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Sr Specialist, Talent Development

Naperville, IL

Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior Talent Development Specialist is responsible for applying a consulting approach to support key Human Resource and business partnerships as well as support enterprise talent development programs. The role will primarily focus on the design and development of talent development and leadership development tools, processes, and programs, and translating them into actionable and value-added results to improve employee performance and organizational effectiveness. The role will serve in close partnership with Human Resource Business Partners and company leadership. As with all positions at KeHE, any actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision and Values.

Essential Functions
  • Partners closely with Human Resource Business Partners to support dedicated business unit leadership.
  • Draws on Talent Development expertise to help improve employee performance and organizational effectiveness.
  • Assesses performance improvement opportunity, performs gap analysis, designs solution or solution requirements, develops all or some of the solution and its elements, implements the solution and evaluates the results.
  • Supports the design and development of onboarding, leadership development, customer service and other talent development solutions.
  • Designs and implements a variety of talent development solutions including using interactive, online learning models, or instructor-led methods, and using adult learning principles to deliver training in an engaging and effective manner.
  • Analyzes learner characteristics and selects learning modalities and content to maximize learning outcomes.
  • Conducts instructional design as needed to support learning interventions, including creation of storyboards, scripts, course content (including simulations and blended solutions) and student directions for eLearning solutions.
  • Conducts a variety of talent development facilitation, including learning and development sessions, as well as other forms of meeting facilitation to achieve organizational outcomes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of talent development solutions and ensure tracking through the learning management system and compliance with AICC/SCORM standards as needed.
  • Utilizes robust functionality of the learning management system to attract and engage audiences.
  • Plan and manage talent development projects including managing external vendor resources against a budget.
  • Maintains thorough understanding and utilization of the newest methods and techniques in talent development.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude
  • 3 + years in learning and development or equivalent education
  • Knowledge or certification in personality assessments (e.g., DISC ) a plus.
  • Knowledge or understanding of servant type leadership (e.g., Covey Leadership) a plus.
  • Exposure to operations, process improvement or lean manufacturing principles (e.g., Six Sigma, 5S, Daily Management, etc.) a plus.
  • Experience with supporting leader onboarding a plus.
  • Experience with customer service or implementing customer service training a plus.
  • Able to consult and interact with a variety of stakeholders at various levels in the organization.
  • Understands sound principles of instructional design and program development.
  • Demonstrated expertise in classroom, group, and virtual facilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience with supporting leadership development program design and development.
  • Excellent visual design skills on programs such as Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Understands how to deploy learning technologies (e.g., LMS).
  • Understands sound principles of instructional design and development
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

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