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Date:  16-Jul-2022

New York, US London, GB Dordrecht, NL Pune, IN Berlin, DE

Company:  Springer Nature Group

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Join our global team of Talent and Performance experts 

Exciting opportunities are available in our Centres of Expertise for Talent Development and People Learning as part of an overall transformation in Springer Nature’s HR team.  

Release your creative potential and make your mark in developing and executing innovative global Talent, Learning and Performance Solutions to support our  people strategy and engage our people in their desire to grow professionally and develop their careers with us. 

Currently we are looking for a Global Talent Solutions Manager (CoE Talent Development)


Location(s):  flexible (primary: US, UK)


Purpose of the role

The Global Talent Solutions Manager plays a key role in s the definition and governance of global Talent Development solutions, processes and standards.  They take the lead on delivering and executing global talent development concepts, strategies and programmes to support the SN People strategy and act as a subject matter expert to the CoE client groups.
The role involves close collaboration and regular interaction with the CoE People Learning, the Talent and Performance Business Partners and wider HR.



  • Development and implementation of strategies to foster a culture that supports talent development in Springer Nature
  • Design and implement specific talent development solutions from concept to delivery to help develop talent across the organisation and support career development
  • This role will have a specific focus on managing stakeholder engagement on existing and new concepts and the  design and implementation of new talent development solutions for delivery 
  • Project manage talent development programs from identification of need through to delivery, including managing timelines and budgets, consulting, coordinating and communicating with relevant stakeholders
  • Effectively manage relationships with external suppliers on Talent Development projects
  • Act as a consultant and specialist to CoE client groups providing guidance on how to analyse talent development needs and build tailored solutions
  • In line with the people strategy, drives talent engagement practices and communications on specific initiatives to foster understanding, sharing of experiences and awareness of career development opportunities across Springer Nature, keeping talent development front of mind for employees and managers
  • Empower Managers and Leaders to fully take up their responsibility for the career development of their teams
  • Use data analytics and reporting to drive future thinking, improvements and demonstrate success
  • Takes ownership for the end-to-end delivery of global Talent Development solutions (only where the CoE has the E-2-E responsibility) incl. the close collaboration with and involvement of other CoEs, divisional Talent & Performance Business Partners and wider HR to deliver these end-to-end solutions
  • Is a specialist in the delivery of their process responsibility, nonetheless acts as an integrated thinker and team player
  • Collaborates with the CoE lead and the CoE team on the development and overall implementation of the Talent strategy solutions, in line with the business/people strategy
  • Proactive in keeping uptodate in trends/research  in Talent Development and continuously developing topic expertise.  Is committed to own personal  development



  • Experience and demonstrable interest and passion for Talent Development
  • Understanding and experience of working in a complex matrix organisation
  • Understanding and experience of working in global HR and Talent & Performance teams
  • Broad and deep experience of developing and implementing organisation wide Talent Development solutions 
  • Experience in working across a multicultural environment
  • Experience in project management and managing budgets
  • Experience of working in a multi tasked fast paced environment
  • Experience of leading behavioural change
  • Experience of influencing stakeholders at a senior level, including Directors, VPs and MDs 



  • Broad and deep knowledge of Talent Development solutions
  • Ability to think about Talent Development strategically and able to translate organisational needs into concepts and develop and execute the solution
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills are essential, with the ability to support and challenge people in senior roles
  • Strong negotiating and presentation skills - both verbal and written
  • Ability to use data, metrics and evidence to inform and drive solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Project Management skills, detail oriented and highly organised
  • Ability to work effectively in a pressurised environment
  • Proactive attitude; self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills and resilience
  • Demonstrable awareness of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Google suite, Microsoft office applications and ability to use a Learning Management system.
  • Additional languages besides proficiency in English are desirable (preferably German and/or Spanish)
  • Demonstrate commitment to develop self and continuously develop topic expertise in Talent Development  



  • Ideally educated to Bachelor’s degree or higher in related discipline and/or HR or Talent Management related qualification or have equivalent experience


Your application should include: 

  • A cover letter that conveys your interest and motivation for the role (max 300 words / .pdf)
  • A CV which should include a brief account of your accomplishments and of other relevant experience

At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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