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Learning & Development Manager

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As the largest pureplay adhesives company in the world, H.B. Fuller’s (NYSE: FUL) innovative, functional coatings, adhesives and sealants enhance the quality, safety and performance of products people use every day. Founded in 1887, with 2023 revenue of $3.5 billion, our mission to Connect What Matters is brought to life by more than 7,000 global team members who collaborate with customers across more than 30 market segments in over 140 countries to develop highly specified solutions that enable customers to bring world-changing innovations to their end markets.

Learning and Development Manager

Location: St. Paul, MN (U.S.A.), Portugal, Costa Rica or China.

The Learning and Development Manager reports to the Senior Manager of Learning and Development and has primary responsibility for development of the global learning programs, design, development, and management of learning and development programs, processes and resources. The role is global in scope and customer focused. Incumbent will interact with business leaders and Human Resource partners across business units and throughout the company.

There are no direct reports to this position.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Consults with business leaders and other key stakeholders to understand business strategy and goals and identify appropriate learning and development solutions.  Creates learning and development programs for H.B. Fuller.
  • Designs, develops and delivers/implements custom learning programs that are aligned with business strategy
  • Prepares program communication plans and associated communications; distributes to constituent groups
  • Evaluates enabling technology options (including LMS) and recommends cost effective, value added solutions that integrate with Human Capital Management and other systems
  • Partners with external consultants to design and deliver high impact programs to various constituent groups
  • Manages all vendor/consulting relationships including preparation of RFP, negotiation of contracts (in partnership with Sourcing and Law departments), creating service level agreements and acting on behalf of HBF as company liaison and representative
  • Develops program metrics; gathers, analyzes and summarizes data and makes appropriate recommendations to ensure high impact results
  • Manages and facilitates key learning programs

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Education or Instructional Design
  • Minimum five years’ experience in instructional design/development
  • Strong facilitation experience
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and application in a business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfy the needs of an audience with a wide range of management/leadership experience
  • Experience with a variety of evaluation techniques and methodologies
  • Familiarity with a variety of training mediums, i.e. web-based, web cast, classroom, reading and video (i.e. Articulate StoryLine, Intrepid)
  • Proficient in English
  • Experience with gap analysis and needs assessment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Demonstrated capacity to influence outcomes with/through others
  • Self starter, experience working independently
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate effectively across the organization
  • Travel required is domestic and internationally (2 to 3 times per year)

Preferred Requirements:

  • MA, in Business, Education or Instructional Design
  • Previous business and manufacturing experience

Physical Environment:
• Work is performed in an office environment (at home or on location) and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards.
• Repetitive motion typing with substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
• Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing & analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer and extensive reading.

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and proud to have created a collaborative culture where employees around the world are seen, heard, and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or marital status or status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected classification.

H.B. Fuller does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. To conduct business with H.B. Fuller, a written service agreement must be executed by Human Resources prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. Without a signed service agreement, H.B. Fuller shall not be obligated for payment of any fee or compensation.

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