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HR Learning & Development Lead NAM

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  HR

HR Learning and Development Lead
Princeton, NJ / USA 


As the HR Lead for Learning and Development, you will represent the highly dynamic and exciting local and regional Learning & development team and work closely with the Global learning team to roll out strategic and operational Learning & development programs and initiatives that are tailored to local requirements and needs. You will partner with regional or local business, function and HR leaders in order to ensure best in class learning solutions to develop and deploy the new culture. You will identify retention opportunities/initiatives to support the business of dsm-firmenich.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

  • Define an accomplished learning and development local strategy within Budget aligned with the region.
  • Support and coordinate Talent discussions and developments as needed, in the country and region, in partnership with HRBPs.
  • Drive the local development programmes for all levels in alignment with company engagement targets based on a local retention and succession plans
  • Lead the Learning and development agendas for the country in collaboration with third party providers and internal stakeholders (e.g. talent, performance, development, etc)  
  • Ensure seamless collaboration with colleagues from Talent & Culture, HRSS and HR effectiveness to drive a learning and development approach.
  • Create, plan and deploy learning and development solutions improving retention KPIs and employee career path opportunities.
  • This role will lead a small team of Local D&I as well as Engagement employees


We bring

  • A team that is passionate about working together with each other and our customers in our pursuit of excellence.
  • A One Team approach where we openly learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future.
  • A function that is unafraid of change and challenge and brings best-in-class people development Initiatives to our organization.
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally.
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity, an open mindset, ownership and teamwork.
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things.


You bring

  • A skilled Learning and Development profile with a minimum of 10 years working experience.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience in both operational and functional expertise in Learning and Development and how it connects to both HR and organizational strategy.
  • Solid understanding of the employment marketplace and trends Learning and Development solutions.
  • A curious mind and empathic/proactive leader with an ability to think in a creative and solution focused manner.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills where you embrace taking ownership and do not shy away from a challenge.
  • Fluent in English and ideally Spanish. 


Important notes
This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal by September 28, 2023.  Please reach out to the hiring manager, Tammy Hudson, or the recruiter, Magali Tassera, if you have any questions regarding the position.

Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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