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Talent Development Senior Manager

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  5 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1510221

Role purpose

The Talent Development Lead is a strategic role responsible for driving and executing the talent development initiatives. Responsible for designing and implementing talent development programs and fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. The Talent Development Lead plays a critical role in identifying and nurturing talent, enhancing employee capabilities, and supporting the firm's talent management strategies.


Key Responsibilities

Talent Development Strategy, Planning and Execution

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive region talent development strategy aligned with firm’s objectives and talent management priorities.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify talent development needs and design targeted initiatives for various employee levels.
  • Oversees and drives execution of the region talent development strategy.


Learning and Development Programs

  • Develop strategy, programs / initiatives and toolkits for the identification, assessment and coaching of high potential employees across the Region
  • Design and implement effective learning and development programs, including leadership development, technical skills training, and career development initiatives.
  • Leverage a variety of learning methods and modalities, such as e-learning, workshops, coaching, and blended learning approaches, to meet diverse learner needs.


Succession Planning

  • Identify high-potential employees and design talent acceleration programs to nurture their growth and prepare them for leadership roles.
  • Collaborate with HR and business leaders to develop succession plans and talent pipelines that ensure the availability of qualified candidates for critical positions.


Performance Management

  • Oversee execution of Region Performance Management processes
  • Define initiatives to drive Counselor & LEAD Reviewer Excellence, adopting global guidelines and processes
  • Collaborate with HR and managers to integrate talent development practices into the performance management process.
  • Support the implementation of performance development plans, individual development plans, and ongoing feedback mechanisms to drive employee growth and performance.
  • Analyse Region people performance dashboard data to inform Region Talent Development initiatives


Coaching and Mentoring

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert and point of contact for all coaching-related advice and queries
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to employees, managers, and high-potential talent, fostering their professional growth and leadership capabilities.
  • Facilitate the establishment of mentoring programs and networks to promote knowledge sharing and career development.


Talent Assessment and Development Tools

  • Identify and implement talent assessment tools and methodologies to evaluate employee skills, competencies, and potential.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to identify skill gaps and development opportunities, and implement targeted interventions.


Talent Metrics and Reporting

  • Establish key talent metrics and reporting mechanisms to track the effectiveness and impact of talent development initiatives.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to stakeholders, highlighting progress, outcomes, and recommendations for improvement.


Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Collaborate with HR, senior leaders, and department managers to align talent development initiatives with business strategies and priorities.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the Region Talent Development Leader and senior business stakeholders


Qualifications and Skills

- A degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or a related field.

- Minimum of 8 years of experience in talent development, learning and development, or a related role.

- Proven experience in designing and implementing talent development programs and initiatives.

- Strong knowledge of talent management principles, adult learning theories, and talent assessment tools.

- Experience in coaching and mentoring individuals at various career levels.

- Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on data-driven decision-making.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

- Certification in talent development, coaching, or related areas (e.g., ATD, ICF) is a plus

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