Learning & Development Manager - Corporate & Global Merchandising

  • Company: DFS Group Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Human Resources
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00281
  • Date of publication: 2018.08.21


The Learning & Development Manager plays an integral role at DFS Corporate and Global Merchandising's growth plans. The position focus on a range of talent development activities including leadership development programmes, key role in internal dynamic careers, drives cross-functional learning platforms, and skill-based learning workshops. This position will have significant exposure to the management team working on high profile development projects, partner with HRBP and Talent Acquisition to curate synergies for full talent management cycle.

We are seeking for a candidate who has combination of strong business acumen, experienced in learning & development, comprehend in talent analytics, with outstanding stakeholder management & communications skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic learning advisor to the Corporate & Global Merchandising key stakeholders for learning & development programmes
  • Assess & prioritise learning needs, prepare and monitor the implementation of learning calendar to address business / people priorities, and to support overall leadership and learning strategies
  • Source & select diverse training vendors that fits into the L&D strategy
  • Effectively use different modalities to develop and deliver leadership and learning programmes aligning with our global strategies
  • Develop onboarding programme that supports retention of new talents and encourage smooth transition into the business, ie. buddy program for new joiners
  • Deliver effective induction programme reflecting our company's Promise & Belief and BeingLVMH values
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business units in the planning and execution of annual Lunch & Learn calendar to cultivate a dynamic learning culture
  • Conduct training courses in effective manner and identify strengths and weaknesses of employees for further development
  • Work closely with Global Learning & Talent Development team to ensure quality of in-house trainings are delivered under consistent manner
  • Connect with LVMH APAC Learning Community on Group level trainings and share best practices 
  • Partner with HRBP and Talent Acquisition in the development and implementation of Talent Management programs including Dynamic Internal Career, leadership development, succession planning and performance management
  • Identify gaps and action plans to enhance talent bench strength to meet business objectives
  • Analyse training needs based on bi-annual Talent Review results and recommend developmental actions
  • Partner with Division HR in Graduate Development Program recruitment talk and assessment centre
  • Act as coach to our Management Trainees and tailor developmental programmes to the annual batch 
  • Evaluate the success of existing program by using qualitative and quantitative metrics
  • Oversees the management of administrative learning functions, such as: training records, surveys, budget, and Education Reimbursement Program



  • Bachelor's degree in Organizational Development, Psychology, Human Resources, Business Administration or related disciplines.
  • Min. of 5 years relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and practical learning & leadership development experience under corporate environment 
  • Innovative mindset with proven track record of driving new best-in-class talent management initiatives in a matrix organization
  • Ability and savvy to influence, motivate and educate managers, peers, stakeholders
  • Demonstrates ability managing complexity and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

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