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Talent Development Associate Manager


Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials.
Chicago - USA


To ensure that Dyson Americas is developing a high performance culture with strong leaders at all levels of the organization.  To implement programs and processes that identify, build, and reinforce key Dyson behaviors and competencies to reach current and future needs of the growing business. The Talent Development Associate Manager will orchestrate and execute talent management programs, strategies, and processes for Dyson Americas. This role will report to the Talent Partner who is responsible for the regional Talent agenda. The Talent Development Associate Manager will focus heavily on program managing and executing initiatives that support the Talent strategy.


Support a comprehensive People Development Strategy, focused primarily on Early Careers and Emerging Leaders
  • Program manage and deliver complex People projects from planning to execution – starting with Early Careers and Emerging Leaders with a willingness to stretch into Leadership Development as needed
  • Work with the Talent Partner and People Enablement team to understand emerging talent needs, especially at the Early Careers and Emerging Leaders level
  • Support the implementation of programs to support emerging needs – this could include program management, scheduling, communications, facilitation, measurement, and similar program management activities
  • Recommend and implement strategies to drive application of the People Development Strategy across the business
  • Keep cross functional and global teams aware of Talent program progress, barriers, and next steps
Support a holistic approach to Development, Talent Management and Succession Planning:
  • Support tailored talent development programs required to meet the needs identified within the talent review and succession planning processes
  • Recommend ways to convey the cohesive Talent Development story across the Americas region
Explore models to build sustainable organizational capability through identifying, classifying, and managing the core competencies that Dyson people need to excel
  • Support the development of global leadership and organizational competencies
  • Identify competency gaps and measure bench strength to assist with career planning
Fulfill other duties as required
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Excitement for program management, and owning core initiatives from planning, administration, and execution
  • Think outside of the box, identifying problems and opportunities for improvement
  • Balance between idea generation and execution


Experience and Education
  • Bachelors degree required; Advanced degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology or related field strongly preferred
  • 3 years of HR experience, 1 of which would preferably be in a planning and execution capacity for people/organizational development programs
  • Subject matter expertise in at least 2 of the following: 1) Program management 2) People development methodologies; 3) Implementing a variety of development initiatives from Early Careers to Leadership Development; 4) Employee retention and engagement strategies
  • Experience with stakeholder management in a matrix environment strongly preferred
Skills and Competencies
  • Highly organized, friendly, positive attitude, solution oriented, clear and concise communicator, strong problem solving skills, not afraid to speak up, confronts problems head on, confident to ask questions to fully understand the situation and task at hand.
  • Outstanding project management and process design abilities.
  • Must be resourceful and able to align and execute strategic and operational goals as well as build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.  
  • Demonstrated success designing, evaluating and recommending improvements to organizational infrastructures that result in measurable improvements and achievement of specific business objectives. 
  • Outstanding collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage through change in a team-oriented culture.
  • Applies system thinking — how does this impact other people, functions and the business.
  • Ability to multitask, be hands on and dive deep as needed, perform under pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Can do attitude, passionate, motivated, creative and flexible – willing to roll up sleeves and dive in to get the job done.
  • While this role primarily focuses on program management of initiatives, this role could be suited for a program manager who wants to develop facilitation skills over time.
  • As a global business, it will be important for this person to be excited and able to work across time zones as needed – domestic and international travel may be required from time to time.


As a global technology company, we have ambitious plans for the future! How we reward you is more than just salary and bonus.  It is linked to our high performance culture. It promotes an engaged workforce through a package of financial and lifestyle benefits. Dyson full-time benefits include:
  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision, Dental
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Competitive Salary Plus Bonus Incentive Plan
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401K with up to a 4% match (potential additional 2% discretionary contribution)
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please send an email to
Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.