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Senior Learning & Development Specialist

Tillamook, Portland Outpost

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 07/12/2019

Senior Learning and Development Specialist

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

The Senior Learning and Development (L&D) Specialist plays a key role in the implementation and execution of corporate learning and development and onboarding programs, as well as administrative and planning tasks related to these functions. The successful candidate should have some facilitation and design experience.

The Senior L&D Specialist will support the L&D Manager in meeting the Learning & Development goals for the organization to develop and retain top talent. The Senior L&D Specialist will work across the entire organization to facilitate assigned Learning & Development programs and services including professional and leadership development, program management for our interactive on-boarding program, growth program for leaders, facilitation of team learning sessions and development of curriculum and learning material. The incumbent must foster cross-functional relationships effectively with business partners in employee services and embody our shared value of One Team.

Here’s a day in the life:

Consult with department leaders to assess training needs and match the need with appropriate solutions.

Conduct needs assessments to determine training focus and scope for team development requests and needs.

Design and develop effective and engaging curriculum and learning activities.

Build and cultivate relationships with People and Culture Business Partners to meet Learning & Development needs across the organization.

Facilitate and evaluate training programs on topics such as communication, supervisor basics, performance management for example, as well as new hire orientation.

Ensure training content is consistently updated and improved.

Maintain online Learning & Development intranet page.

Support performance management and review process education and support for supervisors and employees.

Develop L&D metrics and present on findings as it relates to growth and learning goals as well as meeting L&D objectives for the organization.

Continually evaluates training progress and training procedures to monitor and analyze course effectiveness and recommend updates to curriculum as needed.

Manage L&D projects including Onboarding and Development Programs for leaders.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills you’ll need:

Bachelor’s in human resources or a related field preferred or equivalent education and experience.


Minimum 5 years-experience in facilitating, coaching, and instructional design preferred.

SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.

Knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and its application in face-to-face and e-learning trainings.

Demonstrated understanding of data analysis and performance metrics.

Excellent professional communication skills (both verbal and written) via phone, email and in person.

Project management skills required.

Able to manage multiple projects at once, navigate dependencies, bring all work to completion on schedule, and successfully coordinate and prioritize.

Computer and technology skills including the Microsoft Office Suite.

Intermediate Excel skills required.

Approachability with employees and management.

Supports inclusive and diverse company culture.

Physical Demands:

Position requires ability to sit and/or stand for 4 hours or more at a time.

May be required to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

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