Professional Development Manager

The Company

AlphaSights is a global leader in knowledge search. Founded in 2008, we have established ourselves as a go-to knowledge partner for decision-makers across private equity, asset management, consultancy and corporate strategy, helping them access the highly specific industry expertise they need to make better decisions, faster. AlphaSights is growing fast and, with three new offices opened in the last year alone, offers unrivalled impact opportunity and career progression.

The Role

AlphaSights is looking for an ambitious and thoughtful individual to join the Professional Development team. Professional Development at AlphaSights provides opportunities for our employees to continuously grow their skills and, ultimately, to achieve their personal and professional goals. We are committed to supporting the learning and development of AlphaSights' most valuable resource: its people. You will work with the Vice President of Professional Development to execute training and development programs for AlphaSights team members. A successful candidate will be excited about doing whatever it takes to support and enable coworkers to unlock their full potential. You will be involved in everything from onboarding to senior leader development.

The mission of the Professional Development Team

  • Cultivating our workforce's commercial, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Facilitating the goal setting and performance management process
  • Bolstering AlphaSights' organisational effectiveness by increasing employees' abilities to maximise performance
  • Improving the quality of work life and job satisfaction for employees

Core Responsibilities

  • Focus on all phases of the talent lifecycle including: onboarding, training and development, goal setting and performance management, promotions, team assignments and personnel moves, succession planning, offboarding, and more
  • Work independently to design and implement training experiences for AlphaSights staff while focusing on making the learner experience as seamless as possible
  • Constantly improve and innovate Professional Development programming by soliciting feedback from participants, measuring learning outcomes, researching industry best practices, and endeavouring to make sessions as interactive and engaging as possible
  • Build relationships throughout the organisation and interface with the London-based leadership team to make Professional Development as successful as possible
  • Manage regional communications related to Professional Development
  • Collaborate closely with the recruiting team and the talent marketing team to present a seamless talent narrative for candidates and employees

What We're Looking For

  • 5-8 years of experience in Learning & Development, talent consulting, or a related field
  • Attained bachelor's degree (required) and master's degree (preferred)
  • Fluency in English required, other language skills a plus
  • Some travel required
  • To be successful in this role, you should display:*Career maturity and alignment – clarity of direction, commitment to getting there and awareness of how Professional Development at AlphaSights fits with your journey
  • Innate personal confidence – ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Rigorous attention to detail – ability to execute on numerous workstreams within the same timeframe
  • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team player – ability to de-escalate situations patiently and calmly, yet quickly and effectively
  • Ability to successfully direct multiple projects and ensure quality deliverables on time and within budget

Meet Some of AlphaSights's Employees

James L.


Together with his team, James is responsible for understanding his consulting clients’ needs, executing a sound search strategy for clients, and connecting them to the industry experts they need.

William L.

Vice President

William is responsible for AlphaSights' largest set of consulting accounts. He is responsible for the continued growth and success of this business unit, which relies on a smart, client-focussed and motivated team.

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