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Director, Talent Development & Learning

| Greater Boston Area

Title: Director, Talent Development & Learning

Role Description and Mission:

Many of the most recognized automotive and insurance brands in North America trust us to take care of their customers in their moment of need. Agero’s Customer Care Centers touch millions of our clients’ end-customers every year. We ensure that customers have a great experience with Agero, and by extension, help build our clients’ brand and ongoing relationship with their cutsomers.

Many of the most recognized automotive and insurance brands in North America trust us to take care of their customers in their moment of need. Agero’s Customer Care Centers touch millions of our clients’ end-customers every year. We ensure that customers have a great experience with Agero, and by extension, help build our clients’ brand and ongoing relationship with their customers.

The Director, Talent Development and Learning is responsible for building a world class training and development capability for Agero Corporate associates, managers and leaders so that they have the skills and knowledge to maximize their performance. This requires partnering with business leaders to assess and align individual development needs to the needs of the business and then executing consistently and exceptionally to meet those needs. 

The role is responsible for understanding the current training and development needs of corporate employees, developing and implementing a training strategy and plan, designing and delivering learning and development programs, measuring associate feedback and key metrics to understand impact of training programs, and sustaining a continuous improvement culture to ensure training stays leading edge. In order to do this, the Director will need to build close relationships across the business and HR to ensure sponsorship of key initiatives and tight alignment with business priorities. 

Key Outcomes for the Role:

Develop and implement a learning strategy and plan

  • Conduct a short and long-term needs assessment for Corporate talent to align training strategy to organizational needs
  • Build a learning roadmap to execute on that strategy and get alignment from key business leaders and stakeholders
  • Develop annual learning calendar with full integration and alignment with overall talent management and development plan for the year
  • Encourage continuous feedback and learning to ensure development programs evolve to meet ongoing and changing needs of the organization

Design and deliver management development, leadership development and other skill-based programs for Corporate associates

  • Drive program design, including deep understanding of target stakeholder needs, content creation, instructional design, alignment to most effective delivery method, and internal faculty and external resource selection
  • Drive program delivery, including participant recruitment, program facilitation, cohort community building, and faculty community building and support
  • Ensure flawless delivery of enrollment management and logistics
  • Monitor training programs for improvement opportunities, regularly seeking stakeholder feedback, and revise and update programs accordingly

Develop and maintain learning approaches and best practices

  • Stay abreast of learning and development trends and technology
  • Create pilot approach for introducing new programs
  • Research and select outside consultants and trainers to supplement internal capabilities
  • Monitor training effectiveness and impact of programs; design and develop training metrics, including course evaluations and impact on participant ongoing performance and engagement
  • Continuously enhance training delivery methods to create compelling and engaging learning experiences 

Develop learning management strategy and content

  • Identify content that best enables improved individual and organizational performance
  • Research and identify sources of educational and informational content
  • Build and maintain library and links to information for easy, ongoing access by associates
  • Manage local administration of learning management system
  • Serve as a resource to the business to proactively identify external training opportunities to meet specific business or functional requirements when an internal solution in unavailable or impractical
  • Collaborate with other business and HR areas that manage key knowledge management assets to ensure a coherent and coordinated approach

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Education and certifications in learning related fields
  • 10+ years of Talent Development or Learning and Development experience.
  • Experience building and delivering management development, leadership development and employee development programs and curriculum
  • Background in adult learning theory, learning technology, instructional design, learning methods, training delivery and evaluation

Key Competencies and Skills:

  • Technical Knowledge- Strong knowledge of instructional design, assessment tools, adult learning theory, and evaluation techniques as well as variety of learning designs, approaches, platforms, tools, applications and visual graphics. Knowledge of learning technologies and ability to learn new technology quickly.
  • Learning Delivery– Outstanding facilitation, presentation and training delivery skills; executive presence
  • Customer Focus– Strong customer and service orientation; excellent relationship building, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Drive for Results– Strong planning, project management and organizational skills, with flexibility to adjust as needed; strong accountability and ownership of deliverables and measurable outcomes; ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – Thought partnership with organizational awareness and understanding, ability to partner with multiple levels of the organization.
  • Positive, Can-do Attitude- energetic, enthusiastic, determined, and committed to high quality work
  • Thought Leadership– Business acumen, strategic thinking, creativity, analytic and problem-solving ability

Working Relationships: 

  • Works independently and as part of a team. Works closely with core customers (leaders, managers & employees), VP Talent Management, Talent Management team and overall HR organization.
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Location

We are located in Medford, MA, right at Wellington Station with close access to the MBTA, I-93, Assembly Row, and a stones throw away from Boston.

An Insider's view of Agero

What projects are you most excited about?

“We're passionate about making the roads safer with our Driver360 mobile platform. We’ve developed crash detection technology that helps people when they're most in need, and we're using billions of miles of driving data to study crash risk factors and find ways to help people avoid crashing in the first place.”

Michael

Sr Data Scientist, Business Intelligence

How does the company support your career growth?

Agero has provided me the opportunity to work on a number of different strategic, cross-functional projects.

Ashley

Manager, HR Initiatives

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Engineering/IT teams are moving to the Amazon AWS cloud, which involves a lift/shift for some applications as well as rewriting other applications to be more micro service orientated. This effort is a huge transformation which includes new roles, training and re-thinking how IT operates as a cloud service organization.

Karen

Director, DevOps

What are Agero Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Whether it's personal development or for general education about our business, Learn at lunch is a big part of who we are!

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’ve got the benefits you’re use to and some you aren’t – including flexible health and dental care from your choice of doctors. We take care of the time off and allow you to make decisions about how much you want to carry over from year to year so you can recharge your batteries and achieve harmony both inside and outside of the workplace. How many places set you up with laptops and two monitors as standard fare? We’ve got more discounts and perks than you can count on 2 hands – and they are meaningful! Plus we offer a free subscription to the CC Motor Club.

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