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Director of Learning and Development in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Overview

The Director of Learning & Development will assess training and development needs and create solutions that enhance and sustain DSC’s talent and leadership capability. This position will be critical to enabling organizational performance and effectiveness by implementing strategies and programs focused on continuous learning and development. The Director will collaborate with senior leaders to implement talent initiatives that engage, align, develop and retain the necessary talent to achieve DSC’s strategic goals.

Position Responsibilities

Design & Development

  • Partner with the VP, Human Resources to establish organizational development and talent management strategies that will ensure leadership continuity and career progression for employees
  • Conduct organizational needs analyses, collaborating with business unit leaders, and recommend proposed solutions to meet business challenges
  • Design innovative learning and development programs to strengthen individual skills and competencies, and drive a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Leverage state of the art instructional design methods to deliver engaging, outcome driven learning experiences

Delivery, Facilitation & Project Management

  • Expertly facilitate training programs and blended solutions
  • Manage the successful delivery of projects and initiatives using an effective balance of internal and external resources
  • Manage outside training vendor relationships and oversee the implementation of training courses designed by outside vendors, ensuring alignment with DSC objectives
  • Establish pre-training and post-training metrics, training evaluation tools, program effectiveness assessments and address needs for improvement where necessary
  • Lead the Performance Management Process and ensure it delivers against the requirements of a fair and objective measurement of employee performance, is simple and efficient, and drives a performance based organizational culture

Learning Administration

  • Lead the effort to research, select and implement a Learning Management System
  • Create and maintain learning events and activities; maintain course descriptions, calendars, rosters, and schedules
  • Identify opportunities to streamline, simplify, and improve learner / participant experiences

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related area
  • 10 years of experience in developing and delivering talent development and training programs, including leadership development and performance management
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to build strong relationships across all levels within the organization
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Experience using a variety of e-learning approaches; basic abilities in Articulate, Captivate or other e-learning development tools


  • Master’s degree
  • Previous experience starting up a training function

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office and computer equipment.