Sr. Learning & Development Manager, Americas

Published
February 18, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

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Learning & Development Manager, Americas Work Mode Remote LocationRemote at Kohler, WI Opportunity The Sr. Learning & Development Manager, Americas leads learning and development (L&D) within the Americas region, identifying, developing, and implementing learning solutions against business specific and enterprise opportunities while ensuring alignment to the global learning strategy.This position will work closely with Talent Leadership, HR Business Partners, and the Sr. Learning & Facilitation Manager – Americas to provide learning solutions that generate measurable results and foster a culture of continuous learning and growth within Kohler.Specific Responsibilities StrategyDevelop and own the Americas region L&D strategy.Work in partnership with business leaders, HRBPs, and other stakeholders to identify regional needs through a learning needs analysis.Ensure alignment with global L&D and Talent strategies and identify key performance indicators (KPIs) that will be used to measure effectiveness of solutions. PartnerAct as the Talent and L&D Community of Excellence (COE) liaison/partner to the region’s leaders and stakeholders.Regularly communicate with HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and HR Managers to stay abreast of business needs, partner on solutions, and share L&D and Talent offerings and resources—both global and regional.This role will be the region’s main point of contact for regional L&D and Talent needs. Create synthesisIdentify and maintain synergy of regional L&D solutions with all Talent initiatives (e.g. leadership programs; diversity, equity, and inclusion programs; talent management processes), Kohler’s mission, and Kohler’s Bold Leader behavioural competencies.Effectively explain the relationship between regional/business specific solutions and the broader Talent strategy and organizational goals and needs.Motivate stakeholders to buy-in to solutions that achieve local and enterprise business goals. SolutionsPartner with the Sr. Learning & Facilitation Manager - Americas to design and deliver best-in-class, modern L&D solutions that meet local and enterprise stakeholder needs.Incorporate best practices and delivery methodologies/channels that engage stakeholders and achieve desired learning outcomes.Benchmark against internal (Kohler’s other regional L&D teams) and external L&D providers. Communication/PromotionDevelop regional communication strategy to promote learning offerings and resources through appropriate communication channels and in partnership with the HR communications team.Align with other regions on approach and timing.MeasureWork with our Learning measurement partner, Metrics-that-Matter to measure regional programs effectiveness.Maintain metrics dashboard on learning initiatives and report out regularly on regionals KPIs. Grow Learning CultureReinforce associate ownership of development to drive a learning culture and create a “pull” (versus “push”) learning environment.This includes promoting the usage of our digital learning solutions, LinkedIn Learning and the Franklin Covey Impact Platform. Work with the Early Careers team and the Sr. Learning & Facilitation Manager to identify possible local university partnerships to bring certificate and degree programs to Kohler. External Consultant Engagement & ManagementPartner with the Sr. Learning & Facilitation Manager – Americas to identify and manage external regional consultants/vendors/institutions to deliver solutions as applicable.Create and monitor cost and effectiveness measures, adjusting as needed. Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology and industry best practices through ongoing education, networking, and reading L&D media. Skills/Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Learning & Development, Instructional Design, Adult Education, Organizational Psychology or related field.Master’s degree or professional certifications in learning and development are a plus. 8+ years of experience in learning and development Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels. Strong understanding of adult learning theory, instructional design principles, and best practices in learning evaluation. Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Proficiency in learning management systems (LMS) , e-Learning platforms, and virtual learning tools a plus. Software knowledge of Articulate a plus. Bilingual capabilities, such as fluency in Spanish, are highly preferred. Experience in global program management is a plus.Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $113,900 - $145,550. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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