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IDEX Director, Talent Development in Northbrook, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

At IDEX, we know that great teams and talent are key to our success, and so are intentional with our investments in both leaders and teams. We have worked diligently to build the IDEX Academy, our suite of leadership training and development programs. From courses for first-time supervisors to our intense general management leadership programs, we are investing heavily in the development of our current and future leaders. We also know that when teams form high-performing relationships, align around the few critical goals and are fanatically focused on solving the needs of our customers, we win.

The Director , Talent Development will design and execute the global talent and team development programs, assessment strategies and initiatives to accelerate growth of our business. This highly visible role will serve a wide variety of stakeholders across the global organization to strengthen our leadership capabilities, develop General Managers, functional leaders, key talent and high performing teams, and create alignment with our critical business priorities. This role will involve formal leadership as well as hands-on management of program details, improving processes and engaging stakeholders, while also learning from customer feedback to improve the learning experience and content. This role will also have an opportunity to help create, evolve and grow mechanisms and programs to address our employees’ development needs at scale. This position will be based at our Corporate Headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Please note: the role will start remotely.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Design and implement global talent development programs to accelerate development of high potential talent and enhance overall capability of talent at IDEX

  • Own IDEX Academy global leadership development programs, from talent selection criteria through assessment process, program curriculum development and on-going support

  • Partner with VP, Talent Management & Development in design and delivery of global leadership conferences

  • Support enterprise talent pipeline strategy development, deployment and tracking

  • Facilitate development program content in physical and virtual settings

  • Evaluate current talent development offerings and programs to ensure top quality content and experiences, and identify opportunities to enhance impact and new offerings as needed

  • Identify opportunities to scale talent development offerings and provide on-demand learning and development resources for a larger global audience

  • Collaborate with senior Operations business leaders and HR business partners on program content design and delivery, as well as continuous support of key talent development

  • Advise and consult with HR business partners on global talent developmental offerings, and approaches and tools for individual and team development

  • Coach high performing teams and key enterprise talent

  • Drive innovative approaches to learning and development and guide improvements to methodologies and processes

  • Effectively identify and track metrics to be able to articulate ROI of talent development initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Education or related field preferred

  • 10+ years in a progressive Talent Development or HR experience, delivering leadership development across multiple geographies

  • Skilled facilitator with instructional design experience

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to establish trust, credibility and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Able to work strategically as well as willing to roll up his/her sleeves and deliver results

  • Able to deal with ambiguity; adaptable and flexible to changing requirements

  • Excellent consultative approach and listening skills; strong customer focus

  • Experience with 360 assessments, assessment-for-development tools and psychometric instruments

  • Experience with virtual program design/delivery, on-demand and e-Learning preferred

  • Experience with people leadership preferred

  • Ability to travel up to 10-20% of the time, including international

  • Experience in manufacturing or similar industry preferred

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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