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  • Job reference: RMS0158445

Learning & Development Specialist

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/02/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/04/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Sadara Chemical Company is an exciting joint venture between Saudi Aramco, one of the leading energy suppliers to the world, and The Dow Chemical Company a leading science and Technology Company of the world. Sardara will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase establishing a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added performance products encompassing 26 manufacturing plants. The integrated complex based in Al Jubayl, Kingdom o

The Role:
Role Description
Working within the Talent Management & Organizational Effectiveness Division, the Learning & Development Specialist is responsible for leading the development and management of a portfolio of learning & development programs and solutions for internal partners across the business. The successful candidate must be comfortable working at all levels of the organization from the front line to senior corporate leaders. This role requires someone with diverse experience in learning design, project management, and the creative talent to truly do it all, including: partnering with the business to identify needs and define projects, effectively managing the entire design process, building creative and engaging learning materials, and delivering top quality programs enterprise-wide.
The position is located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead learning design projects through the design lifecycle from scoping, research and analysis, through design, development, and implementation; providing clear roles and responsibilities through all phases
• Ensure learning programs align with business strategy, goals, core values and Sadara culture
• Establish partnerships with facilitators, stakeholders, subject matter experts, and learners to gain insight, identify needs and design learner-centric solutions
• Use learning design tools and templates to ensure consistency and timely progress on project milestones
• Determine the appropriate learning delivery vehicle(s) to achieve the desired result, within the context of the overall project goals (i.e.: facilitator-led, leader-led, on demand e-learning, webinar, etc.)
• Develop materials that are creative, engaging, relevant, appropriate to course topic and delivery method
• Gather feedback and review both new and existing training programs, determine the need for improvement and work to implement change
• Deliver exemplary internal customer service through strong professionalism and ownership of assigned learning projects
• Demonstrate commitment to teamwork through relationship building and effective collaboration
• Coach others on group facilitation skills and serve as facilitator on select programs, as required
• Achieve successful results by focusing on outcomes that optimize the stakeholder experience and apply a sense of urgency in efforts to create value for the company
• Build effective working relationships and collaborates as a team player, using positive flow of communication when voicing concerns
• Partner with HR colleagues throughout company, as necessary, to collaborate and align development initiates with HR programs and services.
• Facilitate cross-functional alignment, teamwork and communication by engaging key stakeholders in defining training and development strategy and the execution of programs.
•Monitor financial performance and commit resources based on analysis of expected costs and benefits and understanding of company objectives. Achieve planned objectives with budgeted resources.
• Stay current with talent development products, vendors, services, etc. that are available in the marketplace to support the function; attend international/regional conferences and seminars.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of training activities in relation to business goals

HR Leadership Core Competencies
• Strategic Agility – Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
• Managerial Courage – Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary
•Process Management – Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources
• Organizational Agility – Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations
• Sizing up People – Is a good judge of talent; after reasonable exposure, can articulate the strengths and limitations of people inside or outside the organization; can accurately project what people are likely to do across a variety of situations

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Candidate Profile & Required Qualifications
• Position requires a BA, or equivalent; an advanced degree in Instructional Design, Organization Development; Business Administration (MBA) a plus.
• Experience in professional or leadership development a must; can demonstrate an understanding of best learning/teaching/OD/learning management system/eLearning practices; has 5+ years instructional design and delivery experience
• Advanced working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Project Management, and Power Point, plus other applications that include Articulate/Storyline 2, Lectora and SAP/UPerform.
• Ability to apply technical writing and editing skills on material developed both in and outside of department.
• Demonstrates a systematic approach to problem solving and data analysis.
• Demonstrates team process skills for group task accomplishment.
• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to produce deliverables with a high de
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