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Education & Talent Director - Dubai, UAE

  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Salary: Up to UAE Dirhams40000 per month per month
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Contact: Rita Rawda
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 02 December 2021
  • Job Ref: JN -102021-464571

The Director of Talent & Education will lead and manage the Talent & Education team, designing, developing, and delivering all talent & training initiatives across 5 countries (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain). The focus will be on creating a cohesive talent & development strategy while executing learning solutions to accelerate performance for both HQ & Retail employees.

Key Accountabilities

· Lead, develop, & engage the Talent and Education team

· Partner with the HRD to determine organizational, talent, and education strategy that result in overall success of people development initiatives

· Develop and oversee capability and skill needs analysis in partnership with Business Leaders and HR Business Partners to identify opportunities to accelerate performance and develop and execute high-impact learning content and scalable solutions (virtual, instructor led, e-learning)

· Lead team to design and deliver innovative tools, engaging learning, change and leadership development experiences from core curriculum to function-specific programs

· Implement effective methods to optimize the learning roadmap, budget and allocate resources, and market programs internally

· Partner with EME training team to adapt global content and ensure relevance and effectiveness in local region

· Drive brand and category education strategy aligned with current regional business priorities

· Nurture brand partnerships and elevate brand education through programs, workshops, digital sessions, in-store sessions, etc.

· Oversee delivery of makeup, skincare, hair & fragrance trainings

· Design and deliver adhoc learning initiatives requested by the business

· Foster relationships with key external partners such as third-party training vendors & EME training team

· Manage the OMR process & career conversations with internal talents

· Oversee the developmental needs for select employee groups (E.g., high potential). Create meaningful programming solutions as needed. Team/Department Leadership

· Project manage the new Rise Performance Management process and drive all change management components

· Conduct organization needs assessments to identify opportunities and make recommendations that support efficiency, business agility, and growth

Skills, Experience and Personality

· 12+ years of progressive experience in Learning & Development, Talent Development, Talent Management, or related experience in building, delivering, and measuring high-impact learning experiences to a diverse audience

· Experience in the Retail industry, ideally with exposure to both corporate and stores

· Strong leadership experience, leading and developing high performing teams

· Demonstrated success in building, delivering, and measuring high-impact learning experiences for various audiences

· Experience utilizing multiple principles, tools, and delivery methods within the following disciplines: organizational effectiveness, change leadership, organizational design, learning and development, & talent management

· Exceptional ability to consult and collaborate with Human Resources and senior business leaders on business strategy, organizational design, and talent optimization

· Strategic and analytical mindset; superior problem-solving skills with a focus on simplification

· Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication, presentation, and facilitation skills

· Experience using data to identify insights and problem-solve and ability to switch seamlessly between strategic thinking and tactical execution within a fast-paced environment

· Most importantly, the Talent & Education Director needs to live and breathe the Culture, DNA and Employee Value propositions (EVP). They need to have excellent authentic communication and influencing skills and be energized by working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. They need to be a leader with confidence born from self-belief.