Learning and Development (L&D) Manager – Piekary Slaskie

The primary responsibility of the Learning and Development Manager is to establish a culture of continuous learning and to design and oversee all learning and development programs within the local facilities. The L&D Manager's responsibilities include identifying training needs based on skills gap analyses, developing group and individual learning courses, and managing the training budget. You will drive development throughout the organization and ensure employees’ skills continue to grow and development with an impact on the quality of work, productivity, our culture and the retention of employees.

You will co-create, identify and monitor leadership and compliance training for all Polish Facilities; and design, plan, and implement training programs, policies, and procedures to fulfill those needs. You will report into the Director of Human Resources.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Develop and execute the Learning and Development/Training strategy.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Performance Management and Talent Development strategy.
  • Liaise with various line managers and employees, discuss their needs and develop L&D programs accordingly (with use of business goals, above mentioned PM and TD strategies, performance reviews and skills gap analyses).
  • Search, select, and manage external training solutions/vendors, for both mandatory training (such as Health and Safety Training) as non-mandatory training.
  • Develop budget requirements, oversee spend and report quarterly.
  • Oversee learning activities, curriculum, and resources.
  • Evaluate whether learning goals have been achieved and what can be improved or changed for future.
  • The further development of our onboarding program, in which you will work closely together with the line managers, HR functions and Global Training Director to create a unique experience for our new joiners.
  • Implement coaching sessions and mentorship programs to establish a culture of continuous learning.
  • Recommend new training methods (including e-learning courses and game-based platforms).
  • Reviews existing training programs suggests enhancements and modifications to improve engagement, learning, and retention and/or to meet the changing needs of clientele, the organization, or the industry.
  • Manages all regulatory and compliance training requirements.
  • Ensures that training materials and programs are current, accurate, and effective.
  • Maintains knowledge of new methods and techniques for training, and training requirements applicable to the organization and/or industry.
  • Identifies problems and opportunities such as operational changes or industry developments that training could improve.
  • Conducts or facilitates required and recommended training sessions.



  • BSc/MSc in Human Resources, Learning and Development, Organizational Psychology, or relevant field
  • Work experience as a Training Manager, Learning & Development Manager or similar role within an international manufacturing organization
  • In-depth understanding of traditional and modern training methods (including workshops, simulations, e-learning, and coaching)
  • Experience organizing training activities in a corporate environment
  • Hands-on experience with project management and budgeting
  • Proficiency in Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Excellent communication and training skills
  • Expertise within the field of: Performance management review, including calibrations, succession planning and promotions, culture of feedback, MD, Talent development programs, upskilling & reskilling, change management


  • Thorough understanding of training processes
  • Ability to moderate large groups
  • Proven ability to communicate complex analysis
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete projects effectively
  • Strong understanding of data analysis and problem solving
  • Strong collaborator - you easily built networks and know how to work closely with your key stakeholders to create impact;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented and able to follow complex procedures
  • Proven ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple tasks
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize and efficiently facilitate meetings and project teams
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related
  • High level of cultural sensitivity and awareness to work in an international organization, while also engaging effectively across experienced international cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrates the corporate values possesses integrity, understands why and how to handle confidential information properly
  • Ability to work varying hours to align with various time zones
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in both Polish and English is a must!


Every position at Footprint directly enables a better future for all of us. If you want to make a difference by working somewhere purpose-driven, then Footprint may be the place for you. When you work for Footprint, we will be investing in you with career growth paths and incentives that reward excellence.

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If you believe this position is meant to be yours, please apply until August 1, 2022 at the latest.

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More about Footprint

Footprint exists to create a healthier planet by eliminating single-use and short-term use plastics. Innovation is our DNA. Footprint designs, develops and manufactures technologies that are biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable. We love our oceans and our planet, which is why we are revolutionizing industries to eliminate plastic pollution by making it easy for companies to switch to plant-based solutions. The company employs more than 2,500 people the headquarter is based in Arizona USA and soon we will open our manufacturing site in Piekary Śląskie, Poland. Are you up to the challenge to help us build a successful business from scratch and do you want to join one of the world’s most innovative and promising companies within Europe?

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