Corporate Learning Development Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

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Job Description


Individual contributor who utilizes adult learning expertise to identify and proactively address opportunities to increase of the effectiveness of Owens & Minor global teammates and processes. Conducts performance gap analyses, develops and delivers training to teammates at all levels of the company.  Acts as an agent to promote the value of sustained learning to leaders and teammates, while becoming a trusted advisor within the organization.  Collaborates closely with leadership and Human Resources Talent Management resources to assess needs; develops, implements, and measures the success of learning strategies and specific development programs.


1.      Collaborates with business units and Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) network to design and implement training strategies and programs that will proactively improve the effectiveness of O&M teams, processes and customer interactions.  Acts as a trusted advisor to internal business partners.

2.      Regularly assesses and analyzes the learning needs of the organization based on current and future strategic plans.  Translates and documents training needs into requirements for new or updated programs.

3.      Utilizes subject matter expertise to conduct performance gap analyses.  Designs and develops course curriculum, programs to address performance gaps.  Gains feedback and approval for programs aligned to global corporate and regional strategies.

4.      Partners with Talent Management team to determine the most effective training methodologies, mediums and timing to use for various audiences.

5.      Develops content both internally and in partnership with external vendor partners; Manages and maintains strong working relationships with vendor partners.

6.      Conducts on-site facilitation and/or delivery of training programs as an educator, train-the-trainer or event facilitator.  Delivers training through classroom sessions, workshops, or individual coaching and/or in conjunction with SME's (subject matter experts) or other business resources, as needed.  Arranges for the production and distribution of training materials.

7.      Engages in activities to further develop and successfully onboard new leaders.  Provides leaders the requisite training to assist their efforts to coach, develop, lead and acclimate their teams within the Owens & Minor culture and toward maximizing their potential.

8.      Measures and reports on the effectiveness of training programs.  Continuously seeks feedback, ideas and suggestions to improve training effectiveness, training policies and new training initiatives.

9.      Pro-actively researches and identifies opportunities to apply new technology to improve delivery of learning programs. 

10.  Keeps up-to-date with trends, developments and best practices in the learning field.

11.  Leverages communication and leadership skills.  Acts as a catalyst to ensure that programs and learnings are leveraged across the organization.

12.  Engages in Learning Industry forums (i.e., ATD) to benchmark and continuously make improvements against best practices and trends. 

13.  Creates relationships with key leaders and builds trust and credibility within the organization.

14.  Provides input into the development of internal procedures designed to ensure the adoption of learning processes within the organization and to maintain the consistency and quality of training program developed for the organization. 

15.  Provides input into the assessment of return on investment of training programs under consideration for budgeting purposes.


1.               Performs additional duties as directed.



  • Bachelor's degree in adult education or a related discipline
  • Eight or more years of experience in the field of learning and development
  • Or any combination of education and experience to meet the above requirements
  • Advanced degree or certification(s) i.e. CPLP, DDI, SPHR preferred   
  • Certifications in the following, MBTI, DiSC, Strengthfinders preferred
  • Prior experience in a Fortune 500 corporate operating environment with a proven record of accomplishment of cross-functional collaboration, working directly with leaders and the ability to build trusted partnerships with all levels of an organization preferred


  • Extensive knowledge of adult and sustained learning curriculum principles
  • Ability to lead efforts to build and or revise job specific competency models and build curriculum to support competencies
  • Ability to identify and analyze organizational needs and business opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to design, build and implement learning programs
  • Ability to gather requirements and build and/or facilitate the building of content for training courses
  • Ability to effectively work with senior levels of Company leadership 
  • Ability to manage relationships and direct the work of vendors
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership presence and gain the trust
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to influence decision makers
  • Superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • Effective influence and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency office productivity software and learning tools (i.e. Video virtual Learning delivery platforms such as WebEx, Skype for business etc., Webinars, Coaching Tools)


  • Up to 30% travel may be required during certain times of the year both nationally and internationally
  • May work extended hours on occasion

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