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Head of TLD - Mainland China

Shanghai , Mainland China

Ref#: 9677250075

Date published: 6-Jan-2021

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Overview
To lead the Talent, Learning & Development function across the China business (circa 7,000+ employees across 11 cities).

Provide functional leadership to both the business and the  talent and learning team in the areas of talent/succession planning, leadership capability development, professional development, digital learning strategy and diversity and inclusion. Ensure regional Talent, Learning and Developmentprograms and initiatives help enable achievement of both the CBRE global enterprise and the Advisory Services business strategic priorities and growth agenda.

Ensure CBRE adopts a best in class and inclusive approach to talent management and learning, that supports delivery of a world class employee experience, cultivates a strong learning culture across all areas the business and supports delivery of the overall global/regional employee engagement vison and strategy. 

In addition, drive efficiencies in talent management and learning delivery and continue to drive optimisation of CBRE global learning platforms in region. Manage a team that plans, develops and delivers flexible learning solutions to meet changing business needs and builds capability for the future. 

Key Responsibilities:
Consult with key business and functional senior leaders to understand business needs in order to design and deliver high impact talent, learning and development programs across the region
Lead the global employee engagement survey deployment and communication strategy across the China
Partner at a strategic level with the business on employee engagement action planning
Lead the regional talent and succession planning process across the China ensuring the identification of high potential talent and targeted development plans are in place and executed on
Deliver the China leadership and management suite of programs in partnership with the business
Ensure diversity action plans are in place and implemented supporting the development of an • Manage the overall learning curriculum ensuring current and future needs are aligned to the strategic business priorities for China and lines of business
Manage the team to plan, coordinate, design and deliver training solutions, ensuring most appropriate expertise used in the subject area
Leverage the global competency framework to inform talent & learning program design
Evaluate and report on the business impact as a result of talent, learning and development programs 
Accountable for overall utilistation and optimisation of CBRE talent and learning platforms Ensure global learning content platforms such as HMM and LinkedIn Learning are promoted effectively and adopted by employees and are seen as an integrated development offering 
Adopt best practice learning methodologies, incorporating innovative learning principles and blended learning techniques that best meet the needs of the business
Support the ongoing transition of Talent & Learning activity to the L&D Shared Service Centre (SSC) based in Malaysia.  Ensure that the SSC is embedded and continues to be successful and effective when delivering regional Talent, Learning & Development programs in line with agreed SLAs
Be proactive in sharing best practice with peers across the global Talent, Learning & Development team
Act as a role model for the team, consistently demonstrating the CBRE RISE values and foster an inclusive work environment

Education and Experience:
Formal qualifications in Business, HR, Organisation Development or related disciplined preferred
Ideally 10-15 years’ experience in a Talent Management or Learning & Development leadership role in a global MNC 
Experience working within a highly matrixed work environment
Demonstrated understanding of future learning trends and innovation

Communication Skills
An ability to work with and build diverse teams
Ability to engage and interact at a senior executive level
Ability to communicate at all levels within the organisation with strong influence skills
Strong business partnering/consulting and negotiation skills

Leadership Skills
Ability to motivate and inspire a team
Strong business acumen with the ability to link HR initiatives to business outcomes
Ability to coach, develop and manage talent
Able to identify learning and career opportunities for self and others
Ability to collaborate and influence across business lines, geographies and teams

Financial Knowledge
Requires solid knowledge of financial terms and principles 
Experience in preparing talent & learning operating budgets
Ability to review and interpret HR/financial metrics and data 

Other Skills 
Highly organised, with attention to detail and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
Able to manage projects, milestones and deliverables
Must be capable of establishing internal and external networks and working on cross-functional teams globally and in-region
Flexibility with working hours when required
Ability to travel to regional offices when required
Experience using Microsoft office suite