Senior Manager Talent Development

Düsseldorf, Germany
17 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
Human Resources
Full Time
PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. Our brand portfolio includes the iconicCALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER, as well as a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

One of PVH's greatest strengths is our people, and our collective desire to create an inclusive workplace environment where every individual is valued and every voice is heard. Our culture is grounded in our company's values and we are cultivating an environment of inclusion, belonging and equity for all to build a better workplace, drive innovation in the marketplace and create positive impacts in our communities. We strive to be an employer of choice to drive fashion forward - for good.

The head office for the DACH and EEC markets which include 13 countries with more than 2600 employees is located in Duesseldorf and home to around 500 employees.

The Senior Manager Talent Development (m/f/x) is responsible to drive talent development activities in-line with the talent development strategy across the region. Key responsibilities are a need-based learning and development portfolio for all our associates, development programs for key talent groups and people leads as well as talent management practices such as the annual performance review cycle and career progression approach. Moreover, you will define and implement standardized approaches, tools and processes to evolve talent development practices together with the team. You will work closely with colleagues from the own team who are talent development enthusiasts and passionate trainers, our HR Business Partners and co-creators from the business.

A day in the life of a Senior Manager Talent Development (m/f/x):
  • Talent development offering: You will drive a talent development offering that provides exciting talent development measures to our associates while meeting business requirements and ensure associates can develop their talent at its best
  • Subject matter expert: You will be the subject matter expert for talent development topics such as development programs, career paths, training offers, the performance and development cycle and leadership development
  • Concept and planning: You will conceptualize and design talent development measures and define roll-out approaches
  • Change management: You will accelerate the implementation of innovative talent development measures through focused change management activities and communication
  • System champion: You will be the Workday champion for talent development processes and responsibilities
  • Networking: You will build a strong network throughout the organization to understand the business, current needs and challenges
  • Vendor management: You will engage with external vendors to take make-or-buy decisions for our development offering
  • Continuous improvement: You will continuously improve talent development measures by identifying and evaluating relevant KPI and taking necessary action
  • Strategic direction: You will identify talent development needs in the organization and contribute to the talent development strategy
  • Budget management: You will take over talent development budget responsibility and match spend against budget

What do we need from you? You have:
  • A university degree, post-secondary education or post graduate diploma in human resources, psychology, social science, labor law or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience within HR, thereof at least 3 years of experience in talent development
  • Professional experience in an international context and large-scale, innovative organizations
  • In-depth knowledge of talent development approaches and concepts
  • The ability to conceptualize and design from scratch
  • An independent working style and the ability to dive into new topics autonomously
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Project management and change management skills
  • Experience in the moderation of meetings, workshops and trainings
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Fluent language skills in German and English (written/spoken); Polish, Czech or Croatian (would be a plus)

What you can expect from us:
  • The possibility to work from our beautiful head office which is located at the famous Medienhafen in the heart of Duesseldorf
  • A hybrid smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
  • We foster a culture of development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH university
  • Multiple employee benefits such as employee discounts, mobility offers, internal sports classes and other well-being initiatives
  • During covid-19 crisis the health and safety remains a top priority for PVH. We have issued guidelines and implemented measures for a healthy work environment that we carefully monitor and adapt.

PVH is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.