Reference Code:  60541

Group Learning & Development Director


Bellevue, GE, CH


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Richemont is looking for a strong & skilled Learning professional who is enthusiastic about creating an environment where people are inspired, excited to belong, feel empowered to embrace the transformations

happening, and supported to grow.


This is a unique opportunity to join our People experience team, with a particular focus on learning and development, culture evolution & work transformation to support us in enhancing our employee journey through L&D. This role is instrumental in creating, defining, measuring, and delivering our ambition for our people at Richemont, and supporting our efforts towards being a great place to work and an employer of choice. As a member of the People Experience team, the role holder will support the People Experience Director.


As a corporate role within a Group function, this role oversees strategic approaches and develops key stakeholder relationships within the business and beyond. The role holder will be required to liaise with internal business leaders, partner with senior HR figures to ensure the overall learning and development approach is in line with the broader business strategy. Within the People experience team, this role manages a roster of direct reports, each highly skilled in Learning & Development.




As part of the Group People Experience team, your main responsibility is to contribute to the success of our people by developing quality and relevant learning initiatives that constantly improve the Richemont experience, enabling us to bring our People vision to life. Through L&D our ambition is to connect our people to our organization (who we are) to enhance a sense of belonging and pride, to share about our ambitions (where we are going) to foster participation and engagement, and to help our people to seize their development so that they can grow with us.


Responsible for employee growth, you will help design our learning experience of the future, in relation to our talented team and our key stakeholders, and identify and source the best opportunities for us.


L&D vision:


  • Diagnosis strengths and opportunities across our L&D ecosystem and current experience, in relation to our talent ambitions. Understand trends and evolution of the learning environment and leverage those insights to inform recommendations on how to improve our L&D experience, and anticipate our evolving employee's needs (upskilling strategy, focus on new generations)
  • Develop an approach and strategy for Richemont Learning & Development, in relation to our HR vision and our business transformation needs, and stimulate the conversation with our Maisons and Regions
  • Support the implementation of the strategy, including stakeholder influencing and communication initiatives to engage our people 
  • Prioritize the needs, and monitor the progress (KPIs)
  • Provide best practices and trends on L&D and share these with our organization, leveraging on those insights to help shape our future organization


Digital Learning & Learning Innovation:

  • Build up our L&D ecosystem in relation to our strategy, with a people-centric approach, to help connect L&D to talent, mobility and reward
  • Carry out and pilot initiatives to test and try, with the ambition to scale and become agile
  • Be at the forefront of learning innovation to propose emerging and disruptive learning modalities or experiences
  • Committed to advance L&D across the organization


Organisation Culture & Values:

  • Develop and implement learning strategies and programs that are aligned with the organization’s objectives.
  • Help create a deeper sense of belonging, by connecting our colleagues to our DNA (luxury culture, craftmanship), our values (CSR, Richemont manifesto) and to our strategy (Luxury new Retail)
  • Enable our people to come together and gather/ connect through L&D
  • Partner with our internal communication team to help define the narrative and amplify the visibility of our initiatives to our employees
  • Elevate the L&D Function within the organization, support, partner, guide and champion the internal Learning & Development community of expert


Team management:


  • Listen, challenge, stimulate the team's creativity, to help them push boundaries
  • Guide and grow a high performing team, enabling them to continue to do their best work, in relation to our L&D strategy
  • Be a best in class partner to our Maisons and Regions L&D teams
  • Connect the team beyond the HR space to ensure a wider impact of our L&D initiatives




You have a background in learning, talent or HR with deep expertise in culture and organisational development, learning ecosystem and leading innovation in the workplace. Most importantly, you are a serial learner with an open-minded approach, always curious and forward-looking, with empathy towards your internal customer's needs.


To succeed in this role, you will need a global vantage and international mindset, be culturally fluent/adaptable, enjoy change management and be driven by excellence in execution. You enjoy bringing new ideas/innovation and being hands-on as well as setting the frame on the bigger picture.


Specifically, you will need to bring those key skills:


  • People-centric – You need to be passionate about people because everything that we do need to be by, for and with our people
  • Innovator - Excellent problem solver with strong analytical skills, not afraid exploring new paths and new operating models
  • Digital savvy – you are familiar with learning platforms capabilities and always aware of the new digital innovations & trends in the learning space (and beyond)
  • Storytelling - Understanding of how to create a unique employer brand and enhance the alignment between culture, mission and value to create engagement
  • Influencing - Strong influencing skills at all levels and ability to build effective relationships
  • Strong communication, collaboration and coordination - Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and consistently with multiple stakeholders, in a decentralized matrix organization, deep expertise in end-to-end management of projects and programs
  • Focused on quality - Pay attention to details, we need the same care in our experiences as we bring to our products / Clients




Working as Learning & Development Director, you will have the opportunity to take part in our Group dynamic to enhance our people experience and create a better work environment, supported by an inclusive and meaningful culture. You will help us evolve our beautiful heritage, and empower our people and organisation to thrive in a fast-changing environment.


You will join a dynamic, diverse and highly passionate team – we can promise there will never be a dull day!




If your application is selected, we will reach out to you ASAP for an informal introductory call.

The next step from there would be the first interview with our recruiter; and if there is a match, you will have a personal meeting with our People experience Director and our HR Business Partner.