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Talent Management Lead

Job Introduction

We have an opportunity for a Talent Management Lead to join our team to proactively support the Head of Talent ensuring Talent Management policies, principles and standards are achieved to meet company objectives.

Main Responsibility

  • Support the Head of Talent to provide strategic oversight and governance of the status of Talent Management within WG&S, drawing on data and insight from multiple sources to build a rounded perspective of progress made and current priority areas accurately
  • Provide thought leadership and act as a subject matter expert to drive and deliver improvements to the Talent lifecycle and employee experience, working across different Business Units to ensure consistency where required, yet allowing for local approaches to be supported where needed
  • Collaborate across the organisation, building strong relationships with HR colleagues and leaders to develop awareness and build understanding of good Talent practices
  • Collaborate with the L&D team to ensure resources optimise the development of talent at both a general and an individual level
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition Partner to ensure that Talent practices are aligned and consistent, and collaborate on opportunities to support decision making around selection decisions (e.g. building fair and robust selection processes, supporting with assessor skill building, validating processes)
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition Partner and HR Directors to gain visibility of internal Talent and support internal mobility effectively
  • Provide direction and develop governance around core Talent Management processes (e.g. Talent Reviews, Performance Management) to drive centrally executed initiatives and provide feedback and support to local teams where activities and delivered locally to ensure compliance
  • Support the building, monitoring, and growth of robust and healthy talent pools to meet current and future business needs
  • Provide practical delivery of key talent projects (e.g. assessor upskill, selection process design, career pathing) to meet deadlines

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Typically, a relevant higher (Master’s) Degree/Chartered Occupational Psychologist with several years as a business psychologist
  • Experience in conceptualising, developing and rolling out evidence based, best-in-class Talent solutions to drive fairness and remove bias across the Talent lifecycle
  • Deep subject matter expertise in Selection and Assessment, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Career Mobility/Development
  • A global mindset – able to take a holistic, scalable and inclusive approach to the development and implementation of solutions. Highly collaborative approach and someone who recognises the power of leveraging diverse perspectives
  • Analytical mindset and approach to work, with experience of validating solutions to continuously improve and evolve the Talent eco-system
  • Strong facilitation and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to give sensitive and emotive feedback to senior leaders
  • BPS Test user accredited (formally Level A/B) with deep expertise in applying psychometrics within a range of assessment / development contexts
  • Computer literacy to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural, global organisation
  • Strong statistical analysis capability
  • Strong Project Management  capability

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons


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