Vice President, Employee-Customer e-Learning and Development
Affinnova - Waltham, MA

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About Affinnova
Affinnova is a global provider of software and services used by brands to dramatically improve their innovation and marketing success rate. Using Affinnova’s technology, marketers can explore a wider creative space of possible product, messaging and design ideas and use predictive analytics and consumer-driven insights to identify what will perform best in market. Our patented optimization platform can be applied to everything from product concepts and packaging, mobile applications, Web sites, brand positioning, advertising and retail store layouts. Leading organizations including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Citibank leverage Affinnova’s technology to achieve greater profits and fuel innovation. For more, visit www.affinnova.com .

Corporate Culture
Our philosophy at Affinnova is simple: you cannot revolutionize the way global companies innovate with anything less than an all-star team. We believe in smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a proven record of success and have great potential to grow. We believe that collaboration supercharges the performance of people resulting in a dynamic workplace, the best outcomes for our clients and continuous improvement in what we do.

Position Description
The Vice President, Employee-Customer e-Learning and Development will lead and build Affinnova’s global e-Learning and development function. This person will be responsible for developing content and delivering learning programs that enables growth in both employee competencies and customer adoption. Specifically, you will:

Lead and build the e-Learning and Development team that is capable of meeting the current and future needs of the company
Work with executives to identify key employee and customer needs that drive the most systemic value creation for the company
Collaborate with experts and leverage resources inside and outside the company to co-create content that is comprehensive, correct and actionable
Develop content that enables the training & development of employees globally in foundational competencies and emerging skills due to expanding product line
Develop content that enables learning programs for customers to drive adoption of the company’s technology and is recognized as the industry standard
Design programs including web only, blended services and social learning that are effective, scalable and sustainable
Empower managers and facilitate a network of trainers that can effectively deliver learning programs across the company’s employees and customers
Define success metrics linked to employee development and customer adoption and regularly measure progress

Reports to
This position reports directly to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer while also working closely with the CEO, sales leaders and product development

Candidate Profile and Required Skills
We are seeking a rare cross between a sales focused advocate and an organizational learning expert. Here are some of the specific aspects that we are looking for in the ideal candidate:

Customer Advocate – Track record of successfully developing e-Learning, classroom and mixed media training services programs that drive customer adoption
Training & Development – Experience effectively scaling training and development programs in rapidly growing and evolving organizations
Depth of Experience – Career progression that includes hands on content creation, training roles and product development highly valued
Technology Leadership – Expertise in web and social technologies that can drive or augment learning and development
Organizational Leadership – Track record of directly leading and building strong teams and effectively collaborating to influence the outcomes of the entire organization
Smart and Curious – With an ever expanding product portfolio and rapidly evolving job functions, the VP must be a versatile thinker who gets charged up by all the new challenges
Flexible and Resourceful – In a high-growth, dynamic business, this role will demand flexibility and resourcefulness. The right VP seeks out and thrives in such environments.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

Currently leading e-Learning and related services for a growing technology company
Will consider senior management consultants from talent and organizational effectiveness practices with the appropriate experience

Education

Undergraduate degree in Education, Technology or Organizational Development or related field; Educational credentials that cross disciplines valued
High academic achievement (GPA – 3.5+)

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