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Talent Development Manager at Systemiq Ltd

We founded Systemiq, the system change company, to help design and build that better economy. We seek to bring speed and scale to transforming five systems that shape how we live and work: energy, nature and food, materials, urban areas, and finance.

Talent Development Manager at Systemiq Ltd

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Global Talent Development Manager

Located: London

Contract Type: Permanent / Hybrid

Band: 3

Recruiting/Hiring Manager: Debbie Harrison, Global Talent Director

SYSTEMIQ, the system change company and certified B Corp, was founded to drive the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change by transforming markets and business models in five key systems: nature and food, materials, and circular economy, energy, urban areas, and sustainable finance.

We are guided by the conviction that all system transformations are rooted in human transformations. We must continue to bring more diverse people and voices into real conversations to succeed. We know we don’t have all the answers; we may not even have all the right questions. But we know that open mindsets drive change, so relationships, people, and trust are at the heart of everything we do.

Do you want to be part of the change?

As part of the Systemiq global HR team, this new Global Talent Development Manager is pivotal to the global talent team's successful growth strategy. You will need to care about the Systemiq vision and employees' careers. Find creative solutions to your challenges to provide an environment where our people can thrive. Collaborate internally and externally to increase Systemiq’s employer brand and employee experience. Look for opportunities to change, develop and continuously improve our global talent offering.

Who is leading our global operations?

As Managing Partner, Taraneh Azad has a vital role in helping to build Systemiq as a resilient, agile, professional, trusting, and trusted organisation; and leading our global operations teams.

Among her many talents, she is a proven leader, investment professional and business architect. She has worked for the United Nations, Shell, TXU Europe, and for 19 years in finance for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Hartree, covering corporate energy clients for their energy risk management, structuring and investments needs. She has worked around the world (Switzerland, UK, UAE and Kazakhstan), and is a German, English and Persian native speaker, a passionate team builder and people developer.

Primary Responsibilities

From day one, you’ll hit the ground running as the Global Talent Development Manager to ensure our people remain our competitive advantage.


  • The opportunity to deploy one of our most important strategic business initiatives, in partnership with the Global Talent Director and Global HR Director to evolve the design of our DEIB strategy and ensure that it is aligned to the Systemiq vision, culture, and global reputation

  • Collaborating with the Global Recruitment team to embed our DEIB principles in every stage of the recruitment and candidate experience process

  • Data analytics and reporting to ensure that we are evolving and delivering and our future-focused


  • Partner performance review and development action planning

  • Evolving our performance management practices and process to align Systemiq’s vision and culture

  • Lead a global holistic approach for performance which is linked to career planning and mobility

  • Manage the continuous evolution of the performance framework to ensure it effectively embeds the Systemiq Leadership Capability framework to meet the demands of the business

  • Communications strategy for the global performance cycle

Project Development Managers

  • Design and continuously improve the allocation and development of the Project Development Managers, including coaching capability and framework, education for the transition to a continuous actionable feedback culture

  • Toolkit to support the Project Development Managers to coach on employee resilience and wellbeing, e.g., signs of burnout

Succession, Career Planning & Promotion

  • Partner succession planning and the senior leadership team talent pool to contribute to Systemiq’s human-centered leadership bench; including advising on opportunities, risks, and barriers

  • Lead the bi-annual promotion review of high-potential talent and post-promotion induction

  • Measures to ensure that succession, talent pipelines, talent pools, and career planning is inclusive and free of bias

  • Develop future-focused career planning criteria and development plans for each job band/specialism, which is evident to our employees how they can progress in Systemiq

About You

  • Are excited. About contributing to the Global Talent strategy to provide products and services to ensure high-quality human-centered leadership, where our employees can reach their potential and thrive

  • Have a Plan. And know how to get buy-in and support for the deployment, embedding, and sustainable utilisation of any operations intervention

  • People in Numbers. You use data-driven techniques to solve people problems

  • Understand that change can be hard. You have a working knowledge of change management and the people side of behaviour change

  • Delight in the details and apply your detail-oriented project management skills to ensure our team has the knowledge and support they need to deliver the global projects, products, and services

  • Have thoughts on process. Your workload is meticulously organised and maintained, and you have a reputation for follow-through. You have exceptional time management and work prioritisation, and driving multiple responsibilities simultaneously with limited oversight does not faze you.

  • Are humble. No task is too small for anyone on it and eager to learn. You’re all about the team, not the individual.

  • Get it done. You have a methodical approach to your work with a strong focus on accuracy, attention to detail, consistency, and superb quality. You take the initiative and can operate autonomously when needed.

  • You’re a people person. You have outstanding interpersonal skills and can quickly establish rapport, build trust, and demonstrate credibility and authority. You have proven stakeholder management skills and remain calm under pressure.

  • Words Matter. You have excellent communication skills, whether in-person, virtually, or by email, and you value listening and solving others’ challenges

  • Creative. You look at new ways of working, utilising design thinking. You’re resilient and pragmatic.

  • You’re solution-oriented. You can clearly explain issues, contribute to their resolution, and effectively influence and negotiate to achieve consensus and successful outcomes. You can anticipate needs, make reasoned decisions, and communicate them effectively.

  • Early Adopter. Embrace Talent and Performance technology systems, social media, and recruitment channels and demonstrate aptitude and ability for system administration, reporting, and utilisation.

  • Curious. Keeps professional knowledge, capabilities, and skills up to date and an open and continuous learning mindset

Essential Qualifications / Experience

· Business international level of English (required) – both written and oral

· 4+ years minimum experience in DEIB, performance, and talent management in a regional or global capacity

· Robust and verifiable results in integrated diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including external network

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in designing and delivering performance and talent frameworks that underpin behavioral and cultural change.

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of DEIB, performance, and talent management processes and interventions.

  • Experience is up-to-date and relevant learning theories and how these translate into learning solutions, including the effective use of Performance and Talent Management technologies

  • Demonstrable knowledge of measurement frameworks for performance and talent interventions

  • Be creative and adaptable and can demonstrate where you have implemented innovative solutions.

  • Coaching qualification an advantage

  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Office 365 experience, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint

Applications in English from current residents in the following cities will be considered:

London, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: Please ensure you are legally eligible to work/live in your location when applying for this role. Visa sponsorship or relocation costs will not be provided.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity and inclusion are at the heart of system change and the mission we have set ourselves. So we commit ourselves to:

  • Embedding diverse and inclusive ways of working from day to day. This includes recruitment, performance management, and people processes and policies.

  • Providing a supportive environment. We want people to be themselves and be at their best, regardless of their background, personality, gender, sexual orientation, race, mental health, religion, or other characteristics.

  • Enabling a long-term, sustainable approach to work and life more generally. We want to support our people at all stages of their lives – as parents or caregivers, through changing life circumstances – and to accommodate personal priorities where they matter most.

Reward and Recognition

The remuneration and benefits package will reflect the successful candidates' experience and the country hired.

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