The Manager of Learning & Development will lead efforts to build learning and development programs for our technical and professional workforce. This is a creative, hands-on role with leadership and supplier management responsibility. The Manager of L&D will oversee all training activities at the site and build a strategic roadmap focused on creating lasting, evolving programs that meet the business's needs and fuel a culture of learning. In addition, this seasoned leader will develop a deep understanding of the business to create training programs that evolve, develop, and drive the broader talent management strategy for the organization.
> Acts as an effective people manager; supporting morale, engagement and career development.
> Facilitates planning and resource deployment for learning and development team and initiatives.
> Sets direction and manages the instructional design processes.
> Builds and sustains lasting relationships with business leaders.
> Conducts Training Needs Analysis to identify and prioritize company learning needs.
> Builds and leads the team to establish and execute learning strategy that supports business and talent management priorities - from learning needs assessments through new program development, including contributions to program evaluation, and program sustainment or enhancement.
> Identifies strong external vendors in the marketplace, establishes relationships with them, and deploys them as needed.
> Effectively balances decisions based on critical factors (e.g., current workloads, budgets, capabilities).
> Leverages best learning practices, standards, and processes to ensure that value is created through development and deployment of work products.
> Ability to effectively facilitate learning solutions and train the trainer sessions as needed.
> Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Organizational Development, Leadership, Adult Learning, or related field strongly preferred.
> 8-10 years of Learning and Development experience in roles responsible for organizational development, leadership and people development.
> Experience and applied knowledge of instructional design and e-Learning methodologies and tools.
> Thoughtful leadership and strong management capabilities.
> Professional curiosity, self-starter, ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively, and integrate with the broader HR team in a fast-paced, changing environment.
> Strong proven track record of leading larger, complex projects using standard project management practices and tools.
> Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication, and consulting skills.
> Has a track record of designing, developing, and implementing high impact learning solutions, using a variety of innovative approaches.
> Ability to assess needs, influence, collaborate, deliver and partner with all levels, including senior leadership.
> Strategic, enterprise-wide and systems thinking.
> Attention to detail and the ability to deliver a well thought-out strategy and accurate product/presentation.
> Formal presentation and facilitation skills.
> Strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes.
> Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
> Experience working with a learning management system (LMS) and knowledge of learning authoring tools and learning applications.
> Must be authorized to work in the US.
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