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L&D Manager

Company: The Cooper Companies
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit
Job Summary:
Agrees global, scalable learning and development solutions that will drive an engaging, inclusive, high performing culture across the Cooper Companies

  • In partnership with Global talent lead, business leaders, and HR identifies critical organizational capabilities and the global, strategic solutions to develop these capabilities
  • Develops high impact, engaging and meaningful learning communications for employees, managers and leaders in support of the strategic solutions Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
    Leads design, development of global, strategic priorities in partnership with local and regional L&D teams, as well as internal and external subject matter experts. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Manages the global learning management system from a business perspective, learner experience point of view - including agreeing core roles and responsibilities, governance & quality standards, training and sustainability approach. Partners with HRIS and functional experts to align business needs to core system functionality
    • Ensures systems and/or processes are in place to track and manage learning administration, enrollments, and completion status. Measures the success of learning and development interventions
    • Leads a global partnership with LinkedIn Learning. Creates communication campaigns to excite and engage. Curates content and creates learning paths to meet key needs and drive usage and utilization. Stays close to employee needs and "hot topics" via online surveys, focus groups and learning analytics
    • Manages the global competency framework. Responsible for embedding the OneCooper competency framework as a core development tool for employees, people managers, leaders. Creates online interactive tools to support employees and managers create great development plans
    • Builds core leadership capabilities in talent management and organizational effectiveness practices (recruiting, onboarding, performance management, employee engagement, high performing teams, organizational design, change management, coaching and talent development), Able to create high impact, simple tools and training to support people managers
    • Leads the development of a Cooper change management toolkit, (or "playbook") and upskilling of key populations. Consults with HR and business project teams to provide subject matter expertise on critical change management activities Leads the learning and development community of practice
      • Manages "sprint" design teams established to co-create global learning solutions that meet high priority business needs across multiple businesses and geographies. For example, improving manager onboarding, creating a global manager critical conversations program
      • Drives a spirit of collaboration and works with partners to reduce duplication of effort. Enables L&D best practice sharing across the business. Acts as the key liaison between the Global Talent Center of Expertise and local, regional, or functional L&D resources
      • Builds advanced facilitation and learning delivery skills with key stakeholders so they can lead high priority learning & development programs. Agrees global train the trainer or deployment strategies with key HR stakeholders in support of global solutions, core talent processes Keeps current on best practices in learning and development and influences the adoption of these methods across Cooper. Where required - facilitates team effectiveness sessions, skill building programs, manager onboarding, leadership development programs, or culture workshops
        Travel Requirements:
        • There will be occasional US travel required to attend critical business meetings - approx. 15% - 25% of time. There could be some global travel - as required by the business and always with notice to help manage any life commitmentsQualifications
          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Dedicated, inventive, and collaborative team player. Experience in working globally, and with global organizations
          • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills that gain support and commitment for shared projects. Strong communication, consulting, and facilitation skills
          • High sense of curiosity that drives creative problem-solving. Strong focus on delivering high quality results. Strong analytical skills to grasp complexities and perceive relationships among problems and issues
          • Strong project management skills and ability to manage competing priorities
          • Ability to effectively lead virtual teams, projects and collaborate with diverse, international colleagues in a global cultural environment. This role has no direct reports now and requires high level of influence
          • Competent in Microsoft Suite. Work Environment:
            • Hybrid schedule applies, with on average 3 days based at the Global HQ Offices in San Ramon, CA and 2 days based at home or wherever. We are open to a discussion on location, but role holder should expect to attend meetings in person with the team and manager on west coast timings. Flexible working is part of our employee benefits program. Experience:
              • Passionate about learning and development. Strong (10 years +) experience and expertise in learning and development - blended learning approaches, program & curriculum design, advanced facilitation skills, leading train the trainers, tracking ROI and impact of learning and development to the business
              • Must have experience of managing digital learning management systems, global learning vendors. LinkedIn, Oracle HCM and Litmos experience is preferred
              • Mentoring, coaching and change management experience is required. Experience with large scale organizational changes such as acquisitions is preferred. Experience in designing and facilitating high performing team development programs is preferredEducation:
                • Bachelor's degree in Organizational Effectiveness/Development, Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational, Business, or related field or equivalent education and experience. Master's Degree (HR, Psychology, Learning) preferred.
                • External coach accreditation, ProSci ADKAR certification is desirable
                • Accredited in leadership and team assessments is preferred (e.g., MBTI, DiSC, Lencioni 5 Behaviors of Cohesive Teams, Zenger Folkman 360 tool) The US starting base pay for this role is between $109,488 and $145,984. Your base pay will depend upon many factors, including on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. All ranges are subject to change.
                  This position may also be eligible for additional types of compensation and benefits. Your recruiter can share more specifics regarding the total compensation package for this role during the hiring process.

Keywords: The Cooper Companies, San Ramon , L&D Manager, Executive , San Ramon, California

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