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Job Title: Training and Development Project Manager
Reports to: Director of Global Organizational Development and Learning
Date: Updated August 2014
Location: Ventura, CA
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General Summary:
The Training and Development Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Director of Global Organizational Development and Learning in the global direction of the training department, resources and initiatives. S/he assists in designing and implementing effective training programs aligned with the training strategy to support the Company’s culture, while enhancing the skills and capabilities of employees. The Training and Development Project Manager will be responsible for monitoring, revising, and updating existing training and development programs. Such programs include but are not limited to Orientation, Individual Contributor and Manager Development, Leadership 360 administration and action planning. The Training and Development Project Manager will assist in developing methods to encourage training participation and commitment from the Company’s employees and leaders.

Essential Job Functions:
o Formulates training policies, programs, and schedules based on identified training needs, company processes, business systems, or changes in products, procedures, or services.
o Consults with department managers regarding training needs to meet business objectives.
o Assists in creating and designing training curriculum.
o Delivers training programs for Patagonia employees at the Ventura Headquarter, Reno Distribution Center, and Retail locations.
o Coordinates with Retail HR/Management team and global partners for the effective implementation and delivery of Retail training programs and supports the way in which results are measured.
o Tracks and analyzes training programs through various methods and measures to determine impact of training.
o Updates training and development materials, as needed.
o Selects appropriate instructional procedures or methods (ie: individual training, group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, role-play, and computer-based training ) per employee/manager needs
o Develops and executes comprehensive training plans and programs, both short and long range, to support the Company’s employees.
o Supports the L&D department leader in the development of the training operating budget.
o Identifies metrics related to training and development and maintains a master calendar to track training results and provides recommendations for improvement.

Physical Requirements:
o Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
o Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
o Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and busy work environment.
o On an as-needed basis, ability to travel domestically and internationally, utilizing various transportation methods.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
o Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field.
o 5+ years experience in the field of training and/or Human Resources.
o Experience in retail, manufacturing, outdoor industry preferred.
o Proven experience gathering data for building training curriculum.
o Excellent communication skills.
o Proven ability to troubleshoot and problem solve and an ability to effectively work with a diverse group of individual contributors, managers, and leaders.
o Understanding and proficiency in maintaining and managing a Learning Management Systems platform.
o Excellent time management skills.
o Good organizational skills.
o Works well independently and with teams.
o Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT and Outlook a must).

Employee Conduct:
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.