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Director Learning & Development, Leadership Development (Remote - Based in Southern California)

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Work Designation: Work from Home

Position Summary:

This position will play a pivotal role in creating, launching, and sustaining an enterprise-wide leadership development platform. Through defined competencies, employee-owned leadership development, and manager-supported measurement and sustainment, this role will help build extraordinary leadership and a robust talent pipeline at Ventura Foods.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership Development Curriculum Build: Design and develop innovative, competency-based learning solutions aligned to the 70/20/10 model. Build programs and solutions to develop all leaders across levels and functions with consistent behaviors and skills. Create differential developmental offerings and experiences for key talent. Select and leverage external vendor partners as needed.
  • Leadership Development Program Execution: Facilitate learning through a variety of modalities, including live instructor-led training, virtual training, micro-learning, coaching/mentoring, etc. Work with SMEs and external vendor partners as needed. Communicate offerings and manage program participation, including nomination processes. Leverage external partners as needed.
  • Learning and Development Strategy: Analyze and diagnose enterprise-wide leadership learning needs to validate, execute, and sustain a multi-year leadership development roadmap. Ensure close alignment with business and HR strategies and stay informed of industry trends and best practices.
  • Internal Stakeholder Collaboration: Partner with internal business and HR teams to develop extraordinary leaders across the enterprise. Engage and influence senior leaders and their teams to build a culture of continuous earning and determine how L&D can help support their needs and initiatives. Collaborate with learning and development team members to ensure consistency in approach and solutions.
  • Competency Framework: Build and maintain a toolkit to support our new leadership competency model, including individual development planning tools and resources.
  • Assessment and Measurement:Assess leadership proficiency and measure the impact of leadership development programs on capabilities, behaviors, and business outcomes, including correlation to performance management and people planning process outcomes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field required with 7+ years progressive L&D experience, with most recently as a Corporate Learning & Development Manager or Director or similar position in training or talent.
  • Direct experience building enterprise-wide (company-wide) leadership and professional development strategies and solutions, as well as influencing cross-functional partners to lead change in a fast-paced, matrixed organization.
  • Ability to travel 15%, in North America.
  • Experience developing programs from scratch and comfortable working with "white space."
  • Comfortable using a variety of learning platforms and methods, including digital and blended learning.

  • Brea, CA is the preferred location (So. Cal), open to remote.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field. Master’s degree or professional certifications in learning and development are a plus.

  • Prior people leadership experience preferred.
  • Food manufacturing or CPG industry experience is desired.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to formulate and deliver strategies that build a culture of learning and development.
  • Communication: Exceptional verbal & written communication skills; effective executive presence and presentation skills.
  • Teamwork: Create collaborative interactions among partners (internal and external) that generate new ideas and solutions.
  • Adaptability: Comfortable navigating the org and working collaboratively across functions; strong ability to influence without authority; creative.
  • Results Driven: Strong project management skills, analytical, and has the ability to be proactive and prioritize against multiple projects and requests.
  • HR/Learning & Development Expertise: Demonstrated knowledge of HR and L&D disciplines and the talent lifecycle; extensive understanding of training methodologies, adult learning theories, learning technology, and measurement.
  • The ideal candidate will be a creative, strategic, persuasive, and analytical leader and thinker with proven leadership and collaboration skills.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $132,630.00 - $176,166.00 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position. The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates. Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography. Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.