Training & Development Manager (Technology Solutions)
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Our Human Resources Department is focused on ALDIs most valuable
asset: our people. With teams including Administration, Employee
Communications, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resource Information
Systems, Legal, Risk & Security, Recruitment and Training &
Development, HR makes sure that ALDI continues to employ talented
and motivated people that are focused on preserving the supportive
culture we're known for.
In this role, the ideal candidate has experience working in a fast
paced retail organization and has experience leading, coaching and
mentoring an established team of learning professionals. Focused
specifically on learning technology and training projects, the
ideal candidate has experience with conceptualizing learning
strategy and technology road-maps while also managing the design,
development, and maintenance of learning programs that impact
company success. If selected for this role, youll have an
opportunity to support store, warehouse, and corporate staff and
leaders by building scalable solutions from the ground up.
Position Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Naperville, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDIs Hybrid Work Program,
which allows remote work up to 3 days per week(i.e., work remotely
up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable
Designs, plans, and implements training programs, policies, and
procedures with a specific focus on leadership development,
diversity, equity & inclusion and performance management.
Develops and maintains company-wide competency models.
Oversees company approach to performance management and modifies
approach as needed to ensure ongoing effectiveness and relevancy
across all areas of the business.
Ensures connectivity and cohesiveness between competency models,
leadership development and performance management.
Conducts annual training and development needs assessments for all
assigned departments and areas.
Trains and coaches peer leadership in employee development efforts
and advises of future project implementation.
Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate
and measure results and modifies programs as necessary.
Develops and maintains organizational communications to ensure
employees have knowledge of training and development events and
Researches new training techniques and suggests enhancements to
existing programs to meet the ongoing and changing needs of the
Proposes training and development programs and subjects to peers
Evaluates and recommends purchase of necessary learning aids and
tools for the department such as specialized software and licenses,
or recommends development of proprietary software to meet
Advises leadership to source external vendors for applicable
services when appropriate.
Assures the training, development, and performance of their teams
staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce that achieves
their career objectives.
Establishes and communicates job responsibilities and performance
expectations to their team to assure mutual understanding of
desired results; evaluates performance and achievement of
expectations and desired results; resolves internal or external
barriers that prohibit successful goal achievement.
Manages their team by driving projects and tasks to completion
through effective prioritization, work planning, resource
allocation, and cross-functional collaboration.
Recruits and recommends qualified employees for their teams staff
Consults with leadership on the development of their team's
Approves all time-off requests for direct reports.
Develops and monitors spending against the departmental budget.
Authorizes necessary supply purchases and expenses for training and
Understands the overarching company strategy, as well as
communicates and models the core values, of the organization to
create a sense of teamwork and membership among employees.
Liaises with regions to ensure timely and efficient communication
Consults with the business to effectively design and streamline
applicable processes within the organization.
Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes to
their field/area; communicates updates to leadership.
Identifies cost-saving opportunities and potential process
Serves as the primary link between their teams staff and leadership
to assure understanding of company goals, objectives, and
opportunities for improvement.
Other duties as assigned.
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.
Managing Self: Seeking feedback, reflecting upon personal behaviors
and looking for growth opportunities. Displaying composure,
resilience and a positive approach to work.
Communicating with Impact: Communicating clearly and effectively in
written, non-verbal and verbal communication to inform, inspire,
motivate and influence. Appreciating the importance of listening,
empathy and respect.
Cooperating with Others: Creating and maintaining mutually
beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Actively consulting, managing conflict and appreciating alternative
perspectives and cultures.
Leading People: Fostering a cooperative leadership style that
empowers and motivates. Providing clear expectations and direction.
Developing people in their roles and supporting future growth.
Driving Decisions and Results: Showing ownership by making informed
decisions, executing efficiently and taking responsibility for
results. Pursuing goals and taking initiative. Using market
awareness to better meet the customers' needs (internal and
Managing Change: Demonstrating flexibility and embracing changes to
adapt to shifting business needs and emerging technologies.
Identifying opportunities for business improvements. Effectively
implementing changes in alignment with business goals.
Ability to recommend, interpret, and/or apply company policies and
Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
Ability to develop rapport, trust, and open communication that
enhances the growth and job performance of direct reports.
Understands the history, strategy, organizational authority,
interdependence of job duties, products, systems, and services of
Conflict management skills.
Proven proficiency in utilizing training and development models for
instructional design and evaluation (e.g. ADDIE and/or Kirkpatrick
Understanding of adult learning/adult education principles.
Proficiency in utilizing Learning Management and Performance
Ability to apply creative solutions.
Proven ability to train others.
Ability to facilitate group involvement when conducting
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational
Development, Communications, or a related field required.
A minimum of 5+ years of progressive management experience in
training and development and retail operations required.
Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent
Work is performed in an office environment where a computer,
telephone and other office equipment are used as needed to perform
Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one
area to another.
Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25
No travel required.
ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:
Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program
In addition, eligible employees are offered:
Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer
ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and
applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not
discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry,
citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age,
marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition,
genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which
includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to
pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected
characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of
an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report,
and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.
Required Preferred Job Industries Retail
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