Director Of People Development Job in Denmark
Hempel , Denmark

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1 Job
Posted on
Jan 2, 2021
Last Date
Feb 27, 2021

Job Description

Have an appetite for all aspects of people development on a global scale? And do you have ambitions to be the key player in building capabilities for an ambitious growth journey? Join us on our journey, shaping a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions and towards doubling Hempel by 2025

It is a new season and we are embarking on a significant step-change in our growth ambitions. With our new strategy, Double Hempel, our ambition is to double Hempel’s revenue by 2025 through both organic growth and mergers or acquisitions. We cannot do this without developing world-class capabilities within all our core functions, attracting the right talents and ensuring a strong talent pipeline for our continued growth. Hempel People Development will be a key enabler of our strategy because it is our people that will make our ambitions become our future reality.

You will be leading ‘People Development’; a centre of excellence function anchoring all people development processes that mirror the full employee lifecycle. This includes our approach to attracting and onboarding talents, developing and delivering learning programmes to build functional and leadership capabilities and with solutions that are both face2face and virtual for scalability. Finally, you will drive our talent development agenda with talent and succession processes and talent programme to support the accelerated development of our high potential talents.

The team is a recent merger of the two independent teams; Hempel Academy and Talent Management. Going forward, the team will be the anchor for all people development globally across Hempel. The team currently includes 11 colleagues but we are looking to add capabilities particularly within content development and digital solutions. You will be part of our People & Culture Management team and report directly to the Chief People and Culture Officer. You will of course also collaborate closely with our segments and our People & Culture colleagues across our regions to ensure maximum impact and collaboration for the benefit of Hempel overall.

Here’s some of the other things you can look forward to

This position is a key role in the organisation with global exposure. The scope of responsibilities will focus on:

Development and delivery of strategic people capability initiatives (both face2face learning as well as eLearning) with focus on functional and leadership capabilities needed to deliver our Double Impact strategy

Talent programme development and delivery

Talent management processes and activities

People development processes and activities

Ad-hoc participation or lead of projects driven across our People & Culture function

You will have the opportunity to travel but you will work out of Lyngby, Denmark (greater Copenhagen Area) for a significant share of your time. For the right candidate outside Denmark, relocation assistance would be provided.

Job Specification

What are we looking for?

You have 10+ years of people development experience and significant leadership experience and you have been used to working and collaborating across a matrix organisation, preferably in a global organisation. You have past experience with building and delivering high quality learning programmes with a significant return on investment. You might hold a Master or equivalent in a relevant field.

In order to succeed in this position you need to:

Be forward-looking and driven in your ambitions to build world-class development and talent solutions

Be unafraid to dig into the work yourself and be willing to go the extra mile to support your team and your colleagues in delivering together

Be an exemplary leader for your team; practice what we preach to our frontline leaders

Juggle multiple priorities and stakeholders, evaluating when to push forward and also when to hold back due to other priorities

Demonstrate a high level of independent judgment and proactivity

Be a trusted sparring partner to the Chief People & Culture Officer and your colleagues on the People & Culture Management team

A good communicator in English, both verbal and written, with executive presence and the ability to influence across functions and at all levels of an organisation

Global career possibilities

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.


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