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Senior Talent Development & Employee Engagement Manager, Asia Sourcing & HK RSS

Ralph Lauren
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
20 Feb 2024

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Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
To improve employee performance by providing diverse, digital, and forward-looking training based on the RL Success Drivers. The role will deliver Talent Development programs, following the global strategy and adapting to local needs. The role will also be responsible for Employee Engagement and DE&I activities. The role will require working in partnership with Global Talent Development and other business partners.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Talent Development
* Enable business success by unlocking individual potential, fostering growth, and building diverse teams through talent development, agile ways of working and authentic employee experiences
* Works with People Partners to follow the Global Talent Development plan - gives advice, help on top talent development actions, tools and help to grow employees Delivers and facilitates RL Learning Academy programs to meet individual and organizational needs as identified and agreed with Business Partners, outsourcing externally where necessary and supporting management and delivery as required
* Scales talent development to meet the needs of team and business
* Adheres to the Talent Development Principles
* Utilizes created tools as part of the Talent Development plan which support the growth of our employees and the RL Employee Experience
* Conducts regular training needs analysis for individuals, team and business areas, working with Global Talent Development Design and People partners
* Manages learning metrics, evaluation and sustainability for talent development and manages the local budget
* Champions the Learning Management System and associated systems that support Talent Development across the region.
* Identify the most appropriate way to deliver training on a case-by-case basis e.g. super user, e-learning, face-to-face, virtual classrooms, outsourcing etc
* Prepares viable budget proposals on an annual basis in line with the Global Talent Development Strategy, and throughout the year monitors and regularly reports on expenditure
* Creates and maintains appropriate evaluation and recording processes, reporting regularly on individual and organizational progress and performance as agreed with Business Partners
* Organizes the delivery of Talent Development programs, online, venues, logistics, transport accommodation as required to achieve efficient training attendance and delivery
* Works closely with Global Talent Development Design teams to leverage content and delivery locally
* Supports the Company's Pathway to Growth process
* Embed the company's core values into programs design to ensure our culture is understood and embedded in way of working
* Achieves established KPIs - Increases or maintains employee engagement survey dimensions for 'Learning', 'My Manager supports my learning' and hours of learning per employee across region. Ensures development ties to overall Talent Strategy and Calendar. Employee Engagement & DE&I
* Create and manage a communication calendar
* Establish a regular cadence of consolidated business updates
* Provide communication support for strategic business and company-wide initiatives
* Plan and organize staff engagement events and activities
* Provide activities plan and calendar for other countries to follow and align across regions
* Act as a DE&I advocate. Partner with DE&I team on strategy and Employee Impact Groups across regions to ensure DE&I policies, procedure, training and programs are in place across regions to create an inclusive working environment

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), or Learning/Talent Development certification
* Experience in leading Talent or Learning Development for business areas including needs analysis, design, delivering and evaluation of development interventions
* Champions diversity and inclusion - in all forms and across all dimensions
* Embodies the RL Success Drivers, Culture Focus Areas (CFAs) of the RL Brand
* Proven ability to manage multiple talent development interventions and strong capability to learn delivery and scaled deployment of new talent development interventions
* Ability to manage changing priorities, highly effective in dealing with ambiguity
* Capable to communicate at all levels in a clear and concise manner
* Able to balance working independently as well as in a collaborative team environment in a fast-paced energetic culture
* Strong verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, and customer service skills
* Demonstrate great judgment, care, respect and professional courtesy
* Strong computer skills: Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and familiarity with Learning Management systems.
* Proficiency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin


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