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Lead - Talent and Learning

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15212-5838


The Lead – Talent and Learning identifies, develops and implements talent and learning solutions that build employee capability and strengthens the talent pipeline in order to achieve improved business performance and to drive the organizations strategic goals and objectives. They are responsible for identifying both the short and longer terms needs across multiple business units and prioritizing these into an actionable yearly plan leveraging on global solutions/methodology and tailoring this to suit local needs. Their remit includes induction, capability and competency management, career development, talent development as well as manager, leadership and personal effectiveness at all levels in the organization.


•    Implements the business’ core competency model and job profiles (experience, skills, and competencies) that help drive behaviors that align with the organization’s competencies and core values.
•    Partners with Talent and Organizational Effectiveness team members and HRBPs to align and integrate the organizations competency model across talent reviews, succession planning, performance management, talent acquisition and recognition programs to reinforce organizational effectiveness results within their area of responsibility.
•    Conducts internal learning needs and career development assessments and develops implementation plan with set priorities in alignment with business needs and talent strategy.
•    Develops programs in support of talent strategy and business needs.
•    Collaborates with internal customers and external subject matter experts on course development and training content; including technical and specialized training.
•    Oversees creation and use of skills assessments, 360 assessments and behavioral assessments in support of other talent management programs e.g. succession planning.
•    Establishes a career management process that includes the creation of learning maps and career paths to support employees’ development. Evaluates programs to determine gains in knowledge and skills, application and transfer, and overall impact/ROI.
•    Drives marketing and communication related to training..
•    Manages vendor relationships.
•    Monitors learning and development industry trends and best practices.
•    Additional duties as assigned.



    Bachelor’s Degree in Human resources, Organizational Development or related field
•    Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred, International Coaching Federation certificate a plus
•    6+ years progressive learning and organizational development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
•    High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
•    Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
•    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting


  •  Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; talk, hear and see.  
  •  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  •  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit.  

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.