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Learning & Development Manager

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

Job Title: Learning & Development Manager


Job Location: Rosemont, IL, preferred or any ENA US location.




Reporting to Corporate Human Resources, this newly created role supports Extrusion North America (ENA) plants in the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of onboarding, training and learning & development programs (e.g., leadership, compliance, legal, and professional development) in alignment with organizational goals and core values.  This position plays a critical role in promoting a continuous learning culture by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Hydro employees at all levels of the organization to successfully perform their jobs now and in the future. 


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Partners with key internal stakeholders, such as Legal, Compliance, HR (plant and BU), Communications, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental, to promote and develop engaging custom in-person training course content and deployment of standard course content to promote onboarding, safety, quality, and compliance.
  • Guides/consults/coaches business leaders and employees on new hire onboarding, training and development, activities and tools impacting the employee’s life cycle.
  • Develops, maintains, and tracks virtual and in-person training materials and resources for employees at all levels including the development of end-user guides and engaging presentations.
  • Delivers in-person and web-based training, including coordination of training logistics and delivery of train-the-trainer sessions.
  • Conducts individual and team performance consulting/facilitation sessions using assessment tools (e.g., DISC, 360-Feedback & OPQ. SHL) and best practices.
  • Manages the centralization of ENA HR documents and standardization of HR processes to make them consistent and accessible to end-users and promote the sharing of information (e.g., SharePoint).
  • Develops evaluation and measurement procedures, using various methods of analysis including onsite observations of onboarding and training programs to assess the effectiveness of learning and development initiatives and provides recommendations for continuous improvement across ENA.
  • Collaborates with the Global Learning Center (GLC) on development, implementation, and evaluation of online training, as needed.
  • Coaches on the deployment of ENA operator-based learning management systems, as needed.
  • In collaboration with GLC and using an SAP Learning Management System, gathers and interprets data on employee learning to identify trends, continuous improvement initiatives and for purposes of communicating information to key stakeholders.

Job Requirements:


  • Experience in a Manufacturing, Industrial work environment with manufacturing employees at all levels.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, willing to go beyond the call of duty, helpful and service-oriented, and adaptive to change with a continuous improvement, inquisitive mentality.
  • Problem-solving skills, the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and cross-cultural setting across multiple time zones, and an ability to remain calm and composed under uncertainty, inspiring the same with their colleagues.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to recommend solutions to complex problems and to manage ambiguity across multiple priorities and cultures.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail and data entry accuracy.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office tools and its application to data maintenance, reporting and dashboard presentations is a must.
  • Ability to effectively utilize platforms (e.g., Teams, SharePoint) in the facilitation of training and sharing of information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, as this position will interact with individuals at all levels of the organization, both domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to conduct needs assessments and develop processes and interactive/engaging programs that promote compliance, productivity, and employee development.
  • Understanding of training design related to business alignment, behavioral competencies, and workforce planning needs.
  • Ability to design and facilitate training sessions, workshops, and seminars as needed utilizing a variety of instructional techniques.
  • Experience in writing clear and accurate documentation and process mapping.

Education and Work Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, in HR, Psychology, HR/LMS technologies, Learning and Development, or related field. Equivalent work experience is also acceptable.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in a heavy industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • At least 5 years of progressive, dedicated experience in organizational development, learning & development (including delivering in-person training and facilitating individual and high performing team sessions), or related experience.  Certification in assessment tools helpful.
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically and internationally.

Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.


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A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

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Posted on:  Jul 10, 2024

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018

Department:  Employment
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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