Program Manager Talent & Leadership Development

Program Manager Talent & Leadership Development

secteur d'activité Corporate functions emplacement Veghel, Netherlands. Type de contrat Full time

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 3.7 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 10.1 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 13 of the world’s top 20. More than 39 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies. In addition, many of the largest global e-commerce players and distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.

The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 7500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of 1.6 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past seven decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.

The company plans to double its size in the next 5 years as it has done in the last 5 years.

Vanderlande’s ability to serve clients arises from a broad platform of information, services and relationships across the globe, in combination with strong capabilities at the country and business line level.  A key part of the platform is an integrated approach to talent development aligned with their business strategy.  A key component of this strategy is the establishment of the Vanderlande Academy

Centre of Expertise Learning & Leadership

Learning & Leadership is a global organization for all People Development. The vehicle is the Vanderlande Academy with its purpose is to empower high performing, skilled and dedicated people to aspire to new heights, enjoy personal growth and thrive on achievement. Learning & Leadership is part of the CoE Talent & Learning which includes Global Talent Acquisition and Global Talent Management to provide an integrated talent lifecycle.  

Learning & Leadership is a global organization, in 3 regions; North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. In addition to the regional teams, we have 3 global teams: Learning Solutions, Talent & Leadership and Program Management & Execution. It consists of an international team with over 25 dedicated colleagues. This team works closely together with the Vanderlande Business Leaders, our global HR Business Partners and People Services. team, employees and a variety of trainers in- and outside of Vanderlande.

The Program Manager Talent & Leadership Development is a critical role within our People First Strategy in developing the Next Generation Talent & Leaders who bring Vanderlande to the future. In this role you design and deliver leadership development journeys and program. You work closely together with the our Learning Consultants, Talent Management team and HR community. You determine needs and implement plans to address the learning needs of our managers. In this role you are responsible for scoping and design, development, project managing, implementing, vendor selection and measuring impact of leadership development initiatives.

The Role

Reporting to the Global Head of Learning & Leadership, the Program Manager Talent & Leadership Development:

  • Partner with Global Learning Consultants, HR Business Partners and People Services to identify needs that leverage the core of our leadership development programs, frameworks and other best practices to help leaders to get the best out of their people.

  • Align and partner with Talent Management on development needs analysis and translating them into development opportunities (e.g., talent acceleration programs, traineeships, etc.)

  • Program manage Talent & Leadership initiatives in line with the learning process. Plan, monitor and deliver (in partnership with People Services) excellent outcomes within timelines.

  • (Re-)design and update the Leadership Development architecture and curriculum in alignment to the Global Leadership Competency Framework

  • Collaborate with stakeholders and/or managers to secure resources, scope efforts, set project priorities, milestones, and drive delivery to meet deadlines to meet program goals.

  • Work with, lead and coach colleagues within regional People Services to ensure alignment with best practices, processes and technology.

  • Manage and partner with external partners and preferred suppliers to shape, customize and implement learning and development strategies.

  • Lead the establishment of communities of practice in key topics identified as important for client groups or partner with existing communities of practice within Vanderlande.

  • Implement measures to measure the impact and effectiveness of learning solutions delivered

  • Provide domain expertise and thought leadership in best practices regarding talent & leadership development. Ensuring Global consistency and local relevance.

The Person

Having seen, designed and delivered the latest and greatest in terms on talent & leadership development. You are a seasoned professional that brings a fresh view on accelerated talent & leadership development. An entrepreneurial self-starter who thrives in a fast‐paced environment. You have a strong drive to win and with an assertiveness to challenge the status quo. You are able to build strong relationships and build bridges across the (HR) organization. You are an instinctive collaborator who provides a safe base, values teamwork and the input of others. You have a proactive can-do mentality and are able to balance conceptual thinking with pragmatism and delivering results. You maintain a helicopter view while leveraging your excellent project management and organizational skills.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master degree in Organizational Sciences, I&O Psychology or Human Resource Development

  • 8+ years’ progressive experience in organizational learning and development in complex (technical) multinational context. Experience in consultancy is a pre.

  • Excellent consultancy, influencing, communication and project and stakeholder management skills. Strong collaboration through servant leadership with a commercial mindset.

  • Excellent English on near-native level is essential to be successful.

  • Assertive, flexible, proactive, tenacious, cultural intelligence.

  • The position will be based in Veghel, the Netherlands.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…

Our Offer

This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself.

Besides your salary, we offer you the following:

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training possibilities

  • Travel compensation

  • Collective Pension and insurance

Your application

If the role of Program Manager Talent & Leadership Development appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak (Senior Recruiter) on +31 413 49 30 24


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