Talent Development Manager

Seef, Manama, Bahrain
Full Time
People & Culture

About Calo 

Launched in Bahrain in November of 2019, Calo is on a mission to make healthy easy. We’re a team of dedicated people driving this mission by providing better, faster, and cheaper ways to access food through technology. 

Role overview

We are looking for a Talent Development Manager to structure and lead talent development strategies that will help us develop all our employees’ individual growth plans while aligning with business needs.

The ideal candidate is someone who is driven by the continuous performance management school of thought and cares deeply about bridging great performance, employee experience, and personal growth together. 

Main Responsibilities

Performance management

  • Developing resources and tools for performance enhancement
  • Developing tools for the career progression of employees and mapping out their paths
  • Creating visibility trackers for leadership on the performance of all Calo employees
  • Centralizing all resources for managers and ensuring all tools are accessible and understandable 
  • Ensuring clear differentiation between resources of Calo’s tech office performance and Calo’s kitchen performance standards 
  • Developing Calo’s training resources and policies 
  • Building systems to help analyse department efficiencies and areas of improvement on performance

Training development

  • Creating training needs assessment cycles for both white-collar and blue-collar workforces
  • Developing training calendars for our organizations that involve technical learning and general learning, with internal speakers and external speakers 
  • Owner of tracking and assessing training efficiencies and their ROI
  • Developing managers-specific training materials and touchpoints 
  • Developing Calo’s version of the “High Potential Leaders” program and launching it with proper systems for maintenance 
  • Supporting employees in self-reflection processes building PDPs (Personal Development Plans), and coaching managers on how to build them 
  • Developing training content and training branding templates to assist managers in developing their materials 

Ideal Candidate


  • 3-7 years of experience in Talent Development, Learning & Development, Organizational Development roles
  • Based in Bahrain, or open to relocating to Bahrain

Knowledge and competency

  • Has solid general HR experience and understanding
  • Proven leadership experience, and has built and led at least one healthy team before
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders regardless of hierarchy
  • Ability to plan, multi-task, manage time effectively, and run multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to create systems and processes to track performance and build cycles of improvements


  • Empathetic communicator with a pleasant personality
  • Friendly and pleasant personality that can lead with empathy 

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