Lead, Talent Development and Performance Management

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #8421

Lead, Talent Development & Performance Management 

Talento has partnered with an enterprise organization in South Florida on a search for a Lead Consultant to join their Learning & Development team in developing and implementing a framework across operational departments. We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of competency modeling, competency-based assessments, talent development, and performance management systems. You'll join a team that is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating assessments and in turn developing programs that align with organizational goals and promote growth.

This team collaborates with stakeholders to analyze various jobs, help articulate competencies, create and implement a competency framework and models that are relevant, meaningful, and organizationally aligned. This team leads and processes and individuals.


  • Bachelor's degree. Master's in OD preferred
  • 6 years’ progressive experience with competency framework development and talent management being a main function
  • Proven experience in competency development and talent management using data to guide priorities and projects
  • Proficiency in using learning management systems (LMS), intermediate use of e-learning tools
  • Proficiency in Office 365 for Business with SharePoint is required.
  • Expertise in competency development, competency modeling, competency-based assessment, and performance management systems.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.


  • Create competency models and implement the framework and assessments tailored to diverse shipboard job roles. These frameworks will establish clear benchmarks for skill and knowledge proficiency and performance expectations, ensuring alignment with expected behaviors for the respective role. This includes job analysis and task breakdowns, benchmarking across roles/industry, validating and articulating competencies specific to roles.
  • Lead development and implementation of competency-based assessment and development tools, including role-based knowledge and skill assessments (PDR), and assessor job aids. Guide subject matter experts through working sessions enabling data collection that will guide the development of PDRs. Enable systems and processes to operationalize delivery, assessment and recording of PDRs. 
  • Assess the effectiveness of competency development programs; this involves establishing metrics, gathering feedback, and analyzing data to evaluate program success. Monitor fleetwide PDR implementation progress, evaluate for efficacy and efficiencies. Create relevant and appropriate reports and presentations, as required. Review progress and continually improve PDR efficacy.
  • Engage with stakeholders to understand departmental objectives, needs and operational challenges. Foster buy-in, collaboration, and support by effectively communicating the vision and rationale behind competency development efforts. Collaborate and communicate effectively across L&D COE, HR and other stakeholder groups to operationalize, pilot and implement PDRs.
  • Uses project management skills to plan, drive, communicate and implement initiatives. Supports and manages change of related programs through appropriate modes of communication; facilitates presentations, develops job aids and training to enable change. Establishes realistic and reasonable deadlines and keeps projects on track; communicates challenges in a timely manner and gathers appropriate support and solutions to keep the project moving forward.
  • Supervise a contractor, providing guidance, support, and oversight of daily work assignments; Monitor deliverables and retain overall project accountability; Review work output for accuracy, efficiency and deadlines while optimizing their time and capability. Escalate any concerns promptly and appropriately. Represent Carnival professionally and exhibit expected leader behaviors consistently.
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