Director, IT Training and Development
Global Services - Portland, ME

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Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury.

Headquartered in Chattanooga Tennessee, Unum has significant U.S. operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts and Glendale, California with 35 field offices nationwide.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities

Oversees the analysis, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of IT/technical training solutions, which may include classroom instruction, virtual learning opportunities, on-line resources, etc. for blended learning approaches.
Participates in the start up, initial strategy development and leadership of high profile and complex corporate or cross functional initiatives that could include working with key external partners/vendors.
Ensures training initiatives and priorities are aligned with IT and business priorities by working closely with business area leadership.
Performs a leadership role on department and corporate task force initiatives, working closely with management and peers (e.g., may serve on UUS Training Leadership Council and/or partner with other Heads of Training to influence direction of development across company.
Responsible for the compilation, reporting and analysis of training metrics to assure appropriate return on investment.
Leads team of direct reports comprised of professional level positions and support staff. Performs workforce planning, selection, management and ongoing development of training staff.
Establishes and oversees area budget; responsible for expense management.
Creates and sustains a high performing work environment that engages training staff. Mentors and develops training staff.
May perform other duties as assigned.

BS in Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Organization Development or similar training related fields or equivalent related work experience is required.
Five years management experience strongly preferred. Proven track record as strong people leader, with coaching, mentoring and management skills.
5-7 years experience in insurance or business related environment. Demonstrated understanding of the market/business issues and ability to transfer training strategy into measurable business results in influencing business direction.
5-7 years experience in training, adult education or organizational design. Understands and applies core tenants of training design/methodology and adult learning principles. Synthesizes good instructional design with alternative delivery methods.
Excellent collaboration, effective relationship building, communication and influencing skills
Strong organizational skills to effectively define and manage initiatives. Effective time management and execution (implementation), facilitation and presentation abilities.
Strong analytical skill and ability to think critically.
Superior track record in managing multiple, concurrent projects, adapting easily to new, different, or changing situations, requirements or priorities.
Meets the standards for this position, as defined in the Talent Management Framework.
Unum offers world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

Unum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual orientation.

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