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Group Vice President Talent, Leadership & Learning, Zurich (CH)

Status interviewing
Tags Talent Management


Date posted

11 Mai 2022

The Company

We are representing a leading and growing Swiss manufacturer of highly innovative medical devices. The company has more than 10.000 employees, is presented in over 100 countries and generates sales of several billions CHF.

The Role

The future Vice President Talent, Leadership & Learning will report to the CHRO and lead a team of recruiters, talent managers and leadership and learning professionals. This role is pivotal for all talent and learning-related matters across the company. The key responsibilities will be to design and govern HR instruments for identifying, winning, onboarding, and training talent, to plan succession for key positions and to drive a strong EVP and talent bench. Specific tasks include design of sourcing concepts and tools, the definition and implementation of recruiting KPIs and the required instruments, development and application of employee management and learning strategies, tools and processes.  

The Individual

• Solid leadership track record in development and leading state-of-the art talent attraction, talent development and learning/trainings function in a top-notch organisation.
• Experience in designing and implementing people and leadership concepts, in introduction of IT tools & systems, and in KPI-driven management of talent function. Experience in employer branding would be beneficial.
• Experience in managing senior stakeholders and consolidating their interests in a constructive way. Experience in driving change as the interface between business, supporting functions and employees.

• Social Competencies: Strong team player, collaborative, down to earth personality, diplomatic in style, decisive and pragmatic.
• Leadership Competencies: Executive communication/presence, shared leadership, living up to the strong values.
• Professional Competencies: Analytical skills and strength in conception, strategic and result-oriented thinking and acting, with a process focus and mindset.
• Personal Competencies: Learning agility and digital affinity.

Education and skills
• Degree in psychology or business administration and further training in sourcing, labour markets, management diagnostics, talent development, digital recruiting solutions. (Nice to have: Training in Design Thinking and SCRUM)
• Professional, near-native command of English language. Other languages are an asset.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Talent Management
  • Industry
    Industrial & Manufacturing
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1-10 Billion
  • Solid Report To
  • Potential upsides
    A great opportunity to work for a world-class medical devices manufacturers with a long tradition and outstanding reputation. Great exposure to the executive team and solid opportunity to make an impact throughout the organisation in a broad role. The chance to design and shape the talent strategy and execution.
  • Potential challenges
    Growing talent function, which demands strong strategic skills, ability to manage stakeholders and drive implementation in a hands-on, close-to-business manner.
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