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Learning & Development Manager

Company: Kratos Defense
Location: Roseville
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., is a leading defense technology company focused on unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, training, and combat systems. Our customers include the U.S. federal government, foreign governments, commercial enterprises, and state and local government agencies. At Kratos, we prioritize affordability as a cornerstone of our technology. We leverage proven, cutting-edge methodologies and technology to minimize costs, streamline schedules, and mitigate risks, ensuring timely delivery of cost-effective solutions to market.

Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS), a division of Kratos Defense, is renowned for its expertise in developing, delivering, integrating, and supporting high-performance, cost-effective, jet-powered Unmanned Aerial Systems (Targets and Tactical). As a mid-tier defense contractor, we've demonstrated agility and innovation in providing aircraft to the US military and global allies and partners. Our track record of delivering top-notch jet-powered subscale targets has established us as a go-to defense contractor capable of delivering capabilities at an affordable price.

At KUAS, we prioritize innovation, collaboration, and growth. Our team collaborates to cultivate a supportive and dynamic workplace, fostering creativity and promoting professional development while honoring personal and family lives. Join our team and help shape the future of unmanned technology within the defense industry today!

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The Learning & Development Manager leads the design, preparation, and delivery of training and development programs for company leadership and employees. Joins in partnership with leadership and human resources to assess and implement organizational development programs, processes, and training initiatives to support organizational goals and strategies. Drives leadership and professional development, both in group and individualized settings, and creates and delivers content, methods, and materials for training and development. Monitors program effectiveness and adjusts accordingly to achieve desired training and development goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, develop, and implement learning and development programs aligned to organizational goals and strategy, in order to equip leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and drive exceptional performance. Develop similar tools and programs for employees to enhance and strengthen their professional development.
  • Drive the vision and strategy for leadership and professional development. Connect with stakeholders from executive leadership down in order to understand skill gaps and conduct needs assessments to identify critical areas of opportunity for developmental improvements.
  • Collaborate as needed with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and relevance of training content.
  • Utilize a range of learning methods and instructional techniques, such as live group instruction, one-on-one leadership coaching, internal online training platform coursework, vendor-driven e-learning, etc., to implement learning and development objectives.
  • Facilitate instructor led programs for leadership and employees in a way that provides a high-quality learning experience while achieving desired training objectives.
  • Research, recommend, manage, and maintain relationships with external learning vendors as needed to support learning and development goals.
  • Create and monitor measurements for program effectiveness and provide data-driven insights on the overall engagement, satisfaction, and effectiveness of learning programs.
  • Promote usage and drive continuous improvement of the learning and development programs, and adjust programs as needed to achieve maximum results.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in learning and development.
  • Monitor training budgets and expenses.
  • Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

    None.

    #LI-Onsite

    Compensation:

    $120,000 - $140,000

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    • Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the assigned duties.Ability to interact effectively and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of employees within a cross-matrixed organization, both in an office and in a manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to communicate, influence, and gain the commitment of the leadership team to align with and execute key learning and development initiatives.Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government and company standards.
    • Excellent written communication.
    • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.
    • MS Office proficient. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
      • 7+ years of experience in learning and organizational development or a related field, or 5+ years of experience with a master's degree.
      • Experience in a defense contractor and/or manufacturing environment is a plus. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
        • Office and manufacturing environment.
        • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
        • Ability to perform repetitive motions (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).
        • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds in accordance with KUAS General Safety Training guidelines. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
          • 10-25% May be required between KUAS locations.

            THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS CLASSIFICATION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO CLASSIFIED.

            A REVIEW OF THIS CLASSIFICATION HAS EXCLUDED THE MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION THAT ARE INCIDENTAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF FUNDAMENTAL JOB JUTIES. ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THIS JOB PROFICIENTLY. THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE THE MINIMUM LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES

Keywords: Kratos Defense, Roseville , Learning & Development Manager, Executive , Roseville, California

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