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IDEX Senior Manager, 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.

IDEX is a different kind of company. Because we are made up by decentralized businesses, IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company you may not yet be familiar with that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday life. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global enterprise committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives.

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.

If you are looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact. Be part of something truly special, where talent and teams are central to who we are and how we win.

The Senior Manager, Talent Development will be responsible for designing, managing and delivering multiple global talent development programs, assessment strategies and initiatives to build the management and leadership capabilities and pipeline to support the growth of our business. This highly visible role will partner with the VP, Talent Management & Development, Senior Talent Development Specialist, HR business partners and business operations leaders to develop effective senior leaders, managers, key talent and high performing teams for IDEX. There will be opportunity to own leadership learning solutions from end-to-end, ensuring alignment to critical business priorities and measuring impact. This role will involve strategic and creative program design, engaging and collaborating with global leaders and stakeholders, and hands-on management of program details, while also learning from customer feedback to improve the learning experience and content. This role will also have an opportunity to help create and evolve approaches 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 identify and retain top talent, facilitate internal promotions, and enhance overall capability of talent at IDEX

  • Own IDEX Academy programs for General Manager, Manager and New Leader development, 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 senior leader development experiences and global leadership conferences

  • Support enterprise talent pipeline strategy development, deployment and tracking

  • Facilitate development program content in physical and virtual settings

  • Lead coordination of logistics, materials, and assessment administration to support programs

  • 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

  • Select and manage third-party vendors, including annual contract negotiations

  • 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

  • Support development process for key talent, including coaching and development planning


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

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

  • Experience in at least one of the following: Instructional Design or Curriculum Design; at least 2 years of full-cycle program design experience preferred

  • Experienced facilitator and coach

  • Strong communication and writing skills

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

  • Demonstrated strengths in problem-solving, issue resolution and attention to detail

  • Strong project management skills; able to manage multiple projects and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment

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

  • Excellent consultative approach and listening skills

  • Proven ability to roll up her/his sleeves and demonstrate initiative and results-orientation, with a constant focus on service delivery

  • Experience with assessment-for-development tools and use of 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).

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.