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Learning and Development Specialist

Learning and Development Specialist

Learning and Development Specialist

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Castlebar, Mayo

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Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists have an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about Learning and Organisational Development for a growing manufacturing company located in Castlebar, Mayo.

The role will play a pivotal role in creating an environment on continuous learning and development in the organisation. It will involve working cross-functionally to understand the learning and development needs of various functions and departments and will contribute to a team of experts to design, implement and scale learning programs that align with the companies commitment to ongoing growth.

The L&D Specialist most critical work will be focused on building the company talent through in-person and virtual training experiences for their Castlebar and European teams supporting instructional design, and coaching staff to greater effectiveness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Understand the learning needs of our various departments and develop custom training and development strategies for those teams. Leverage internal and/or external resources to create professional and compelling learning experiences.
  • Operationalize and scale L&D programs for the Castlebar and European team members.
  • Determine and facilitate the best learning methods for various learning needs and cultural differences, including in-person/virtual instructor led trainings (ILTs), or digital learning tools.
  • Deliver a multi-level leadership development training program to support all experience levels within the Castlebar and European leadership teams.
  • Monitor and measure the success and effectiveness of L&D plans and initiatives while helping employees to extract maximum benefit from learning opportunities.
  • Disseminate tribal knowledge by assisting departments in standardizing and documenting processes and procedures. Develop and maintain learning materials that aide in dissemination tribal knowledge across the organization.
  • Coach and support supervisors and managers in one-on-one and classroom settings in team leadership, employee learning and development, performance management (e.g. annual performance reviews and Performance improvement Plans), and career pathing.
  • Contribute to major company change and implementation initiatives by providing expert insights into the learning and adoption needs of employees. Develop and deliver training experiences that support the roll-out of new initiatives and platforms.


Qualifications, Education & Experience include;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience facilitating, designing training content, and coaching employees at all levels of an organization preferred.
  • Skilled facilitator and communicator with experience leading objective-driven training. Ability to facilitate engaging group discussions with diverse audiences and creatively adapts to various learning styles. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, planning, and communication skills. Influential partner with an ability to collaborate cross-functionally with all levels of management and across all geographies.
  • Inquisitive, self-motivated, strategic, and proactive, with an ability to see tasks through to completion.
  • Effective project management skills and ability to adapt and learn quickly in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong understanding of the adult learner experience and ways to deploy a variety of learning methods and strategies.
  • Experience successfully coaching leaders and individual contributors through a development process.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality when dealing with employee matters & information.
  • Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential or equivalent certification preferred.

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