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VAC4458 - Talent Development - UAE National

Division Human Resources
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 26-Nov-2020
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

We make sure cargo keeps moving so people have the things they need, when they need them, helping economies grow and nations prosper. It’s an important job, and one that requires smart, proud, passionate people working all across the world – people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. We foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and respect. Our global workforce is made up of 45,000 people with over 110 different nationalities who bring their experience and expertise together, allowing us to be a global leader.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
About the Role

Increase the Talent bench strength in DP World by creating and implementing impactful Talent Management development programmes and practices aligned with DP World’s mission, vision and Founder’s Principles.

Manage and deliver talent development solutions for people at all levels, with a primary focus on Regional and BU Level Talent pools. The role requires a variety of Talent Development skills including coaching, talent assessment tools, subject matter expertise, project management, instructional design, facilitation and analytics. Remaining current with emerging development trends, methodologies and technologies is critical for success. The post holder will integrate and collaborate with other DP World Hub teams, HRBP’s and other internal and external stakeholders, such as Talent Acquisition, to support talent planning. 


Key Accountabilities

Business Coaching

  • Act as a trusted advisor and coach, provide consultancy to HRBP’s and the business to review current Talent capability at different levels. Create short- and long-term strategic plans to enhance current capability using applicable adult development methodologies, tools and solutions. Ensure the impact of Talent development solutions is linked to measurable business goals and are aligned with the Founder’s Principles.

Talent Expert

  • Be a source of information for Talent Management related activities such as People Reviews, Calibration Meetings, Individual Development Plans, Talent frameworks and Talent Related concepts.  

Create a Culture

  • Partner with HRBP’s and business to create a culture of growth. This includes encouraging employees to take ownership of their own development and arming line managers with the skills to support employee development.

Build Solutions

  • Create innovative yet robust and experiential talent development solutions incorporating digital learning where applicable. This will include talent development frameworks and programmes for a global multinational workforce, as well as bespoke interventions and solutions for specific business units or teams. Ensure an evaluation strategy for targeted knowledge and skills (normative and summative) is formulated and subsequently implemented.
  • Build Talent development solutions to foster a mindset of continuous learning amongst business leaders.
  • Collaborate with and evaluate the output of external parties/ vendors when applicable to ensure talent development solutions are designed in line with DPW standards and meet the desired learning outcomes using latest Talent development trends research, and methodologies.
  • Build toolkits, curate resources for leaders to access for their development. Encourage leaders to generate talent development content.

Implement Solutions

  • Manage and track the implementation of Talent development practices and solutions through a pool of trusted partners including external providers and internal resources.
  • Facilitate Talent development solutions to a high standard, creating memorable learning experiences, that accelerate participant growth.
  • Confidently provide coaching and support to all levels of leaders in using various knowledge, tools, and resources to create on-the-job and social development experiences.

Measure Value

  • Evaluate the impact of Talent development solutions. Create metrics and dashboards, share these with People Departments and business units.
  • Use data to create a structured review process of Talent development offerings.

 Data Analytics

  • Maintain database of talent information, partner with the regions, BU and Functions to ensure updated talent information and regular talent reporting and reviews. Supporting business stakeholders in their talent decisions.
  • Identify talent pipeline issues at different levels. 


  • Act as an ambassador for DP World when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s Founder’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 




Qualifications & Experience
  • Talent Assessment and Coaching Qualification
  • Qualification in HR, Business or equivalent at minimum Bachelors level, Masters level is preferable.
  • Large scale organizational experience.
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience in managing a full range of leadership development activities.
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering Talent Development programmes for leaders at different levels.
  • Commercial acumen and an understanding of business processes.
  • Ability to deliver and facilitate training/ learning interventions is desired.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a multicultural environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills – influence, negotiation and communication.
  • Ability to travel for extended periods at short notice.
  • Ability to communicate multilingually is highly beneficial.
Other Information

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position.

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