Senior Manager, Talent Performance

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Job Description

About the job

The Senior Manager, Talent Performance will be responsible for shaping and implement strategies that enhance people policies, processes and systems , spearheading impactful change initiatives that drive transformation at a cultural level and continuously supporting the enrichment of the employee experience.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in driving strategies and implementing initiatives to optimise organisational culture, enhance the adoption of HR programmes and support organisational effectiveness. They will be accountable for bringing together cross-functional teams to plan and drive HR-led change, communications and projects, the role must work collaboratively with stakeholders across HR to enable the organisation to continue to build practices, processes and systems to support Etihad’s workforce, culture and performance ambitions.


  • Support organisational and divisional initiatives related to the People Strategy and lead the coordination of stakeholders/cross-functional teams to ensure successful implementation.
  • Craft and execute change management strategies tailored to business goals and requirements, including establishing and managing an organisational change management (OCM) framework.
  • Shape and lead the implementation of culture and employee engagement strategies, frameworks, approaches, plans and measurement.
  • Drive the implementation of initiatives related to talent and succession management and work closely with stakeholders to proactively develop talent and talent pipelines.
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders and understand their needs in order to effectively plan and manage programme schedules, change impacts and delivery.
  • Design and implement initiatives to strengthen and evolve the organisational culture in alignment with Etihad’s purpose, vision, mission and values.
  • Conduct regular cultural assessments and surveys to measure the effectiveness of cultural initiatives, leading the analysis of data and collaborating with leadership to address areas for improvement.
  • Lead the development and implementation of internal communication strategies to consistently reinforce the organisation’s culture and to support HR initiatives.
  • Ensure that communications align with the desired culture and brand image of the division and the organisation.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Organisational Development, Human Resources, or related field.
  • 12 years+ experience with culture transformation, change management and internal communications.
  • Experience in a complex, dynamic operating environment.
  • Experience with talent and succession management best practice and practical application.
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective facilitation of meetings and group workshops.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams.
Abu Dhabi