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Job Reference:  216984027
Job level:  Professional
Employer:  Local jobs
Industry:  Recruitment
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive

Location

County:  West Midlands
City:  West Bromwich
Post Code:  Not specified

Description

Howdens Joinery are recruiting aLearning and Development Partner, for our Wales and West Region. The breadth of the region covers the following counties: Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Herefordshire, and all of Wales.

This is a field-based role covering circa 95 depots and would suit a commercially minded Learning and Development professional, who is looking for an excellent opportunity to drive business performance in a people-focused, ambitious FTSE 100 organisation.

Working with your Regional Director, the Regional Team and HR Business Partner, your job is to bring our brand-new learning offer to life and ensure that everyone has access to learning and development opportunities.

You will be responsible for upskilling depot and regional teams, creating solutions to meet local needs and ultimately, driving individual and depot performance through learning and support. In this broad and exciting role, you will ensure that the national and regional learning and development plan meets the skills development needs of our people and the commercial needs of our growing business.

What will you be doing as a Learning and Development Partner?

Bring Howdens Learning and Development Offer to life in your region
This includes the three priorities of our Learn, Develop and Grow Framework, and the critical skills areas for Trade:Welcome, Induction, and ComplianceSystems, Technical (Product, Design and Sales) and ProfessionalPersonal Growth (Skills for Everyone, Managers and Leaders)
Actively promote the use of learning pathways to help employees become competent and confident in their roles quickly, and/or develop towards a different or bigger role.
Build and maintain excellent relationships with other Partners, the wider HR team, your learners (from day one), stakeholders and subject matter experts across the Region
Agree and communicate the national and regional Learning and Development Plans
Deliver the Learning & Development plan, whilst being agile and responding to any changes or needs required as they arise
Provide support for learners, ensure that all training materials remain up-to-date and work with Subject Matter Experts, to design and deliver high-quality learning materials
Champion and administrate our Learning Management System, ensuring optimum utilisation and 100% compliance completion
Carryout effective post training interventions to measure the impact and added value of training and provide accurate and regular reporting to key stakeholders, on the effectiveness of the Regional Training Plan to ensure it continues to deliver against agreed outcomes
Using the data and reporting available to make recommendations for prioritised development needs and required support
Regular travel throughout the region, and occasional travel to Howdens Head Office sites, some overnight stays will be required
What do I need to be a strong candidate for this role?

Experience working in a field-based training role in a multi-site business
Ability to design, develop and evolve training programmes
Expertise in how people learn and develop in organisations
Excellent training delivery skills and experience
Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills
Excellent organisational skillsand attention to detail
Enjoys multi-tasking with a 'hands-on', 'can do' attitude
Welcomes change, is open, resilient, and adaptive
Self-motivated with good judgement and decision-making qualities
Always happy to share and work as a team
Thrives in a busy and demanding role
What we can offer you:

A challenging and interesting role
Working as part of a highly motivated team
Opportunities to grow personally and professionally
Competitive salaryand company bonus
Defined company car with optional fuel card
Pension Plan with core 8% employer contribution, up to a further 4% available on increased personal contributions.
An ability to invest in your own future through our optional Buy as You Earn (BAYE) Share Plan
25 days holidays plus bank holidays
Staff Discount
Exceptional Reward and Recognition events
About Howdens:

Howdens is the UK's number one trade kitchen supplier providing thousands of products across kitchens, joinery, and hardware. We have over 800 depots throughout the UK and Europe - making us the first choice for more than 460,000 loyal trade professionals.Our unbeatable service and product have led to us becoming a market leader. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

As a British manufacturer, we were founded on the principle that the business should be worthwhile for all concerned. That includes our customers, the homeowners they serve, the local communities we operate in, local and national charities, our large network of suppliers, our investors, and of course our people. People are at the heart of everything we do, we have a unique culture where you can be yourself and take pride in achieving results by putting the customer first.

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application as we may decide to close the advert early. We will aim to update you on the status of your application as soon as possible.

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