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Sr. HR Manager - Learning & Development (Kuwaiti National)

Date: 09-Sep-2022

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Summary: 

A key HR business partner working closely with BU Executive Teams and HR Leadership Team to translate business strategy / plans into value-add Learning and Development solutions. He/she is responsible for the design, development and deployment of enterprise-wide Learning and Development strategies and plans that visibly contribute to driving competitive advantage.

 

He/she will partner with HR Business Partners and organization leaders to make a vital contribution to business and growth strategies through the definition, alignment and deployment of Learning and Development initiatives, particularly in the areas of management and leadership development and change management  as well as processes, standards and measurements; designs and develops organization improvement-related services and programs for BU and/or enterprise-wide implementation.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with selected business & HR stakeholders to determine development needs and strategy that ensures employees have the competencies and experiences necessary to achieve Company performance goals; ensures alignment with other HR process, policy and business rule changes.
  • Builds strategy and drives development, deployment and measurement of an aligned approach to management development and assessment for newly appointed, mid and senior levels of management using all modes of delivery, including technology, to balance the quality of development with the cost of delivery. 
  • Introduces innovative and leading edge management and leadership development programs designed to meet specific individual, business unit, and corporate needs, consistent with the human resources planning and business strategy efforts of AI.
  • Establishes metrics and criteria for delivering services, monitors performance against these, and manages customer expectations regarding service delivery capabilities and results. 
  • Establishes and reinforces compliance with enterprise-wide processes, standards and goals for needs assessment, design, delivery, deployment and measurement of workforce development systems and solutions; ensures alignment with internal audit, HR and other relevant governance/control criteria.
  • Work closely with the Data Analytics team to collect and aggregate data and translate those data into insights through data analysis that drives deliberate action plans at the appropriate levels.
  • Drives identification and development of relevant management systems, processes and tools that enable managers to optimize individual and team performance and engagement. Leverages intuitive technology solutions that provide easy-to-use team performance and engagement tools.
  • Works with internal stakeholders to develop and execute vendor management strategies and agreements for the provision of selected global services. Considered expert in global best practice human resource development products, vendors, services, etc.; attends conferences, seminars and key opinion leader events to stay current.
  • Builds and maintains relationships/networks with global/regional business and HR Leaders/Key Opinion Leaders, as well as external partners (e.g. business consultants, business school faculty, etc.).  Evangelizes and champions individual, team and Company development initiatives.
  • Serves as coach, advisor and expert in developing team knowledge, practices and benchmarking; keeps team abreast of new developments in field; considered expert with latest research, best practices, methodologies and trends.
  • Manages L&D budget to ensure fiscal responsibility; monitors financial performance and recommends resources based on analysis of expected costs, benefits and understanding of business goals; achieves planned objectives with budgeted resources.
     

 

Position Qualifications:

The Sr. Manager, Learning and Development needs to have a successful track record working as an HR Leader at the Executive level, possessing both superior intellect and executive presence. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the Learning and Development arena, with a demonstrated track record of successfully translating business development requirements into high-impact Learning and Development solutions.

 

He/she is an influential leader with the ability to present new strategies and proposals in a compelling manner; an agile, strategic thinker who can strike the right balance between strategy and tactical planning and with the ability to execute flawlessly. This person will have extensive experience of working within complex international, multi-cultural organizations and is a self-initiating, independent thinker, who demonstrates a high degree of adaptability, flexibility and global mindset.

 

 

Experience:

  • 8-10 years’ experience in Learning & Development.
  • Multi-industry experience is desirable.
  • Well developed understanding of the business environment and associated contemporary issues in Learning and Development.
  • Proven record of working as a cross-BU partner with line management in the design and implementation of effective and efficient Learning & Development solutions. 
  • Experience transforming and driving change across a complex, dynamic, matrix organization. 

 

Education:

  • Position requires a Bachelors degree in HR Management, Psychology, Organization Development, Business Administration or related field.
  • Advanced degree in HR Management, Psychology, Organization Development, Business Administration or Business Administration (MBA) a plus.
  • Learning and Development/Leaders Assessment/Coaching-related certifications a plus (e.g. MBTI, Firo B, Trainer Skills, etc).