Talent Development Manager

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.


We are happy to invite you to work with us in our office in Hamburg or permanently remote from any location. Wherever you choose to work from, we will make sure you get a proper onboarding (virtual or in person), so that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.

For candidates who want to relocate to Hamburg: Due to COVID our offices are temporarily closed. We will invite you to start working with us from your current location for the time being. Once the borders are reopened, and the Embassies accept visa applications again, we will initiate the relocation process to Hamburg. Until then, you will be invited to work with us remotely with a temporary contract.

Your Mission

As our Talent Development Manager you will lead the talent development CoE and through strong and professional thought leadership, provide strategic direction on talent, learning, career and leadership development across the company. You will focus on designing and implementing programs for performance management, leadership development, employee assessment, and succession planning.You will be part of the People team management team.


COE Leadership

Ensuring a quality and expert service is delivered through the centre of excellence, and monitoring effectiveness and impact in order to continuously improve the value added.

Lead, develop and implement organisational development strategies, providing thought leadership, and innovation in interventions that enable the organisation to become a best practice learning organisation.

Leadership of Cultural and behavioural change across the Company. Ensure all aspects of development, cultural change and talent management are focused on diversity and inclusiveness to ensure accessibility to all colleagues.

Strategic Resourcing

Oversee the development and delivery of strategic leadership development programmes for all leaders.

Oversee the development, implementation and embedding of succession planning practices, talent management and development programmes to fully utilise the potential of its people and meet future and changing business needs.

Lead the development and delivery of coaching and mentoring capability within the Company, growing the current Coaching Service and championing the benefits of coaching, mentoring and sponsorship.

Learning and development

Enable and ensure the development of interventions focussed on improving line manager competence and capability. Lead the effective implementation and measurement of management capability and reporting on progress.

Lead the development of the Company's development strategy to ensure employee engagement through career and personal development. Providing career progression guidance, and career pathways accessible to all employees.

Ensure the provision on creative, innovative and agile learning interventions that meet the changing cultural and social needs of the business.

Internal and External relationships

Foster and maintain relationships with other external professional bodies, advisers and consultants learning and development providers and specialist suppliers.


  • Degree in HRM, Learning & Development, Talent, Organisational Development, Leadership or another relevant subject or equivalent experience within the area of Expertise.
  • Experience of coaching senior leaders.
  • Experience of supplier management and commercial contracts.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and delivering successful outcomes.
  • Good knowledge of developments and expertise in learning, development and talent.
  • Very significant experience in a specialist role, operating with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Experience of leading cultural change at an organisational level.
  • Demonstrable experience of thought leadership and the development of innovative approaches to complex problems. Demonstrable commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity.

Nice to have

  • You speak fluent German

Nils will be happy to receive your application in English or in German.

Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.