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Sr. Director, Capability Development & Talent Management

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Location Waltham, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-027346

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Talent Management

  • Directly leads the Talent Reviews, Talent Assessment Strategy, Talent Sharing Framework, Coaching & Mentoring Interventions and Succession Planning processes for the organization. The jobholder is required to design, review and translate strategies/ frameworks/ policies to implementable processes, aimed at lifting the overall performance and quality of the talent pool, not only to sustain business as usual, but to also build up the leadership pipeline for the future.

  • Designs and implements integrated talent management solutions all aspects of Talent Management touch points across COE’s.

  • Implement the annual talent review and high potential identification process and analyze talent movements and progression to improve talent retention and development.

  • Drive the Critical Role review process and implement development of succession candidates. Analyze pipeline strength, identify issues and recommend interventions to further strengthen and deepen bench strength.

  • Build and lead an enterprise-wide talent and succession planning process to ensure a consistent bench of talent is in place for senior leadership and other priority areas across PerkinElmer.

  • Contribute to a culture where learning, coaching and delivering consistent feedback lead to positive impact and results. Architect and drive an ongoing "talent dialogue" with leaders including the processes and how to do this in conversations

  • Create the space for our Talent Management approach to be the vanguard for Inclusion, Diversity and Global Mobility.

Organization Development

  • Provides thought leadership and actively seek opportunities to design, develop and deploy enterprise-wide practices, processes and tools in support of performance management, competency models, feedback/assessment, career management & change management.

  • Assesses OD needs of operating, business and functional units. Plans and leads short- and long-term planning for OD programs.

Learning & Capability Development

  • Oversees the Capability Development Pillar and along with the team responsible for the creation, implementation, and improvement of all business-wide capability assessment and learning efforts.

  • Oversees the design and development of learning content and materials that incorporate adult learning and instructional design principles for PerkinElmer Learning Center, Product Academy and Any Time Learning solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • 15+ years of experience in Talent management, Learning and Development with ability to work with senior stakeholders, acting as a trusted expert in the field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large global HR programs

  • HR Business Partner experience a plus

  • Experienced leveraging contemporary talent management frameworks, practices and tools

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strategic and creative thinking to help build Talent and Capability Development strategy

  • Able to adapt facilitation style to engage audiences across a spectrum of levels, functions, and needs

  • Specialized experience in Organization Effectiveness, Job levelling/ Staff Structure processes, will be an added advantage.

  • Understanding of / experience in Talent acquisition will be a plus.

  • Preference to candidates in Eastern time zone


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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