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Leadership Academy Manager

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-3249

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Who we are
We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.
To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations. We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together.

What we are looking for in you
Are you a learning professional capable of driving agile and empowered culture by nurturing and developing the Servant Leaders of the future through Leadership and Talent Development Programmes? We are seeking a colleague with substantial leadership and talent development experience in complex organizations across diverse markets and cultures. The purpose of this role is to strategically align and enhance the leadership capabilities through the design, development, delivery and effectiveness measurement of best practice business leadership and talent development programmes and practices that will strengthen our leadership bench strength and create a robust talent pipeline to meet our current and future needs.

What you’ll do & what you need to succeed
• In collaboration with the Group Learning and Development Manager, People Partners, Talent Management, and business stakeholders, initiate, develop, and implement Leadership and Talent Development strategies across the business.
• Design and implement Leadership and Talent Development frameworks, programmes, and activities to position the Leadership Academy, and Chalhoub University overall, as a strategic partner in developing leaders of the future for the Group.
• In line with the Group strategy, Behaviours for Success, employee & business unit needs and industry best practices, design and deliver best in class Talent Development interventions to support the talent readiness and mobility in line with Job Families and Career pathways.
• Develop internal individual and team coaching capabilities through identifying and developing internal coaching framework and necessary talent, building, and sustaining the internal coach pool to serve various levels of leadership.
• Evaluate the effectiveness, relevance, and impact of the programmes, for continuous improvement as well as making recommendations to enhance the Group’s Talent identification, development, and retention


• Regularly and proactively provide Leadership & Talent development analytics regarding trends/best practices internationally and regionally.
• Support the Chalhoub University and wider People and Culture teams in embedding digital DNA in the Leadership and Talent population of the Group.
• Identify and use innovative L&D methods and tools to activate team building and development initiatives to achieve long-term business goals.
• Build collaborative working relationships with key business stakeholders, subject matter experts and HR team members to embed Leadership and Talent Development into the Company culture, across the markets and functions.
• Offer comprehensive internal Leadership and Talent Development consultancy service to senior management, key business stakeholders and People Partner teams.
• Implement and enhance Group’s executive education strategy and policy in partnership with the current and potential best in class business schools.
• MBA or Master’s Degree in HR/Business/Psychology/ Education/ Learning & Development
• Internationally recognised coaching and assessment certifications
• Be an expert in the curation of appropriate content for digital and in-person delivery, well versed in the use of LMS or LXP, or software systems eg articulate storyline, Rise 360.

What we can offer you
With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.
We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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