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Country:  Estonia

European Union, Estonia

Location details:  Negotiable within EU
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Workplace Type:  Hybrid

Leadership Development Specialist

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



Country: Europe in any of the countries with Konecranes office 

Location: Hybrid (or remote) 


At Konecranes we are in an exciting phase in moving forward with our leadership development ambitions. Our leaders play a pivotal role in strengthening our winning culture, employee experience, organisational resilience and business performance. Dedicated to this vision, we are continuously elevating our leadership development offerings and fostering an encompassing learning ecosystem to support our leaders to thrive and excel. And our people say, in Konecranes, no two days are the same: Our people - The key to Konecranes' success - YouTube 


As a Leadership Development Specialist in Konecranes, you will have the unique opportunity to further develop and coordinate our existing leadership development offerings and initiatives with a diverse team of specialists. To tickle your interest further, we are a truly global organisation and believe in winning together. Your positive and solution-focused mindset with a dash of inspiration will help you find a common language with colleagues in various roles and locations.  


We warmly welcome a new team member who is a doer and a thinker, with creative ideas, enthusiasm, and an ability to deliver, consult and facilitate programs for Konecranes leaders. You are curious about the future and actively up to date the latest in learning and leadership development, methods, and business environments. Lastly but not least, we believe with your expertise in leadership development, and daringly inspirational approach in collaborative projects together we will drive our organisation's growth and success.   


As our Leadership Development Specialist, you will:    

  • Further develop and coordinate Konecranes leadership development portfolio, ensure relevance and alignment with our organisational strategy and business goals.  
  • Gain insights from the talent process and ensure that the global learning and development portfolio effectively addresses these needs with appropriate solutions.  
  • Further develop leadership competencies, collaborate with talent management and HR teams to guide integration into development programs and assessment tools.  
  • Help further develop the Konecranes leadership framework and principles and blend them into our leadership development programs.  
  • Design and develop engaging learning solutions, including workshops, online modules, assessments, and case studies.  
  • Provide consulting and guidance on leadership development to ensure complete alignment with other programs, such as role-based training and Konecranes Way Academy.   
  • Manage external vendors, consultants, and experts to leverage their expertise and resources for program development and delivery.  
  • Plan delivery of global leadership development programs together with HR Shared Services.  
  • Evaluate program effectiveness, gather feedback, and continuously improve our offerings.  
  • Support all employees' learning needs at Konecranes, fostering a culture of continuous development and growth, including mentoring and coaching programs.  


The Team   

You will be working within the global Learning & Leadership Development team, which is part of global Talent Management and Engagement. Your role is highly connected, and you will be joining a collaborative environment and interact and build solid relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders (Competency centre, Business HR, Regional HR, Global HR Shared Services). You will report to the Director, Learning & Leadership Development.  


To achieve these goals, you: 

  • 5+ years of experience in leadership development on a global level  
  • Demonstrated expertise in the conceptual design, implementation, and comprehensive management of end-to-end leadership development programs with a successful track record 
  • Experience with developing coaching and mentoring programs is desirable  
  • Possess sound instructional design and curriculum development skills  
  • Have solid facilitation, presentation, and communication skills  


Our Offer to You  

Are you passionate about shaping leaders, fostering a culture of continuous growth, and driving organizational success? Look no further – your ideal opportunity awaits you at Konecranes :) You will have the opportunity to bring forward your own ideas and experience in our journey towards leadership excellence. As part of our team, you're guaranteed more than just a job – you'll find great colleagues, good laughs and exciting challenges and possibilities in an environment which allows you to grow and develop yourself and your skills further.   

We work in a hybrid mode. You are welcome to work within any of our offices in the European Union, or remotely in the same countries where we have an office.  


We look forward to hearing from you  

If you see yourself joining our community, taking a role in the global Learning & Leadership Development team, please submit your application with CV with a cover letter (max 300 words) on your latest leadership program (for new or experienced leaders), and your part in it. The deadline for application with a cover letter is 21st December 2023. Please note that we will start with interviews during the application period. For further information, please contact Carsten Wittmer - Director, Learning and Leadership Development, Tel: + 491622689003 or email: carsten.wittmer (at)  


And for any additional information about the recruitment process, please reach out to Katre Laan, Global TA Team Lead, email katre.laan (at)     



Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

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