Learning and Development Program Manager
Cargill 837 reviews - Wayzata, MN

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Learning and Development Program Manager



Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.


This role is responsible for managing the delivery of development programs for the functional areas (e.g. Plant Operations, Finance, and HR). This position is responsible for achieving key measures such

as program quality, business impact and budgetary expectations. Other important aspects of this role include project management, facilitation, ensuring appropriate and cost effective delivery methods, and the execution of a robust measurement strategy. This position is responsible for the alignment of the development programs with the respective functional talent strategy and reports to the Functions Learning Leader.

Principal Accountabilities:
40% - Delivery Management - Manage scheduling, resource and logistical planning of ongoing and new functional development programs. Proactively identify, secure and/or prepare resources such as program materials, facilitation support, senior leader involvement, coaching, and mentoring to ensure the programs are effectively executed.

20%- Instructional Design & Development: Responsible for the design and development of instructor-led and technology-enabled curriculum utilizing our educational methodology. Designs and develops in a range of learning solutions, applicable in a global environment (i.e., classroom, eLearning, blended solutions, etc.) that address business and performance needs. Designs cost effective and scalable solutions that are practical and creative in the respective business environment. In addition, is responsible for the management and quality of output by 3rd Party contractors assigned to projects.

20% - Project Management: Takes personal responsibility for project performance by actively monitoring progress and proactively communicating with key stakeholders and constituencies in order to quickly resolve issues impacting quality/time/budget through leverage of internal project management tools. (Project Charter, Project Status Report, Stakeholder Analysis, Change Management, Communication plan, etc.).

20% - Client Consulting: Responsible for consulting with clients to scope needs and identify possible learning solutions based on needs. Uses an iterative process to frequently check with the client or target audience to get feedback and make appropriate adjustments.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resource, learning/ educational field, or equivalent experience

Minimum 5 years work experience with adult learning solutions, using a systematic, but practical approach of analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation in variety of delivery methods

Proven experience in building content delivered to global audiences using e-learning and virtual classroom formats

Demonstrated business and global acumen at all levels of the organization

Ability to influence without authority

Capacity to work collaboratively within a virtual, global team environment

Strong interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills (both verbal and written)

Demonstrated ability to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and value

Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as to get quality work done through others

Demonstrated conceptual strength and strategic thinking skills

Ability to work in a high energy, learning environment where resiliency and timely turnaround of quality work is essential

Capacity to work within a virtual, global team environment

Proven creativity and openness to new approaches and emerging change

Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally

Technical proficiency in e-learning authoring tools

Experience in working with competency models, curriculum alignment and competency assessment techniques

Advanced degree in learning/educational field

Experience operating in regions outside of North America

Experience developing in Captivate, Articulate, Flash or other e-learning tools

Demonstrated global acumen at all levels of the organization

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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