Director, Learning & Development, Plant Operations

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

irector, Learning & Development, Plant Operations Work Mode Remote Location Remote Opportunity The Director of Learning & Development for Plant Operations leads skills training for manufacturing employees at Kohler's plants worldwide. This role analyzes plant skills needs, designs impactful training strategies, builds stakeholder commitment, and develops deployment roadmaps. You will partner with the Kohler Talent Academy and business leaders to prioritize needs and effectively deploy training. By ensuring plant associates and leaders have relevant, effective learning opportunities, you will contribute to professional growth and enhanced plant performance. The focus is delivering great plant training experiences that build Global Operations' strategic capabilities. Through collaborative partnerships to develop, launch and govern training implementations across all sites, this role helps Kohler plants globally develop the skills for success. Specific Responsibilities Create the learning product strategy and collaborate with HR (Plant) Leaders, Plant Managers and Supply Chain leadership to gather and prioritize the product backlog, align learning initiatives with business objectives, and ensure the learning content meets the specific needs of plant employees. Establish strong partnerships to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of the skills-based learning initiatives. Ensure alignment of learning product strategy with overall Kohler Learning mission, vision and roadmap. Create skills-based learning experiences for plant employees that aligns with the identified skill needs. This involves a broad and innovative set of learning methods, such as instructor-led training, job aids, videos, or digital learning modules, etc. to enhance the skill development and performance of plant employees. Partner across the Kohler Talent Academy, HRBPs and business teams (where applicable) to ensure effective delivery of the skills-based learning experience. This includes coordinating training sessions, monitoring the effectiveness of the content delivery methods, and making necessary adjustments to improve learner engagement and outcomes. Embed evaluation mechanisms to measure the effectiveness and impact of the skills-based learning content. Collect feedback from plant employees, HR (Plant) leaders, and other stakeholders to identify additional/changing plant skills requirements, areas for improvement and make iterative enhancements to the learning materials. Leverage learning technology platforms and tools to enhance the delivery and accessibility of the skills-based learning content. Partner with KTA team to stay updated on the latest learning technologies and tools and identify opportunities to integrate them into instructional design and delivery. Continuously assess and improve the plant skills-based learning content to ensure its relevance, accuracy, and effectiveness. Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in skills development and incorporate innovative approaches into the learning materials. Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders, including plant managers, HR (Plant) leaders, and Enterprise and Supply Chain leadership, to understand their requirements, gain support, and ensure the alignment of skill learning initiatives with organizational goals. Effectively communicate the value and impact of skills-based learning content. Skills/Requirements Bachelor’s degree is required, and Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of ten years’ experience in a Talent or Learning & Development leadership role within a Global manufacturing organization. Demonstrated, end-to-end project/program management experience conception and initiation, planning, execution, performance/monitoring, and project close. Strong facilitation skills and experience driving talent/learning initiatives and building relationships that gain buy-in and commitment to the value of development initiatives. Ability to establish credibility and build collaborative partnerships with all levels of management and individuals across a broad range of business groups Experience in aligning projects, tasks, and goals with departmental and organizational strategy Excellent written, visual, and interpersonal communication skills May be up to 40% travel global and domestically.Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $134,700 - $173,200. 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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