Learning and Development Specialist

WhiteWave Foods, Inc. - Mount Crawford, VA (30+ days ago)3.8

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

Position Description: The Learning & Development Supervisor will lead the design, development, and delivery of courses, as well as the management of training metrics and resources in support of the company’s overall business objectives. All learning strategies must be aligned to drive growth and innovation, strengthen organizational performance and resilience, and continually develop critical skills, knowledge and capabilities. This position will partner with multiple cross functional teams to maintain focus on the needs of the business.

Manages the design, development and roll-out of learning content including delivery of selected courses
Identifies gaps between ideal and actual performance required to meet organizational business needs and determines performance deficiencies; aligns learning solutions with business goals
Measures and analyzes effectiveness of learning and performance improvement solutions and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement with an emphasis on performance metrics including behavioral change and business results
Evolves a learning culture in various levels and functions within WhiteWave Foods as well as embedding a development mindset
Acts as a partner with business leaders to provide L&D support to achieve the business objectives
Performs general program support in a proactive manner to ensure successful learning events, including acting as a point of contact for programs and answering logistical and content related questions
Translates strategies into objectives and metrics within training materials that provide skills and knowledge application
Establishes and maintains good working relationships with Subject Matter Experts
Develops effective assessments and reviews
Effectively utilizes ability to link subject to application and builds links within program as well as pre and post work
Provides overviews on materials to facilitators/trainers; assists trainers in learning exercises and materials
Supervision of the Learning Management System (LMS) and related learning technology platforms
Manage external vendors who supply e-learning content and delivery expertise to support WhiteWave curriculum.
Own respective QMS standard and execute all processes, including all documentation specification requirements.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Organizational Development or related discipline
Advanced degree a plus
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of learning and development experience in a corporate/manufacturing/technological environment
Experience with Cornerstone LMS or LMS implementation preferred
Experience working with virtual learning platforms and building digital/virtual learning programs a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of learning principles, tools, technology and practices
Strong project management skills
Strong interpersonal, facilitation, communication, and influencing skills
Excellent multi-tasking, organization, and time-management skills
Sound business acumen with corresponding analytical and judgment skills
Strong customer focus with ability to foster effective cross-functional partnerships
SALARY: Danone North America offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts Danone North America rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.