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Manager, Learning Design (163578)

GA - Atlanta Corporate

  • Date Posted: Apr 29, 2022
  • Company: HOME DEPOT USA, INC
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Human Resources
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

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Position Description:

Position Purpose:

At The Home Depot, we help doers get more done. In order to do this, our Learning Design & Development team creates simple, relevant, and effective learning experiences for our orange-blooded associates. We have a strong team of instructional designers led by L&D leaders, and we’re looking to add to our leadership team.

That’s where you come in!

The Manager Learning Design (MLD) leads and develops a team of instructional designers and manages the design & development process. The MLD is a learner advocate, thought leader, collaborator, and problem-solver. The MLD combines relentless passion and focus to deliver excellent customer service and creative solutions.

 When you join The Home Depot, you join

  • our strong culture of 500,000 associates that live out our 8 Core Values every day
  • our commitment to our community and environment
  • a financially rock-solid company (we are a Fortune 18 company with $150B in sales and one of the largest e-commerce sites in the US)
  • Fortune’s #24 Most Admired Companies
  • one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity
  • a company offering competitive benefits and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career

Interested in being part of our team? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You believe in values-based leadership and have previous experience managing and developing a high-performance team of instructional designers
  • You are a collaborative partner who works as part of a team of learning experts that translate business needs into impactful learning experiences across a broad range of synchronous, asynchronous, and blended delivery methods
  • You are a trusted advisor and performance consultant on effective and leading-edge learning strategies
  • You practice L&D at scale by thinking globally and applying sustainable principles & practices
  • You are committed to a learner-centric approach with consumable, relevant training at the time a learner requires it (not too much, too little, too early, or too late)
  • You have experience with Agile Learning Development or the Successive Approximation Model (SAM).   
  • You are an experienced process and project manager: you move between big-picture planning and managing relevant detail, you have capacity to manage multiple projects, you prioritize and plan resources accordingly, and you are a clear communicator
  • You maintain an enthusiastic, positive, and flexible attitude and a drive for continuous improvement
Is this you? If so, we want to talk to you!

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
40%Reviewing incoming training projects from merchants and SSC functional groups
20%Review and design realistic project plans
20%Manage the relationship between vendors, merchants, funcitional groups and 3rd party production crews
10%Must be able to influence across a large cross section of management and functional groups to ensure learning deliverables are successfully completed.
10%Assess training effectiveness by reviewing level 1 evaluation data and making changes based on feedback

Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to a Sr Manager
Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.

Environmental Job Requirements:
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
2 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years experience managing a team to achieve organizational goals      
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior and Development, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or related field     
  • Experience in education or learning-related field, or similar work experience        
  • Advanced knowledge of instructional design and adult learning theories
  • Experience creating learning content that engages audiences using multiple modalities and learning approaches and how to adapt them to multiple contexts           
  • Ability to intuitively understand what the audience needs to know and how they should best consume it based on their context
  • Strong passion for new learning technology tools            
  • Basic knowledge of media development tools and processes      
  • Ability to communicate and present information to various groups within THD        
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills      

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Ability to take abstract ideas and convert them into meaningful learning objectives
Influences and persuades
Plans and Organizes
Communicates effectively
Makes Sound decisions
Ensures Quality

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.