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Learning Director



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

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Position Description:

The SBU (Strategic Business Unit) Learning Director will work with key business stakeholders in the region to identify high priority business requirements, manage the strategic solutions pipeline and investment, and make recommendations to the L&D Centre of Expertise (CoE) for learning solutions that will have the greatest business impact in their region.
This role reports to the Global Head of Learning & Development and is also a member of the regional HR leadership team.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Leads a team of Learning consultants to fulfill the SBU’s learning requirements and partners closely with colleagues in the L&D CoE to drive the delivery of best-in-class learning solutions.
• Consults with regional business leaders and HR business partners to assess needs and to set the direction for learning and development solutions aligned to the SBU’s strategic business strategy including building critical / emerging technical skills (e.g. data analytics, cyber security, agile, cloud etc.) and enhancing the consulting capabilities of the region.
• Articulates SBU business-related learning priorities and member learning needs into an annual regional learning plan.
• Localizes global programs and solutions and leads the implementation of SBU-wide learning programs and delivers local initiatives to address needs of multiple business units across the SBU.
• Supports the L&D CoE to identify, implement and oversee global learning technologies for members to stay connected and drive their own development.
• Oversees and negotiates regional vendor and contract management, as required, and partners with vendors to develop learning experiences and solutions that build member capabilities.
• Tracks and reports trend analysis of member learning activity and engagement with global / local initiatives to deliver a data driven strategy.
• Stays abreast of latest advancements in learning approaches and shares these across the L&D CoE, and with members and leaders.
Additional Talent, Culture and Learning COE projects
• Talent, Culture and Learning projects as identified – based on workload capacity, capabilities and career interests.

Additional Talent, Culture and Learning COE projects
• Talent, Culture and Learning projects as identified – based on workload capacity, capabilities and career interests.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Minimum 10 years’ experience of managing HR, ideally L&D function including portfolio, process and project management experience or equivalent transferable experience in a matrix, global / international organization.
• Has business acumen with an understanding of how organizations drive results through their people and has a passion for improving business performance through the deployment of effective learning and development solutions.
• Proven track record of delivering multiple / complex projects and/or program management and able to manage a budget and report on progress and achievements.
• Well-versed in adult education best practices and learning facilitation, developing innovative blended learning solutions, curriculum design skills using instructional design methodologies and technology and measuring the efficiency / effectiveness of learning solutions.
• Exceptional performance consulting skills, able to translate business priorities into actionable learning strategy.
• Strong understanding of modern technology, tools, and methods to drive organizational learning using a data driven strategy.
• Able to build relationships with and influence all levels of the organization including senior / executive business leaders, HR / Learning colleagues, and external partners.
• Inspiring and dynamic leader, able to provide direction and coaching to a team of learning professionals.
• Demonstrates curiosity and is a life-long learner.
• Has led a Learning Team (5 +) for a large complex, matrix, global organization.
• Fluency in English (B2/C1 minimum) is a requirement as you will be part of a global CoE. Additional languages (Portuguese, Spanish) a plus

Requirements - Geographic
• Typically located in the office/city where the HR VP of the SBU is located.

Qualifications and education
• Post-graduate education in business, Human Resources, Adult Learning, Organization Development or equivalent is an asset.

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners, and, as owners, we enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today—one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where everyone belongs, and we collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI—where your ideas and actions make a difference.