Director, Talent Development
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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Director, Talent Development ID 2021-15885 Job Locations
US-VA-Smithfield Category Human Resources Type Full-Time FLSA
Status Exempt Shift Corporate - Day Shift Adv. IndSPR-Human
Resources Job Locations US-VA-Smithfield Your Opportunity The
Director of Talent Development heads the entire learning and
training department and is responsible for the assessment,
identification and coordination of the company's development,
learning and training. The Director of Talent Development actively
searches, creatively designs, and implements effective methods for
enhancing development and learning. The Director of Talent
Development is responsible for the creation, implementation, and
improvement of all corporate company-wide learning efforts. The
performance of the business is highly dependent on the training and
support from the department; therefore, the Director monitoring the
activities of the department must be highly experienced, motivated,
and dedicated to quality learning and training across the company.
About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in--Smithfield, Va.--since
1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000
European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food.
Responsibly. -- " and have made us one of the world's leading
vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered
sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many
industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon
impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to
end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food
servings to our neighbors in need.--Smithfield--boasts a portfolio
of high-quality iconic brands, such as--Smithfield -- , Eckrich --
--and Nathan's Famous -- , among many others. For more information,
visit www.smithfieldfoods.com , and connect with us on Facebook ,--
Twitter ,-- LinkedIn --and-- Instagram . Core Responsibilities
- Responsible for all activities of the department and identifies
the company's development and learning needs ensuring consistency
with core competencies and goals.
- Partner across functional areas to drive connectivity between
development needs and other aspects of the talent lifecycle.
- Plans, organizes, and leads training programs, ensuring proper
execution at all levels of the department and ensures consistency
in the delivery and application of training standards across the
company while overseeing the planning, prioritization, and
development of new training programs and initiatives.
- Conducts analyses to identify and define present and future
training needs. Steers follow-up studies on all completed training
programs to evaluate and measure results and draw reports for
senior HR management and key stakeholders.
- Monitors and communicates all training results with various
levels of the organization to identify development and training
gaps as well as providing recommendations to enhance the training
strategy to achieve desired results.
- Plays a strategic role for approving and developing effective
training programs and materials, making regular modifications to
programs where necessary. Is a strategic advisor in the development
and documentation of the training path for key positions within the
- Conducts research, approves, and makes further recommendations
for appropriate learning management systems and databases.
- Collaborates with other human resources departmental directors
in defining strategies as well as other departmental heads and
managers ensuring proper execution of ongoing training programs to
achieve the desired results and ultimately improve the overall
performance of the company.
- Stays abreast with the latest instructional technologies
through the establishment of personal networks, attendance of
workshops, reviewing of professional publications, and
participation in professional industry associations. Introduce the
latest and most applicable trends in learning and training to
maintain and update training programs within the Company. The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other
duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to
perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year
college or university in Training & Development, Education, Human
Resources, Psychology, Business or relevant field and 10+ years of
relevant experience, required.
- Master's Degree, preferred.
- Minimum 5+ years' experience in team development and/or
- Proven experience in training and development in a
manufacturing environment, required.
- Experience with learning management systems, required.
- Able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities with an ability
to influence a cross-functional team and top management into
following a particular of course action.
- Must demonstrate experience in content creation, maintenance of
training processes, and the successful development of ongoing
training and development programs.
- Proven experience and demonstrated ability to apply a
structured approach and methodology to learning and training
- Practiced thought leader in learning and training in how to add
value toward the continuous improvement of the organization.
- Communication skills are a must have for this position, both in
written and in verbal form. Communication skills will also be a
necessity in enabling efficient and effective
cross-functional/collaborative communications and the proper
execution of training programs in departments across the
- Ability and passion to create training materials and reports,
which must be clear, concise, and understandable.
- Highly proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and
PowerPoint, necessary for the creation of visually and verbally
engaging training materials and reports for senior training and
development management and key stakeholders.
- Must possess strong analytical skills as well as a demonstrated
passion for research, data analysis, and the insights that are
derived from it.
- Must have an ability to prioritize tasks completing multiple
tasks in a timely manner, be flexible and welcoming to change, have
an ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision,
and be self-motivated.
- Must be a prompt decision maker, be a strategic and creative
thinker, have excellent problem-solving skills, have a positive and
easy-going attitude, demonstrate strong work ethic and integrity,
and demonstrate calmness and composure in times of
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
- Up to 40% travel may be required. Supervisory Responsibilities
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems. Careers and Benefits To learn
more about Smithfield's benefits,
visit--smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits . EEO/AA Information
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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