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Global Talent Manager


Leça do Balio, Matosinhos, Porto, PT

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

Position Overview
We are looking for a highly motivated international HR professional to join our growing team and take responsibility for COFCO International’s global talent management and succession planning process. We are searching for someone who can think strategically, create insights from data, and operate across multiple cultures. The role holder will need experience facilitating developmental conversations across a range of seniority. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Ownership of the global talent management process in accordance with the company’s policy and providing visibility of the organisation's talent pools and people development needs 
• Management of the annual organisational talent review activities, including preparation, administration and facilitation of Talent review meetings 
• Actively engage and provide guidance to regional HR Business Partners on the priorities, processes and timelines to ensure quality and consistency across the regions 
• Responsible for capturing and maintaining accurate people data within the HCM tool  
• Provide reporting and analytics of the Talent data to feed into the talent development initiatives and learning agenda  
• Responsible for the organisation’s succession plan, driving the annual planning process and embedding new succession practices across the organisation
• Partner with the Talent Acquisition teams (corporate/ regional) to identify global succession trends and external succession opportunities with a focus on key positions
• Identify and drive dedicated talent retention programs and initiatives in collaboration with the global HR community 
• Co-design generic career path plan structure for businesses and functions, encompassing job evaluation process and integrating banding and title conventions
• Partner with the Leadership Development & Training team to define and evolve the company values used for the various HR processes


• Passionate about developing people
• Strong track record of professional integrity 
• Experience working in large, complex matrix organisations 
• Initiative and demonstrated ability to achieve goals independently, including analyzing situations and establishing priorities
• Demonstrated ability to analyze competencies and identify High Potentials
• Minimum 10-15 years experience working in Human Resources, ideally in an operational HR role
• Very good communication skills (written and verbal), including internal and cross-functional cooperation.
• Culturally open-minded and able to perform in a highly diverse company environment
• Excellent English in listening, reading, speaking, and writing; additional languages are a plus, in particular Chinese (Mandarin) and Portuguese
• Internationally mobile 


We kindly ask you to send your application in English.


COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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