Learning and Development Manager

29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to stretching strategic people plans, a superb opening has arisen to join Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) as a Learning and Development Manager (Training) on a permanent basis. Working as part of the Associate and Organisational Development team, this is an opportunity to lead a small team, drive change and manage new projects to enhance our learning and development provision within a large business.

Main responsibilities:

• Engaging collaboratively with stakeholders to provide high quality, timely and audience appropriate development.
• Review current activities and recommend improvements to support the achievement of the strategic people plans.
• Helping Aassociates achieve their potential through the delivery of effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, teams and the business.
• Leading, coaching and developing the team of five reports.
• Working collaboratively across the Associate and Organisational Development Tteam to support the delivery of annual and mid-term business plans.
• Managing budget for areas of responsibility.
• Preparing and reporting data and management of Associate and Organisation Development quality management systems.
• Providing oversight of other functions' training to maintain standards and providing coaching where required.
Team Responsibilities
• Managing the provision of a broad range of development activities including; personal development, mandatory and compliance training, e-learning content.
• Identifying, organising and delivering on-going and new learning requirements in line with business plan or ad-hoc requirements, and conducting effective evaluation.
• Coordination of e-learning, lineside (e.g. Toolbox talks), and classroom courses / workshops / directly or via others e.g. external providers, Team Leaders, Health and Safety Representatives.
• Developing and managing e-learning content, system utilisation and reporting.
• Proactively managing external suppliers, evaluating their performance against agreed measures and demonstrating return on investment.
• Maintaining systems and accurate training records, including expiration reports.
• Managing quality systems documentation and the supporting quality audits.
• Designing induction and as required delivering induction.
• Supporting other Associate and Organisational Development team members with activities e.g. school events, career fairs, apprenticeship activity.
• Managing the Team Leader Readiness Programme and similar future programmes in conjunction with the Leadership and Performance Manager.
• Management and updating of relevant policies e.g. study aid.
• Systems development and support to projects such as SAP development, and new HR systems.
• Providing administrative support e.g. training event organisation, updating systems, associate participation administration.

To be considered for the position of Learning and Development Manager you must have:

• Previous experience implementing change with a strategic approach
• Demonstrable experience across the full learning and development cycle
• Experience managing a team and effective people management skills
• Great communication skills that are engaging and confident
• Experience in designing / delivering / managing blended learning programmes that encourage Associates to acquire new skills and knowledge covering all learning styles
• A collaborative style and ability to build good working relationship with a variety of stakeholders
• The experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks within tight deadlines
• An understanding of the production environment
• Ideally, hold a CIPD qualification or can demonstrate a solid professional development record.

What Honda can offer you:

A competitive salary of GBP50K+, 25 days' holiday, a car, optional 2nd car at discounted rate, bonus, local discounts, medical and dental plan, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all Honda products at a generously discounted rate.

What Honda wants from you:

No two days are the same and you will need to be able to react and change priorities at very little notice. The ability to self-manage your workload and have high level organisation skills is essential. Strong communication skills are a must as you will have exposure to all levels of the business.

About Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM)

A place where dreams become a reality. Everyday our plant in Swindon produces 790 cars - about 1 every 67 seconds. That figure is down to the hard work and dedication of our passionate and talented Associates. Just like its predecessors, the brand new Honda Civic is being built here in Swindon too and it's more than just the quietest, smoothest and strongest performing Civic yet. It's also a testament to every person and part that makes it possible

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