Caldic provides innovative life science solutions and specialty chemicals for the food, pharma, personal care, and industrial sectors. The global company was founded fifty years ago and is still growing – fast. The Global Learning and Development Manager is responsible for the cross-regional creation and implementation of L&D programs.
Caldic touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day. They create innovative and sustainable solutions in life sciences and specialty chemicals for the food, pharma, personal care, and industrial markets. With a leading presence in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, their strengths lie in their global network combined with local expertise. Caldic has stood out as a rapidly growing, innovation-driven organization in recent years. They employ about 3,500 people worldwide, serve over 30,000 customers, and earn approximately three billion dollars in total annual revenues.
Caldic was recently acquired by Advent International, one of the largest independent private equity partnerships, and highly experienced in the global chemicals industry. The acquisition is accelerating Caldic’s growth and enables them to continue providing high-quality products and services to customers worldwide. And with Advent’s support, Caldic recently acquired several players across continents, further strengthening its global position.
Caldic’s focus on regional networks and business also drives their success. And with their recent mergers, a global HR function is needed to coordinate programs, and ensure that best practices from regions are implemented elsewhere. The Global Learning and Development Manager will lead the global strategy to design and implement a solid learning and development strategy and appropriate systems and tools.
Job description: Global Learning & Development Manager
The Global Learning and Development (L&D) Manager is a new role within Caldic’s global HR organization, and reports to the Global Vice President of HR. The global HR team implements their worldwide HR strategy, and integrates, harmonizes, and streamlines HR and organizational tools and systems. The Global L&D Manager will manage and coordinate the design and implementation of L&D programs and initiatives for all of Caldic’s regions and departments.
The Global L&D Manager is the central liaison and strategist for company-wide learning and development projects. These include roll-out of the Sales Academy, which was successfully piloted in the European region, as well as the co-creating and implementing similar academies for leadership development, functional and personal development. This role also ensures all onboarding and compliance training are up-to-date, and leads the coordination to implement a new, global learning management system (LMS).
These projects will be supported by regional HR teams, external providers, and interim global team members. The Global L&D Manager ensures proper coordination and stakeholder management between all relevant parties. This role should be approachable and easily connect with HR teams and other regional functions and departments to create a solid understanding of global L&D needs.
“The Global L&D Manager builds a network within the organization, allowing them to always be up-to-date on developments within the organization, and be a valuable sparring partner for local teams. They combine this with domain expertise and strong coordination and communication skills. The role also has a pragmatic component. The Global L&D Manager knows how to balance between planning and swift execution.” – Femke Krabbenborg, Global Vice President of HR for Caldic
This is an exciting challenge for a candidate with at least five years’ experience in roles with a strong L&D component, as well as project management skills. Having a strategy consulting or private equity background with a spike in domains; or expertise in HR roles within corporates or scale-ups would suit this role. And experience working in smaller, dynamic organizations is key. This role will need to hit the ground running at Caldic – a fast-growing organization where processes are still in flux. This role is ideal for someone who is pragmatic with solid communication skills in person and on paper, and is comfortable building business cases and board-level presentations around global L&D initiatives. In this role, the Global L&D Manager has the opportunity to specialize in the L&D domain while shaping the global L&D program for a fast-growing, highly successful company.
Caldic is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Emma de Wit at firstname.lastname@example.org.