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Leadership Development Manager

Leadership Development Manager

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Amazon Japan G.K.
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Job Description

Amazon is growing very fast, which is both exciting and challenging. Our mission is to build an evergreen pipeline of leadership talent that drives Amazon’s growth!

The Leadership Development Manager owns L&D for Amazon Corporate Employees end to end. This role will develop overall strategic roadmap for employees and managers, as well as design & deliver content across various modalities. This includes traditional classroom settings, technology-enabled resources for blended/hybrid learning solutions, as well as partner with external vendors when needed. We experiment, learn, and iterate to accelerate the development of Amazon leaders who embody our culture. Joining our team, you will have opportunities to build on best practices, innovate in the field of talent development, and also help thousands of employees improve their effectiveness and grow their leadership capabilities.

The Leadership Development Manager will collaborate with learning and development professionals globally to design or tailor programs to meet local specifications. You will have a hands-on role managing program details, improving processes and engaging business stakeholders. To ensure high quality and impact of learning, you will often seek customer feedback, analyze success metrics data and engage in continuous improvement efforts to exceed customer’s expectations.

The position reports to Talent Development Leader within Corporate Human Resources at Amazon Japan and will work closely with HR Business Partners, global L&D colleagues and business managers to execute on impactful initiatives supporting talent management, leader development, and onboarding.

The position reports to the head of Corporate Human Resources group at Amazon Japan and will work closely with HR colleagues and managers to ensure continued alignment of people with programs that support talent management, employee development and onboarding.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop innovative L&D strategies. Diagnose and prioritize learning needs that are aligned with business objectives
  • Facilitate leader development programs in classroom, webinar, or practice-clinic settings; apply principles of adult learning in your delivery.
  • Utilize instructional design expertise to create learning solutions in a variety of modalities that are measurably effective and engaging, applying adult learning and accelerated learning techniques, and follow-up reinforcement activities.
  • Act as a program owner for designated programs; take responsibility for updating changes, act as master trainer, support bringing new trainers up to speed.
  • Build a positive, collaborative partnerships among subject matter experts, team members, and stakeholders.
  • Keep local and global projects on track, communicating effectively to ensure engagement and adoption by HR and business leaders
  • Draw upon a variety of techniques to challenge and engage learners, transfer knowledge, and provide an efficient and fun learning environment to ensure learning outcomes are achieved.
  • Limited travel (up to 15%) for classroom delivery and supporting regional and global initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Seven or more years of relevant experience building high quality instructor-led management and leadership development programs for all levels of people.
  • Experience with facilitation and coaching mid- to senior-level leaders
  • Proven ability to develop and manage virtual or self-service learning solutions, such as e-learning, virtual communities, performance support tools, self-assessments, etc.
  • Established track record of planning and managing large, cross-functional efforts.
  • Disciplined self-starter; resourceful and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment with multiple and changing objectives.
  • Skilled at collaborating on a team and also working independently to deliver results.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • B.S. or B.A. in adult learning, management training, human resources management or related fields.
  • Experienced analyzing and presenting data on training impact.
  • Strong project management skills with attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven consulting skills with an ability to influence in all directions
  • Strong business and HR acumen, including problem solving skills, critical thinking, and willingness to be vocally self-critical
  • Ability to influence leaders at all levels to understand their role in employee development and help build their skills
  • Ability to deliver results using latest technology, systems or tools to improve learning experience
  • Ability to be a change agent in adopting new approaches in light of changing business requirement