New York, New York

Position Overview

Job Title: HR Organization & Talent Development Specialist Sr.

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 859bn of assets under management (as of June 2021). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.


You will be part of a growing global team of Senior OTD Specialists working collaboratively across Regions and Talent & Development Products. Your role is focused on the design, implementation and delivery of a broad range of talent and development resources with targeted development interventions aimed at ensuring DWS has highly motivated and innovative employees as we transform into a standalone, publicly listed asset manager. You will also act as a Subject Matter Expert for select Talent & Development topics globally and sit on the D&I Working Group to support global D&I initiatives with any talent & development training requirements. Reporting to the Head of OTD, you will play a role in transforming the organization into a growth mindset with a learning culture. You will be collaborating across multiple stakeholder groups such as HR Leadership, Americas Regional Senior Leadership, Internal Communications, external vendors and Deutsche Bank Talent & Development teams.

What We Offer You:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement savings plans, parental leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

Return to Office:

At this time, all individuals present in the location must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
  • It is the Bank's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank's hybrid working model
  • DWS provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Undertake talent needs analysis in consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Provide advice and guidance to US Region staff around training needs
  • Provide US Regional budget oversight and governance around approvals for regional training requirements
  • Act as talent & development contact for employee-led People Engagement Groups and Employee Networks for advice, guidance, and governance of training & development regional initiatives
  • Act as talent & development contact for global Diversity & Inclusion Working Group providing advice, guidance and support for any needed talent & development initiatives globally and working closely with the Head of DE
  • Manage relationships with key regional vendors/partners and challenge (where appropriate) the prioritization of needs in line with the business's strategy and profile

Your Skills and Experience:
  • Experience in HR, ideally in the Talent & Development space, experience in designing training offerings and talent interventions based on needs analysis
  • Strong knowledge of training methods, talent theory and how to practically use it
  • Commercial outlook, good moderation and presentation skills, strong consulting and relationship management skills, and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Effective project management skills with the ability to execute independently
  • Attention to detail with good follow up skills, familiarity with talent diagnostic tools and assessments; coaching and facilitation experience a plus

How You'll Lead:
  • Interaction with members of the Americas Leadership Council, DWS US Region Head, DWS US Regional COO, DWS US Head of HR, and DWS Head of DE
  • Key relationships with global D&I Working Group, US Employee Inclusion Networks, US People Engagement Group, and NextGen Advisory Group

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.
We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

New York, New York

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs


  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly


  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things


  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’


  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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