Director, Global Talent Development

Date: Jul 21, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

Company: Lincoln Electric

​Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of the highest quality arc welding products, automated joining assembly and cutting systems, and has a global leading position in brazing and soldering alloys. With over 125 years of innovation and service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation, drive growth and provide a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric: we operate to a higher standard to build a better world. 

Req. ID: 21881 


PURPOSE: Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, The Director of Global Talent Development will serve as a member of the Lincoln Electric leadership team and be a trusted thought partner on the global human capital strategy. This individual is responsible for developing, organizing, and executing the global enterprise talent strategy and leadership of the talent management and development functions.

The Director of Global Talent Development will work closely with our CHRO and other senior leaders to steward the talent planning process for key leadership positions across the company and partner closely with general managers and HR leaders to create strategies that develop, engage, and retain top talent and teams. This includes the design and deployment of the company’s talent management processes – (employee engagement, performance management, and talent reviews) to accelerate the critical business priorities and deliver exceptional results via high performing, diverse, inclusive, and engaged teams. The Director of Global Talent Development will also develop programs building core leadership capabilities (for today and the future) within our operations, commercial manager and business unit leadership team populations and the development of key high potential talent to deepen our talent pipeline.



  • Create and execute the enterprise talent strategy that accelerates the business priorities and supports the attraction, development and retention of great teams and talent
  • Build an agile talent strategy that can flex as the business grows and in a portfolio of global businesses
  • Develop, implement, and maintain world class talent processes to increase the business’ talent pools, high performing teams and sustain top quartile employee engagement
  • Create a competitive advantage by building and developing diverse, A-level teams, in a highly engaged and inclusive culture
  • Play a lead role in developing a robust succession planning process to identify and develop high-performing and scalable talent for critical leadership roles
  • Design and deploy performance management processes and systems that sustain a high performance culture
  • Continue to build upon our learning and development platform via LEed (Lincoln Electric’s global education platform) and meaningful development exposure and experiences on the job
  • Design and deploy employee engagement programs including global employee and spot surveys, administration, and high impact action planning. Lead culture initiatives that sustain an inclusive and highly engaged workforce
  • Personally lead and drive the development and retention of key leadership talent
  • Develop and deploy success profiles, leadership frameworks and assessment tools for the use in selection, assessment, and development of general managers, commercial leaders and other high potential talent
  • Support the CEO and CHRO in preparation for the global talent conferences and board-level reviews
  • Motivate, coach and build high performing HR talent agents across the globe.  Foster a culture of trust, team orientation and excellence through leading by example.  Set a very high bar for others to follow.
  • Serve as a trusted thought leader, influential advisor and coach for business and HR leaders
  • Champion diversity, inclusion and belonging and partner closely with leadership to bolster our initiatives and advance our culture
  • As a member of Lincoln Electric’s senior leadership team, actively contribute to the company’s broader business objectives and initiatives
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.



  • The successful candidate will have 10 -15+ years of experience in progressive HR and talent leadership roles, including at least 3 years at an executive level. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related functional business area is required.  A post-graduate degree in Human Resources or Industrial and Organizational Psychology is preferred.
  • A proven track record within multiple HR disciplines: employee advocacy, employee relations, leadership development, and recruiting experience are most critical. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to communicate effectively and influence with all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.
  • The ideal candidate will have had exposure to the complexities of a broad portfolio of international businesses and products. The candidate will have prior experience in global manufacturing environments and will have seen and known great HR processes. They will have a proven track record of designing, delivering, and facilitating leadership development, employee engagement and mentoring programs.
  • Certifications in leadership assessments and coaching is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have experience building world-class talent teams.
  • Ability to establish credibility and trust with the members of the management teams through a collaborative and partnering style is critical.
  • The leader will have a track record in delivering high performing business results through world-class talent practices. The ideal candidate will have expertise in designing, implementing, and executing talent strategies aimed at deepening talent pipelines and attracting, retaining, and engaging high potential talent. They will be creative and innovative, yet a pragmatic talent leader.
  • The candidate is a strong assessor of talent and understand what it takes to unlock value and potential in people and teams.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Human Resources 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing