Talent & Development Manager

Natures Way Foods
Chichester, West Sussex
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

NWF is leading manufacturer of prepared salads, coleslaw and "food-to-go" for supermarkets and retailers, and as such we work closely with farmers across Europe. But there's a lot more to us than the products we make. We also...

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Our culture is inclusive, and our people are diverse spanning 39 different languages. We operate four manufacturing facilities capable of producing over 326m units per year. Building on previous success, this year is set to be another exceptional year for our organisation. It is an exciting time to join Natures Way Foods as we are expanding our production lines and there is genuine opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the organisation.

Reporting into our Head of HR you will lead the delivery of and input into the Talent and Development strategy to deliver improved capability, performance management, employee engagement, succession planning and talent management.

Key Responsibilities

Design and delivery of in-house workshops (including e-learning modules) to address identified capability gaps.

Procurement and management of third-party suppliers as required.

Scope, design and build an operational training unit (production, hygiene, logistics, technical and engineering).

Leading the apprenticeship strategy.

Successful delivery of training plans across the business.

Management of Training team and accountable for the wider training team across the business, setting stretch targets for the operational training team.

Optimise LMS to deliver accurate reporting of all learning and development activity.

Support the training elements of induction and onboarding.

Overseeing the development and delivery of management development programmes

Support Head of HR to develop leadership competency model and deliver company leadership development programme.

Support succession and talent development across the business

Management and delivery of psychometric and other assessment tools where appropriate

Scope and deliver post grad/apprentice/internship programmes to support succession planning.

Skills & Experience

Experience of talent assessment methods and tools, gap analysis and design/delivery of learning to fill gaps

Experience of writing and delivering a wider range of in-house training and e-learning materials

Well-developed facilitation and coaching skills

Commercially aware and understands the link between T&D strategy and the Business strategy

Experience of developing and leading an operational training department in a multi-site environment

Experience of providing learning and development interventions within a multicultural and multisite environment.

Effective communicator You will have an organised and structured approach to managing day to day delivery of the Talent & Development agenda

Exceptional project management skills

We offer

Generous benefits packagePension planPrivate Health CareFree on-site parkingOngoing learning and developmentA genuine opportunity to progress your careerWhat kind of people do we look for?

We look for passionate people and then help them to channel that passion, because their success is our success!

We also like people who have high standards, because we do. We are always trying to improve, and we want you to help us do that.

Please apply in the first instance if you are interested.

We do not require the assistance of agencies, please do not contact our managers.


We’re a leading manufacturer of fresh convenient food.

We supply retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw and potato salad, and fresh food to go salad meals

Our story

Natures Way Foods began in 1994, when the Langmead brothers set up a small bagged salad operation. Their big idea was to combine the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology. Since then, we’ve grown by expanding our customer base and moving into new fresh, convenient categories and product areas.

We employ more than 1400 people and operate four manufacturing units capable of producing over 326m units. We are guided by an experienced Management Board. The Langmead brothers remain as investors and Non-Executive Directors ensuring agricultural expertise remains at the heart of the business..

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