First listed on: 17 May 2023

Manager, Talent Management


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The Opportunity

  • Join team CSIRO and make the impossible possible! 
  • Help us shape the future of Talent Management strategies! 
  • Supportive, flexible work environment 

Are you a highly motivated, collaborative, and strategic thinker with a passion for developing talent? If so, we think we have the perfect opportunity for you! 
As our Manager, Talent Management, you will work closely with our leaders and People Business Unit (BU) community to drive the implementation of our internal talent management and development strategies. You'll be responsible for identifying high-potential talent and designing appropriate development opportunities to accelerate their readiness for leadership positions. This opportunity will see you be a key driver in shaping the future of our talent management initiatives, ensuring that we have robust leadership pipelines and a strong focus on talent readiness across a range of segments. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team of professionals and make a real difference in the lives of our people/teams at CSIRO.
To succeed in this position, you will have a proven track record in talent management, talent development, or in leadership development, as well as experience in designing and implementing development programs, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
If you're excited about the opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment whilst making a significant impact on the development of our people, then why delay, apply today and join team CSIRO.

Your duties will include:

  • Expand and embed an organisation-wide succession planning process, in partnership with Strategic HRBPs, for critical roles across the organisation.
  • Lead a review and refresh of the current talent-review framework that identifies the critical development and capability needs for our leadership and critical talent
  • Share strategic expertise across the team and develop the professional skills of others, primarily across the People function to ensure we build expertise and capability.
  • Support the Career Management and Talent Lead and General Manager, in building strong pipelines of talent across the business.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, adoption, and evaluation of contemporary and transformative approaches to talent management and succession planning for talent segments such as leadership and early career researchers. 
  • Support CSIRO leaders and the People community in talent development strategies with advice and education and relevant materials and interventions.
  • Project manage and contribute to the design and delivery of talent development initiatives, including liaising with learners and line managers, developing, and providing appropriate materials, and utilising technology to engage and connect participants and cohorts. 
  • Assess and interpret learning and development needs of identified Talent, recommending and/or developing learning interventions to address needs, including stretch opportunities, new challenges, and roles.
  • Maintain contemporary HR, Talent, succession, career, and leadership development knowledge, staying up to date with industry trends.
  • Communicate openly, effectively, and respectfully with all people, customers, and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety, and Environment plans and policies, Diversity initiatives, and Zero Harm goals.

Location: Open to be based in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
Salary: AU$121,455 - AU$142,321 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 92609

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant qualifications in conjunction with demonstrated achievement in advisory and/or managerial roles.  
  • Deep knowledge of talent management and/or leadership practice and theory, and a track record of translating this to delivery of innovative solutions for different levels of an organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and evaluation of contemporary internal talent development strategies within a complex organisation, building and leveraging productive partnerships with HR professionals. 
  • Strong project management skills and proven ability to self-manage appropriately to plan, monitor, review talent analytics, and evaluate projects to deliver quality outcomes within specific and often competing timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate development conversations and outcomes including using assessment data to identify and recommend appropriate learning interventions for individuals and groups.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, change management, and interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with, influence, guide, advise and support a diverse range of stakeholders and key decision-makers.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally handle sensitive and confidential information and use appropriate judgment and discretion.


  • Experience using various technologies to design and deploy scalable and effective Talent, succession, and leadership development solutions (for example, social learning platforms and webinars). 
  • Experience working with leadership capability frameworks.
  • Talent management and/or leadership development experience in a science and technology setting 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

28 May 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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