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L&D Manager - Leadership Development

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,400 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,406 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2019: EUR 4,037 million
  • EBITDA 2019: EUR 604 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


Developing Careers & Potential


Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title

L&D Manager: Leadership Development

Reports to

VP Human Resources


Grand Vision is a people-focused business where retail staff make up approximately 90% of our workforce. Ensuring the right knowledge is at the fingertips of our employees & developing our people so that we have the right capabilities in stores, is a critical part of our DNA. We have launched the Grand Vision Leadership Lens clearly identify the leadership profile in Grand Vision & we are maturing of our global talent management process. This has led to the creation of a new role, pioneering the development & launch of our Leadership Academy in 2021.

As the Learning & Development Manager for Leadership Development in the Grand Vision Academy, you are responsible for:

  • Developing or sourcing appropriate learning interventions to bring to life the overall leadership development strategy of Grand Vision
  • Developing a comprehensive approach to leadership development for all leadership roles i.e first time managers, emerging leaders & executive solutions. The initial focus will be on the appropriate learning interventions for global senior management.
  • Creates, drives & supports a learning culture within the Grand Vision leadership population
  • Partner up with Talent Management COE to firmly embed a 70/20/10 philosophy to leadership development
  • Develop approach & process to enroll or nominate participants, through talent management and HR Business Partners
  • Identify potential providers, negotiate terms of business & own relationships with third parties
  • Ensure robust evaluation methodologies for leadership development programs within Grand Vision

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Relevant University degree in Education or Business
  • 5 - 8 years of experience in leadership development in a corporate learning & development
  • Significant experience in creating, delivering, and driving leadership development strategies & plans
  • Expertise in innovative & experiential learning
  • Understands the current and developing landscape of best practises, tools and methodologies for learning and leadership development in various contexts ie leading in a matrix, leadership through change, leading for growth

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proven ability to effectively partner, lead & communicate with people
  • Resilience & flexibility

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Fluent in English
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Solid business acumen
  • Project management experience, with a proven track record of delivering results on time and in budget


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be succesful.  

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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