Talent Development Manager


To develop and implement Learning and Talent Development strategies and initiatives within the organisation to ensure optimal organisational performance and sustainability.
Key Performance Areas include:


  • Develop and implement the Talent Management strategy to strengthen functional and management capability across organisation
  • Identify learning requirements through a credible learning needs analysis process and compile an organisational learning plan
  • Provide guidance regarding learning and development practices, policies and procedures to managers and employees
  • Develop, maintain and produce learning and development status reports and statistical information
  • Ensure integration of learning and development initiatives to talent management (e.g. competency model, performance management, succession planning and career management)
  • Evaluate and monitor the development and effectiveness of learning and development initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with the skill development related legislation and regulations, including fulfilling SDF functions
  • Continuously benchmark and align organisational learning strategy to best practice, including digitilisation and readiness for the fourth industrial revolution.


  • Develop and maintain talent development strategies and initiatives that drive effectiveness and efficiency in the organisation
  • Provides talent development support to HR and business leadership
  • Partners with HRBP in building capabilities for driving the implementation of a high-performance culture
  • Leads the talent management process and collaborate with the HRBP and Divisional management on implementation of development and succession plans
  • Oversee talent reviews and implementation of action plans and retention strategies in order to effectively build a talent pipeline for leadership and critical positions
  • Offering Talent Management advisory and implementation services to line managers and HR Business Partners to ensure the integration of best practice methods to relevant talent solutions
  • Continually assessing the competitiveness of all talent programs and practices against comparable entities and sectors.
  • Implement systems to evaluate effectiveness of learning interventions


  • Manage the Learning and Talent Development team
  • Coaches and performance manage the team
  • Manages the development of the team
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned or may be necessary to enable the effectiveness of the Talent Management strategy


  • Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Industrial Psychology or equivalent
  • 7 – 10 years’ experience in L&D, Talent Development or OD
  • Minimum 3 years leading an L&D, Talent Development or OD function
  • Experience in designing talent and development solutions
  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to work effectively with senior stakeholders
  • Proven track record of delivering results on time and on budget
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Agile and comfortable with change – a can-do attitude
  • Strong team player who can adapt quickly to changing requirements
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written and interpersonal communications, and proven effective instructor and facilitator
  • Demonstrated ability to, collaborate, influence and gain commitment at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in developing e-learning and development of blended learning solutions
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple project simultaneously
  • Self-driven, energetic, creative and strong ability to prioritise


  • Legislative Framework (SAQA requirements, Skills development statutory requirements) knowledge
  • Root Cause /Need Analysis skills
  • Research skills
  • Solution Design skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management skills (Intermediate)
  • Coaching skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Reporting skills

Desired Skills:

  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Organisational Development
  • Learning and Talent Development strategies
  • Talent Effectiveness
  • Legislative Framework
  • designing talent and development solutions

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Masters

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