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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Distell is a great company rooted in South Africa, crafting leading liquor brands for people to enjoy responsibly at every occasion the world over. We create exceptional brands with strong consumer focus offering real value for money across the pricing continuum. Distell Group Limited is Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ci...
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    Learning & Development Manager (North)


    The purpose of this position is to build a knowledgeable and competent Supply Chain workforce through the correct implementation of our Capability Strategy, ensuring our employees can compete effectively and efficiently in the marketplace.

    Key performance areas will include, but not be limited to:

    Develop and execute the learning and capability strategy to achieve current and future fit capability requirements

    • Maintain a keen understanding of training trends and developments and ensure that the business has a solution to support the various generational learning requirements

    Continuously review new learning methodologies and processes to stay best in class

    • Identify and assess continuous improvement and current training initiatives through job analysis, career paths, annual performance appraisals and consultation with line managers

    Overhead – Controlled

    • Manage and control training budget

    • Develop a consolidated training calendar that will meet the needs as identified by the IDP process

    • Ensure best practise training techniques are deployed to maximise the return on training investment

    • Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, succession and ROI

    • Engage learning and development opportunities offered by government to enhance the skill development objectives and maximise any financial rebates to the advantage of the learner and the business

    Develop existing employees to build a differentiated organisation capability

    • Develop a cross and multi skilling program that will support the business to maximise the utilisation of the workforce

    • Develop training curriculums and training modules based on the unique business requirements for each of the functional departments within Supply Chain

    • Design training and development plans that address the individual goal plans of employees where there are unique requirements and create a catalogue of training that will accelerate individual growth

    • Conduct assessments and certifications to assess the trainee’s knowledge

    • Design training and development plans that address the individual goal plans of employees where there are unique requirements and create a catalogue of training that will accelerate individual growth.

    • Support the management team to create a culture of continues learning

    • Continued business partnering with relevant HR managers to ensure alignment around L&D initiatives and deliverables

     Total Quality Management

    • Collaborate with the Supply Chain and SAM Leadership Team, to ensure they clearly understand quality assurance standards and manage it accordingly

    • Responsible for the end-to-end customer contact processes and their associated customer experience, supporting cross company initiatives to drive improvements, improve efficiency and reduce complaints

    • Apply Quality best practises, develop continuous improvement plans from Quality initiatives and make recommendations based upon the employee, consumer, and customer insight

    • Align with E2 practices

    People and Expectations

    • Assess team development needs and close gaps through coaching, training and creating a pro-learning environment

    • Ensure operational team performance through effective management within policies and procedures to ensure achievement of standards/objectives

    • Perform regular side by side coaching with direct reports

    • Ensure direct reports monitor adherence to processes and procedures, review and agree recommendations on performance improvements, enhancements, streamlining and redesigning of processes.

    The successful candidate must preferably have the following qualifications, experience, and skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field

    • Min 5-8 years related experience with training and management in a professional environment. FMCG experience will be advantageous.

    • Seta accredited Assessor and Moderator will be advantageous

    • Experience in implementing programmes and processes to achieve Skills Development Act / BBBEE SD targets

    • Knowledge of adult learning processes, instructional design techniques, and evaluation methodologies

    • Knowledge of the effectiveness of learning methods

    • Significant experience with effective learning and development methods

    • Experience in project management and budgeting

    • Good knowledge of e-learning platforms and practices

    • Practical experience with MS Office Suite, SAP, and Learning Management Systems (LMS)

    • Strong communication and negotiation with a good ability to build relations with employees and vendors

    • Strong organizational skills with business-oriented thinking

    • Demonstrated ability to maximize individual and team performance through developing and introducing learning and development programmes and initiatives

    • Deep understanding of effective leadership behaviours

    • Proven ability to developing & delivering learning and development programmes in an efficient manner

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Distell on to apply

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