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  • Posted: 13 Oct 2021
  • Sales
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates

About the job


Would you like to join Danone Middle East and contribute to bringing health through food to as many people as possible? If YES, Danone Middle East is looking for a talented Global L&D Manager (HCN & Channels) to be based in the UAE. 


This is a transition role till the end of 2022


As our global L&D Manager you will drive changes in technology & digital ecosystems to foster further MCE transformation. You will monitor competency gap analysis, identify CBUs collective learning needs and develop Global Learning Strategy. You will also build learning maps and learning solutions to equip teams with the right set of MCE & Digital skills and deliver all relevant programs within a budget frame.



About the role:


You will engage in advancing our people and by doing so directly contribute to the growth of our transforming businesses. You will be the expert who will transform the knowledge & competencies of the HCN teams in order to drive commercial effectiveness. Next to that you will co-develop a learning HCN organization and build capabilities that will facilitate sustainable learning and:



  • Facilitate and support global delivery of training courses;
  • Create an overall vision and roadmap for HCN & Channels Learning & Development, in close and effective cooperation with the other members of the Capability team and Business Leaders;
  • Conduct development needs analysis and provides consultancy service to identify needs and recommend learning solutions for the business;
  • Critically review the current portfolio of learning and development programs against the organization's needs and amend where necessary;
  • Lead creating learning offers in your scope (both e-learning courses and virtual/F2F workshops): the scope will be shared with your L&D counter partner;
  • Manage learning design for learning offers (including all supportive training materials), using proper design standards and expertise;
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. mentoring, on-the-job training, classroom training, e-learning, simulation, etc.);
  • Be responsible for the local implementation of key global learning offers in your region
  • Manage the logistics of training sessions & track learning KPIs;
  • Conduct research and provide recommendations on improving the effectiveness of the training for enhancing the organizational performance;
  • Build strong relationships with key Global & Local business stakeholders in all aspects of learning and talent development and be a Sparring partner for them within your scope;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Global L&D (Danone Academy) and Local L&D communities;
  • Be a regional L&D SPOC for local stakeholders for all available Global Capability offers;
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and external consultants.




About you


To be successful in the role you should ideally have:


  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Healthcare Nutrition Field Force as Medical/Sales Representative/First Line Manager OR MCE Specialist/Manager
  • Minimum 3+ years experience in designing, implementing and evaluating the deployment of HCN Sales or MCE functional learning solutions
  • Experience in or understanding of Healthcare Nutrition, Pharmacy or MCE (Multi-Channel Engagement) environment
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in HealthCare Nutrition, Pharmacy, Human Resources or a related field
  • Ability to navigate independently and to influence in a cross-functional, Global-Local environment
  • Comfortable acting as a challenger to the business to find the best solutions to achieve learning needs
  • Strong Ability to manage/communicate to a different level of stakeholders
  • Strong project management and collaborative skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate confidence, care, and courage in learning decisions
  • Self-starter; adaptable to change; motivated and engaging



About us


About us

Danone is a world-leading food company operating in three business divisions: Fresh Dairy Products, Specialized Nutrition, and Waters.
Danone’s mission is Bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have in impacting the world through their daily choices. Each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in. We believe a healthy body needs healthy food. And healthy food needs a healthy planet and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.


We offer
Working in Danone Middle East is one of the best places to build a strong career through everyday learning, empowerment, and team collaboration in an open culture & environment. Our culture fosters autonomy and empowerment, where your everyday can be a fresh adventure - full of new possibilities and opportunities for your development.


So, if you are the Global L&D Manager (HCN & Channels) we are looking for, click on "apply" now before the closing date of 23rd Oct 2021.

For more information about Danone, its people, and its business, please visit www.danone.com



Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Interview #3

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