As a company we need the right mix of talented and experienced production and commercial managers, technology experts (R&D, Engineering, IS…), functional managers (Finance, HR, Legal, EHS…) together with general managers who have acquired experience in different domains.
New challenges and learning opportunities are the best way of guaranteeing employability throughout a career.
The career development approaches used to achieve these goals are job broadening or increasing job responsibilities, project work, network participation, and job rotation within one functional family or between businesses, functions or units.
Internal mobility within Umicore is based on the following principles:
- Talent has to be managed at the service of to the entire corporation, not to one specific unit or function
- Every individual has a responsibility to take his/her career development in his/her own hands
- The company offers guidance, opportunities and resources to maintain employability throughout a managers' career
- Umicore looks for a balance between developing competencies internally and attracting competencies from outside