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Senior Talent Management Partner, EMEA


Netherlands - Amsterdam 2 Office

About Us

Dyson is a global technology company with a unique philosophy - to solve problems that others ignore. It transforms every category it enters with radical and iconic re-inventions that work, perform and look very different. Dyson’s culture is unique; dynamic, inventive, technology-obsessed and decidedly un-corporate. The mindset is geared to constant change and Dyson’s pace brings constant challenge. It’s not easy or comfortable, but it’s this way of working that drives performance. Dyson suits people with the courage and resilience to find their own way, spotting opportunities where others don’t, and having the self-belief to persevere where others give up. “Good enough” isn’t good enough. Experiences are more important than experience. And attitude counts as much as aptitude.

Our EMEA region is diverse, fast-changing, and an exciting place to work. Spanning from MEA and our emerging markets, to the UK, France and Germany where Dyson have been established for over two decades, this region is at the heart of Dyson's history, and an engine for it's growth. As a region, we have offices in 16 countries and operations in more than 25. Our market teams are responsible for taking Group strategy, applying their local expertise and experience, and delivering world-class products and service to our owners. From digital to supply chain, marketing to finance, the EMEA teams work together to learn from each other’s' strengths, share successes, and constantly reinvent and transform Dyson's presence on their countries


About the Role

Senior Talent Management 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 EMEA and partner with the European market leadership teams and HR Leadership teams to develop, retain, and move talent both within EMEA and across Dyson globally.

They will also have a functional reporting line to the Global Head of Talent based either in Malmesbury or Singapore and will be a part of the Global Talent team.

This person will travel across the region to build trusted working relationships with key business stakeholder, and HR teams.

Key Responsibilities

Leading Talent Management & Development for EMEA

  • 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 EMEA as well as to share EMEA with Global teams

Talent Management

  • Partner with the EMEA n leadership and HR teams in each market to implement an annual process for talent reviews
  • Represent EMEA at regular global talent discussions, ensuring flow of talent into/ out of EMEA 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 EMEA as a whole, we have great data on our talent that we can use for business purposes, feeding this into Group talent

Talent Development

  • Oversee the development of key Dyson talent cohorts within EMEA – including Early careers , Pioneers etc , representing EMEA 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

  • 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

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

About You

This role requires a passionate, clear-thinking, tenacious, adventurous and robust recruiting leader with EMEA experience. 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

Key Competencies

  • 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  
  • Minimum 8 years’ career experience with 5 years in a similar role  
  • Previous experience in a regional role /HRBP and in EMEA markets  
  • Multi-lingual (ideally) - excellent English and local language capability 
  • Familiar with a matrix-style management structure, with key stakeholders overseas
  • Experience in retail ideal
  • Professional, articulate and well-presented 
  • Confident, calm and influential within the business 
  • Able to build strong relationships with all stakeholders 
  • 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  

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.