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Manufacturing Learning and Development Specialist


Job Field: ADSU - Admin. & Office Support
Location: Huntsville, AL, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702262

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Learning & Development Specialist is responsible for finding and bringing into BASF new and innovative industry best practices, connecting with other experts outside of BASF and nurturing relationships in the areas of Learning and Development for the Huntsville Site. Learning and Development Specialist (1702262) – Huntsville, AL Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Develop point of view on individuals in the HSV talent pool through assessment, observation and understanding of critical skills.
  • Help shape training and development using metrics and data, in partnership with Data Management support and HR Analytics team.
  • Manage and develop overall architecture for BASF Huntsville Training System
  • Coordinate and manage logistics before, during and after Learning and Development events
  • Cultivate a strong network in order to ensure that best in class and innovative solutions are continuously integrated into our training system and development solutions.

This position is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Assess training needs, translate job requirements into training requirements, plan and coordinate personnel training, and organize / develop instructional material. Also, develop tracking tool on which courses have been completed by each employee.
  • Develop an approach for assessing skills learnt and refresher courses. Assess training results. Must be able to identify issues and problem solve.
  • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
  • Able to develop a model for a successful progression plan for all operators and technicians. This will be a model for mastery of each skill area where employees have the opportunity to become subject matter experts and/or qualify them to be unit trainers and/or promoted to higher levels.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Monitor, evaluate and record training activities to enhance training efficiency.
  • Anticipate and assess potential learning needs; propose adequate training in order to maximize employees full potential.
  • Develop training that will help the Huntsville Site meet its strategic goals.
  • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, and instructors.
  • Oversee management of the Innovation Center and become part of the team to organize site/facility tours.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree required combined with a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience or applicable military experience in the Learning & Development arena.
  • Experience in gathering critical information from multiple sources, synthesizing data and compiling into a report for analysis
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with all levels from front-line to executive
  • At least 2 years’ solid experience assessing training needs, translating job requirements into training requirements, planning and coordinating personnel training, and organizing / developing instructional materials.
  • Ability to assess training results. Must be able to identify issues and problem solve.
  • At least 2 years’ prior experience in developing, organizing and conducting adult training.
  • Strong proficiency in active listening, clear communication, training, coaching, and developing.
  • Demonstrated experience of leadership-through influence is required; previous experience in a supervisory role of a successful team is desirable. Strong leadership, teamwork attitude, and technical skills to establish a high-performance team and culture.
  • Presentation skills suitable to all types of training (one-on-one coaching, in-the-field training, casual small group training, and formal stand-up instruction).
  • Proven track record of collaboration across multiple areas in HR and with the business

The following are Preferred:

  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills
  • Expert in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to supervise and influence operational/administrative resources – assign work, assist with prioritization, coach and provide feedback

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

Job Segment: Learning, Human Resources

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