Manager, Learning and Development - Manufacturing

SC Johnson Companies   •  

Racine, WI

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous


8 - 10 years

Posted 254 days ago

  by    Adam Rehrig

This job is no longer available.

SC Johnson is revolutionizing our approach to learning and development. Instead of relying solely on traditional ?training?, we are moving to a more holistic and continuous approach. Our Enterprise Learning organization will help our people develop, sustain, share, and apply knowledge and skills that have a measurable impact on SCJ people and business results.

As part of this effort, we are seeking a Manufacturing Learning and Development Manager who will be responsible for the development and implementation of the learning and development strategy at SCJ?s largest global manufacturing facility, Waxdale. This role will ensure the learning and development efforts of SCJ people support our objective to manufacture quality products efficiently and safely. We are seeking an ambitious, forward thinking talent development professional with manufacturing experience? ideally in a Lean Manufacturing environment. 

This role will work closely with the business and human resources to understand the business strategy and priorities to ensure that all learning interventions are aligned to the needs of the business. They will identify the root cause of talent development needs and performance issues and recommend innovative solutions that will remedy gaps in the most impactful and efficient way. Areas of focus will be technical development of employees on lean manufacturing processes, building high performance teams, and leadership development of manufacturing staff.

The Manufacturing Learning and Development Manager?s responsibilities will include supervising a team of manufacturing trainers and training coordinator(s) who design, coordinate, document, and maintain training for all manufacturing personnel. 


Learning & Development Strategy Execution

? Develop and deploy the Waxdale learning and development strategy, priorities, and resource allocation through collaboration with the business, HR, and the broader Enterprise Learning team.

? Identify and prioritize employee knowledge, skill, or behavior gaps to solve in order to drive the business strategy. Align with plant leaders and HR partners on the identified opportunities and priority order. 

? Understand the various roles throughout the manufacturing environment, inclusive of production (packaging lines, process roles, maintenance, and material handling) and assess the current training processes, methods, documentation, and training tracking supporting these roles.

? Execute impactful learning solutions that drive the business strategy by solving identified gaps through training that is standardized, effective, and repeatable. This will include designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining learning solutions appropriate for the diverse needs of a manufacturing organization.

? Evaluate the effectiveness of standard operating procedures and provide recommendations for changes needed to improve understanding and adoption.

? Ensure that employees complete all necessary training to be compliant with all regulatory requirements and create a process to properly document this training. 

? Develop a process to determine when an employee is certified to do each role on the line and ensure that meticulous records are kept so that we know how many people are certified to perform each role on each line. 

? Coordinate and track annual training plans at an individual and group level. 

?Partner withHR to determine how training completion relates to being qualified for different roles and any impact on compensation.

? Understand plant leadership development opportunities and recommend training solutions to advance leadership capabilities in front line managers.

? Establish a clear communication and marketing strategy to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources. 

? Promote learning best-practice sharing and collaboration across SCJ?s manufacturing facilities.

?Network with L&D industry thought leaders to identify and adopt leading L&D practices, training content, and seek to implement at Waxdale, as appropriate.

? Stay current on learning theory, technology, instructional design, delivery methods, and best practices. 

Supervisory Responsibility

? Supervise a team of 5-8 manufacturing trainers and training coordinator(s).

? Develop and monitor spending against training across the site, by department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position that supports a manufacturing environment therefore some night and weekend work may be required.


?Bachelor?s Degreerequired, relevant certifications and/or Master?s degreepreferred.

?8+ years in learning and talent development in a manufacturing environment. Supervisory, CPG, and lean manufacturing experience a plus.

? Ability to perform needs analysis and prescribe, develop, and implement impactful learning solutions.

? Strong consulting and change management skills.

? Demonstrated ability to build credibility with and challenge stakeholders to drive initiatives.

? Knowledge of and practical experience in applying behavioral, performance and learning best practices and theories, especially in a manufacturing environment.

? Strong communication skills including written, spoken and multi-media.

? Ability to build and maintain effective relationships; ability to build trust with partners and gain buy-in to take accountable action.

?Experience working in a global organization where interaction across functions, regions and business units is key to success.

? Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, WebEx Training Center, Workday, Skype for Business, and Learning Management Systems (LMS) desired.

? Ability to travel to facilitate best practice sharing and standardization across manufacturing plants and other relevant sites.