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Learning and Development Leader, Enterprise - The Toro Company

Human Resources

Bloomington, Minnesota

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Who Are We?

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world-class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us.From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career.

This Sr. Manager of L&D will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and driving strategic programs and processes across the Toro Company (TTC) that shape, optimize, and mobilize our learning and developmentinitiatives. They will own the design and execution of practicesrelated to the evaluation andevolution of wholistic learning and development solutions to support the business. Role will collaborate withhuman resources(HR) partners, talent COE peers, and business leaders on maximizing organization-wide learning and developmentprograms, systems, and tools. Leads a team responsible for enhancing and deploying learning and development processesacross the company. 

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

Strong Talent & Teams

  • Own, create, enhance, and deploy learning and development processes and solutions for office and production employees inclusive of leadership, individual learning and development programs and career planning focused on driving tangible impact and outcomes.

  • Assess organizational needs and design innovative and effective learning solutions and models, including e-learning modules, on-the-job training, workshops, and certification programs.

  • Develop, deploy, and manage learning programs, ensuring they are accessible and relevant to all employees with keen focus on the production workforce.

  • Under the guidance of the managing director of talent and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), take on a primary role in the advancement and adoption of enterprise human resources priorities as related to the learning and development function, including ensuring we develop teams and talent to deliver on the ambitions of the company, foster an engaging workplace, and create a best-in-class experience for our people. 

  • Leverage the enhanced capabilities of the human capital management system (Workday) to advance and accelerate the application of learning and development practices; develop strong systems capability; utilize data to drive results. 

  • Partner with the managing director of talent and DEI and with the talent analyst to develop analytics that will enable data driven talent insights which can be used to inform strategic decision making – incorporate practices with operational rigor and on a recurring basis.

  • Support business strategy and objectives and enable a learning and development return on investment through consultation with HR partners, talent COE peers, and business leaders to understand learning and development needs, develop plans/processes to resolve business and/or organizational challenges, and to construct learning solutions aligned to strategy.

  • In partnership with the talent management team, design and facilitate organization-wide learning around topics inclusive but not limited to talent management process execution and effectiveness.

  • Own program and project management of key recurring and non-recurring learning initiatives.

  • Manage the L&D budget, ensuring cost-effective delivery of training programs.

  • Identify and drive strategic opportunities for self and for their team to partner with talent acquisition, DEI, and talent management functions to solve for business needs.

  • May provide strategic guidance and consultation on people and organizational designmatters.

Company Culture & Engagement

  • Continually build and leverage TTC employee engagement and lifecycle listening processes to guide organization actions, providing insights and improvement plans for leader and organizational performance.

  • Lead with a global and inclusive mindset to shape people practices that support a diverse workforce.

Practice Area and Team Leadership

  • Networkwith external peers, consultants and industry experts to enable benchmarking and staying current on talent trends; recommend best fitting solutions andresources for the enterprise.

  • Effectively lead and manage the learningand development team, ensuring clear understanding and achievement of goals; grow and develop the team for long-term success with the Company. 

  • Manage the relationships and work of outside consultants when used.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Requires Bachelors degreein a related field.

  • 8 or more years of experience in learning and development, organizational development, or HRbusiness partner.

  • Position requires up to 20% travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in designing learning and development solutions for amanufacturing production workforce, with a particular emphasis on e-learning initiatives and digital offerings.

  • Masters degree in a related field.

  • Experience leading people.

  • Certification in Change Management, Coaching, Team Building or similar.

  • Experience working in a corporate, multi-site/global organization.

Required Skills

  • High level of intellectual, professional, and interpersonal ability.

  • Capable of gaining the trust of leadership and influencing positive organizational outcomes.

  • Global mindset.

  • Proven coaching and influence skills.

  • Data-driven decisions using learning analytics.

  • Exceptional project management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to effectively implement people strategies in support of business goals.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint) skillswith specific expertise developing Power Point presentations for C-Suite executive audiences.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with recognized learning and development tools, particularly digital, and their use.

  • Experience with top tier HCM and learning and development technology (Workday, Successfactors), in the areas oflearning management, and e-learning tools.

  • Experience developing learning using effective adult learning and instructional design principles.

  • Experience with virtual delivery platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex).

What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at ourBloomington, MN HQlocation a variety of perks, including: 

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment. 

Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters! 

Food - Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day. 

Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees. 

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community. 

Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.

Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility#LI-Hybrid

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location.Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app.

At The Toro Company, we are committed to fostering a secure and trustworthy recruitment process for our applicants. Recruitment fraud is a potential threat to job seekers, so please be aware that throughout our recruitment process, you’ll never be required to pay any fees or disclose personal financial details when applying to TTC opportunities.  

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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