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Learning & Development Manager

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Learning and Development Manager is responsible for leading the strategy, thought leadership, design, delivery and evaluation for leadership development and foundational skill-building to support all levels of employees at HCC. This role offers a broad scope, working collaboratively with HR business partners and business leaders to diagnose organizational capabilities and design and deliver learning solutions and programs that drive a high-performance workforce.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Director, Talent Management to execute and manage talent development plans that result in overall success of people development initiatives
  • Oversee and facilitate instructor-led events and train-the-trainer sessions; engage leaders and stakeholders to support facilitation and delivery needs
  • Manage project and program development, implementation, and evaluation using instructional design methods, industry-leading research, and success/adoption metrics and analytics
  • Implement effective methods to optimize the learning roadmap, budget and allocate resources, and market programs internally
  • Foster relationships with key external partners such as third party training vendors and facilitation companies
  • Integrate inclusivity into talent development programs and talent practices to foster a sense of belonging and equality for all

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Learning & Development, Org Development, Human Resources or related field plus 5 years related experience OR Master’s degree in related field plus 1 year related experience.
  • Experience in LD/ OE leadership experience, preferably in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; manufacturing background a plus
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to foster trust, influence, coach and guide talent at all career stages, business leaders, and team
  • Problem solving skills, critical thinking, and self-initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication - especially presentation skills, interpersonal skills; high quality document and report preparation

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree plus 7 years related leadership experience in HR OR Master's degree plus 2 years related experience
  • Proficiency in at least one rapid eLearning development tool
  • Certifications in Leadership and/or Facilitation
  • Experience with graphic design, video editing, micro-learning, gamification, and simulations
  • Experience utilizing licensed coaching tools, particularly in 360° tools to enhance individual growth. 
  • Experience utilizing Behavioral Assessments such as Strengths Finder, MBTI or Everything DiSC to enhance team performance. 

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The work is primarily performed in an office environment and the physical demands are characteristic of a mostly sedentary role.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request. 

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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