Global Talent & Organization Development Manager

The Global Talent & Organizational Development Manager (Talent & OD Manager) reports to the Global VP Human Resources and acts as the central liaison and strategist for people and organizational development initiatives globally. As the Talent & OD Manager, you develop and grow the collective capability in the organization, from the individual contributor to the entire organization using the unique set of strengths and opportunities of each. This role seeks an experienced HR professional with a strong affinity for people development, and who has the ability to think strategically, tactically execute plans and influence at all levels of the organization.
You partner with key stakeholders and external subject matter experts to ensure that solutions are aligned to Caldic’s strategic objectives and reflect business reality. Next to this, you work closely with the Global HR team and regional HR Directors. In this new role, you are responsible for shaping the people and organizational development agenda in a growing and change-rich, international business.

People Development focus on employee skills, knowledge and competence that align with the core capabilities critical to Caldic strategy as well as employee personal development plans.

  • Design and implement global learning programs and initiatives to reskill, upskill and close critical capabilities gaps, ensuring solutions are relevant to Caldic strategy and reflect business realities
  • Partner with business leaders and regional HR Directors to understand local learning needs
  • Oversee and advise on the development and deployment of learning content such as e-learning, virtual / instructor-led training including those created by other areas of the business

Organizational Development focus on systems, practices, talent management, structure, change and culture to enable organizational growth.

  • Develop and implement the global talent strategy to support Caldic’s people strategy and business objectives, in alignment with culture and business reality
  • Drive annual performance and talent review processes, including process improvements and communication & tools for HR business partners and business leaders
  • Build capability in the business and across HR to conduct performance and talent review processes
  • Leverage talent data and insights to inform people decisions and succession planning
  • Develop and deploy programs, initiatives and tools that drive and sustain the DEI, culture and employee engagement agenda 


  • Build and deliver presentations about OD strategies and initiatives to senior stakeholders as the ELT, Global HR team and Regional HR Directors,
  • Develop and report on metrics that demonstrate impact in job performance improvement, organization, employee engagement and as required by annual reports
  • Combine best and next practices to deliver fit-for-purpose and optimum solutions for Caldic  


Global Talent & Organization Development Manager


the Netherlands, Rotterdam Apply now

About you

  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in HRM or related field and/or the equivalent in relevant experience
  •  8-10 years’ experience in a similar role or senior HR role in an international environment
  • Experience leading performance and talent review & succession processes, leading or working in the learning and development team
  • Ability to translate business strategy, challenges and opportunities into needs and solutions
  • You are proactive, collaborative, communicative and achievement-oriented, and can think creatively “outside the box”.
  • You are strong at stakeholder management, driving change and building strategic relationships
  • You thrive on managing diverse projects in different stages of development
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English


We offer

A solid salary, 24 holidays per year, a company pension scheme, a bonus scheme and other benefits. We have a hybrid work model, and our head office is located in Rotterdam.  Working at Caldic means being part of a community where you can always get support from experts. At the same time, we strongly encourage an entrepreneurial mindset: you have the freedom and autonomy to act and take initiative to bring your ideas to life. At Caldic we give everybody the opportunity to make their mark.

About us

Because we care, we touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day. We inspire innovative and sustainable distribution solutions in life and material sciences for the food, pharma, personal care and industrial product formulation markets of the world. Our solutions, carefully sourced and customized to specifications whenever required, are backed by outstanding research & development, customer service, and technical & regulatory support, ensuring that they meet precisely determined needs at every stage of the value chain. Across 43 countries in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific, our approximately 4,000 employees go the extra mile day in, day out, to deliver added-value solutions for our customers. In our activities, we embrace the principles of sustainability, designing products, services and processes with these in mind. From formulation to delivery, from ingredient to packing, from supplier to customer, we care about every detail of what we do. Because every detail is in our care.