Regional Talent Management & Development Lead


£ Competitive
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


The Regional Talent Management & Development Lead - GB&I (Talent Partner) will be responsible for developing the talent function within the most exciting, diverse and fastest-growing region within Dyson. They will report to the HR Director Europe and partner with the GB&I market leadership teams and HR Leadership teams to develop, retain, and move talent both within GB&I and across Dyson globally.


Leading Talent Management & Development for GB&I• Understand the business priorities and organisation capability needs; design, implement and embed a calendar of activities that will enable Dyson to manage and develop our talent• Develop business partner relationships with key stakeholders and managers across the markets to support on their business priorities such as planning team expansion, creating store training plans, developing Dyson culture and DNA in new markets• Develop strong relationships with the HR teams in each market to know the individuals and markets well• Develop strong relationships with Group Talent team to understand our polices and processes, best practice, new thinking and Dyson culture; to bring to GB&I as well as to share with Global teams
Talent Management• As part of the Global talent team, fully understand the Dyson talent management philosophy & principles • Support the markets in embedding a strong talent management approach• Partner with the European leadership and HR teams in each market to implement an annual process for talent reviews • Represent Europe at regular global talent discussions, ensuring flow of talent into/ out of European markets • Ensure that regular workshops and training takes place in each market; where necessary facilitate this training in partnership with the local HR team• Bring expertise and new thinking to our approach to managing talent• Ensure that each market, and across Europe as a whole, we have great data on our talent that we can use for business purposes, feeding this in to Group talent 
Talent Development• Identify top talent across the region and ensure each has a development plan and feature on the Dyson talent map• Oversee the development of key Dyson talent cohorts within Europe – including Early careers , Pioneers etc , representing Europe needs with these programmes• Support markets to build strong people management capability, pulling on the global resources available 
Succession Planning• Embed  and maintain a simple succession planning process and tool that can be implemented in each market and gives us visibility for critical role and key individuals• On an annual basis, work with the market HR teams and Reward team on the forecasting of resource needs to represent the internal flow of talent with the need to recruit new talent
Programmes & Training• Work with Group Talent colleagues to fully understand the suite of development and training programmes that exist across Dyson; Leading Dyson, Leading Leaders, Leading Others, Leading Self, Pioneers, Early Careers, and more.• Partner with Group Talent team when designing new initiatives to ensure the European markets are represented in terms of needs, culture and language requirements• Champion these programmes across the region - ensuring they are well attended by European colleagues and that there are mechanisms to bring the learning back into work• Work with colleagues in markets to embed Dyson’s performance approach – reinforcing a high performance culture • From time-to-time deliver training or facilitate workshops across the European markets including team development 
Culture • Role model the Dyson behaviours and develop the Dyson culture• Ensure Dyson behaviours are embedded in all Europe markets through appropriate interventions that meet cultural needs, including an inspiring and engaging induction/ onboarding experience • Support new markets to understand , live and breathe ‘Dyson DNA’ 
Process & Systems• Conduct an audit of the learning and development activities in place across Europe and partner with market teams to deliver improvements• Partner with Talent Acquisition to ensure a seamless candidate experience through recruitment to induction and onboarding
Team Player - fulfil other duties as required• Pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of your role• Identify problems and find solutions - Fix things that you can see need fixing• Demonstrate the value and impact of dedicated talent management and development expertise


This role requires a passionate, clear-thinking, tenacious, adventurous and robust recruiting leader. They will question accepted ways of doing things, defend a point of view, collaborate ceaselessly across the business and have a clear focus on getting things done. They will identify problems and solve them. They will meet hurdles and surmount them. Most importantly, they will execute with relentlessly high standards at all times, with the future business success of Dyson within Europe as their goal.

To accomplish all of the above successfully at Dyson, people invariably have the majority of the following personal traits:

  • Commitment to and belief in technology, design and engineering
  • Excellent commercial understanding and adept at getting under the skin of what makes Dyson and its people tick
  • Good consulting skills and proven judgement of people-based objectivity and intelligence


• Degree qualification ideally in a business or Human Resources related field

• Expertise in talent management and development, leadership development, L&D best practice

• Knowledge of relevant employment legislation, systems, policy and procedures

• Coaching and facilitation at senior levels  

• Previous experience in a regional role 

• Multi-lingual (ideally) - excellent English and local language capability

• Stand-alone role or working in a small team

• Working in a fast-paced team environment with high volume activities and changing priorities

• Familiar with a matrix-style management structure, with key stakeholders overseas, and a UK (or international) head-office

• Fast-paced, growing organization with entrepreneurial spirit

• Experience in retail ideal


• Professional, articulate and well-presented

• Confident, calm and influential within the business

• Able to build strong relationships with all stakeholders

• Consultancy and coaching skills

• Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, balanced with a team ethos

• Results-driven, takes satisfaction from achieving goals

• Displays diplomacy and empathy with excellent listening skills

• Understands and works well with cultural diversity

• Able to communicate in a succinct and engaging manner in emails, letters, policies and presentations

• Able to see the big picture and connect-the-dots

• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise/re-prioritise workload

• Can do approach, attention to detail with strong problem-solving capability

• Resilience


To be confirmed based upon location

Posted: 13 March 2019