Living Goods - Global Director, Talent Management & Capability Jobs in Uganda

Living Goods - Global Director, Talent Management & Capability Jobs in Uganda

The Opportunity

  • To support our ambitious goals, we seek an expert in talent management, someone with a strong-track record of strengthening talent systems, to join our team in the newly created role of Director of Talent Management.

  • This role has responsibility for the design and implementation of an integrated Talent Management strategy for Living Goods to ensure overall achievement of organizational goals while ensuring that we have what it takes to be fit for the future.

  • You will develop and drive global best-practice in the disciplines of talent management to develop leaders as well as employees to meet the current and future needs of Living Goods: talent acquisition; leadership, management and employee development; performance management; succession planning; talent assessment; and tools/processes/metrics/analytics.

  • The ideal candidate will be innovative and capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. As Living Goods has been in operation for just over 10 years, the incumbent will wear a creative hat to build systems, structures, policies and importantly, manager capability to execute talent management programs. Travel is estimated at 25% to effectively serve our global and country operations, the latter being in Kenya and Uganda.

    Your Charge

    Talent Management:

  • Thought Leadership & Introduction of Best Practices,

  • Policy & Process Development and Cascade,

  • Facilitation and Enablement of Implementation,

  • Measurement & Reporting.

    Key Accountabilities and Decision Ownership:

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Lead the design and implementation of an integrated global talent sourcing strategy.

  • Lead workforce planning strategies by analyzing and advising on short and long-term workforce requirements.

  • Enable shaping of a future-fit organization by ensuring quality of hires. Influence and partner with senior leadership in making the right hiring decision. Responsible for the hiring of C-Suite/Senior leadership.

  • Design and implement world class recruiting processes, systems and policies.

  • Develop and manage Talent Acquisition reports, dashboards and metrics.

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert on behalf of Living Goods for Employer Branding, Employee Value Proposition, diversity and providing Living Goods with best practices that include a digital agenda, external benchmarks and innovative solutions

  • Build talent acquisition capability across the People & Culture teams & line managers.

  • Lead and manage country talent acquisition teams.

    Succession Planning

  • Lead the global organization-wide succession planning process to build bench strength to meet current and future business needs. Work with HRBPs & senior leaders to prepare individuals for future roles.

  • Develop integrated talent strategies to address talent gaps (6 Bs).

  • Continuously review assessment tools to ensure that they meet best practice standards and business needs.

    Leadership Development

  • Conceptualize and design Leadership Development programs that cut across all levels (Global Leadership, Country Leadership, Managers & Supervisors) ensuring global best practices are reviewed and adopted locally

  • Develop programs to strengthen Living Goods leaders’ ability to align, drive and develop top performing teams through development of a Leadership Development platform and supporting HR Business Partners in offering the best sparring and coaching to the business leaders they support

  • Subject Matter Expert for leadership assessments, coaching, mentorship and
    other leadership related initiatives

  • Lead robust development planning ensuring that a cohort of key leaders are developed to take on larger roles to meet succession needs

  • Research latest development in management, leadership and organization development areas and keep abreast to serve as a subject matter expert and consult to organization regarding critical people issues.

    Organization Capability Development

  • In partnership with Country HRBPs and senior leaders,

  • Facilitate organizational reviews to identify functional development needs through a structured approach

  • Drive the development of functional capability building frameworks

  • Create functional capability development plans ensuring alignment with overall organizational strategies

  • Design global talent development/feeder programs (Graduate Programs, Internship, etc.)

  • Develop organizational training platforms and tools. Manage knowledge capture and establish a credible digitized learning

  • Evaluate and maintain functional skill/competency models that facilitate the assessment of employees and drive related development planning

  • Develop a framework for career pathing for critical roles

    Performance Management

  • Responsible for ensuring that the performance management process design and it’s implementation is clearly aligned to the achievement of business results. Incumbent partners closely with leadership teams to continuously review and ensure alignment of objectives, methodology, measures/KPIs across Living Goods.

  • Develop programs and initiatives to ensure that managers and employees possess the capability to ensure a consistent and high-quality Performance Management process that ensures the achievement of organizational goals.


  • HR Business Partnership to the LG Global Team.
    Employer Branding, EVP, Values and Culture.

  • HR for HR – building P&C team capabilities in Talent Management.

  • COVID-19 Preparedness and Response.

    Core Competencies, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong performance track record specialized within Organizational Development, Talent Management and Learning on both the strategic and facilitative level.

  • Experience working broadly as an HR Business Partner thereby understanding from within what it takes to drive HR initiatives as a true partner to the business.

  • Ability to effectively demonstrate capabilities as a Leadership Coach, Performance Consultant and Talent Director.

  • Astute at translating organizational strategy into talent development plans.

  • An independent thinker, capable of functional conceptualizing, possesses strong organization skills, client focus and orientation.

  • Recognized strong communicator with positive influential interpersonal skills; ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical terms to all levels of audience.

  • Knowledge and practical experience working in Africa is essential, preferably across geographies.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

  • At least 10 years in talent and capability. Management experience of at least 5 years' gained in a best-practice environment.

  • Certified Professional from recognized institutions.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Living Goods - Global Director, Talent Management & Capability Jobs in Uganda

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