers and translating these into appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to facilitate and effectively deliver training.
  • Track record in successful project management of training program design, development & delivery.
  • Ability to support change in the organization.
  • Proven track record in identifying, selecting and commercially negotiating with external partners.
  • Proven international orientation, cultural and D&I awareness.
  • Working in a multinational matrix organization and having experience in a business in/outside of AkzoNobel is seen as a plus.
  • Ability to facilitate, coach and effectively deliver training.
  • Proven capability to effectively work with autonomy with remote team
  • 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.
  • Influencing and problem-solving capability.
  • Develops self and others.
  • Collaborative, engaging style