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BASF Learning and Development Specialist in Geismar, Louisiana

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Learning and Development Specialist – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

This role will lead a coordinated approach to training, development and knowledge management at the Geismar site. The role will drive learning and development best practices and consistency across the site and will provide leadership, coaching and development to local site Learning and Development Coordinators (LDCs). Further, this role assesses the current state of technical training at the site and provides a strategic direction for the future of technical training. In this regard the role provides this guidance to site leadership and ensures alignment across the organization. In supporting the site, this role utilizes analytics and insights as a key component of the strategy and alignment processes. As gatekeeper for the Learning Management System (LMS) for the Geismar site, this role will ensure an aligned and informed approach to site computer based trainings.

This role will also provide leadership, direction, focus and promote knowledge sharing practices throughout the site’s operational business processes and systems by strengthening links between knowledge sharing, information systems and improving integration among information systems to facilitate the seamless exchange of information across those systems.

Supporting the site’s workforce development strategy, this role maintains relationships with local community colleges to ensure: 1. Active co-op/internship/apprenticeship programs; 2. Alignment of curriculum to industry/BASF needs; and 3. Coordination with new hire training programs.

Finally, through providing strategic guidance to LDCs on site, this role will also further develop large/complex/cross-site training programs including, but not limited to post-hire qualification. In this regard, this role helps to ensure site-wide learning and development needs are met.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education and manufacturing experience, you will translate site training needs (technical and professional) from HR Business Partners and Labor Relations Manager to site specific plan and coordination with Learning and Development Coordinators.

  • Relying on your learning and development experience, you will assess, benchmark and drive continuous improvement to the Learning and Development strategy to ensure the site has a competitive advantage with regard to onboarding, capability and retention.

  • Utilizing strong facilitation skills, you will coordinate facilitation of operator onboarding program for the site (delivered by LDCs and external vendors).

  • Your keen attention to detail will be critical to build tools/solutions for tracking and reporting analytics and generate insights to monitor effectiveness of all training programs.

  • Supporting the Geismar site’s strategic objectives, you will utilize your strong business acumen to advise the organization on forecasting development needs and coordinating training resources to address them.

  • Employing your learning and development skills, you will design, manage, and validate complex development programs (or connecting to an outside vendor).

  • You will support the development of the talent pipeline by partnering with community colleges/technical schools to advise on curriculum for degree and non-degree training programs

  • Utilizing your demonstrated ability to achieve consensus and collaboration across business units, you will lead the development, implementation and use of knowledge management best practices.

  • As a partner to the Geismar site, you will coordinate external training facilitators/vendors for site-wide training when needed.

  • Demonstrating your commitment to professional development, you will pursue and maintain in-house training certifications to provide training such as (but not limited to) Insights and Leading from the Front.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: NCG/CH-Geismar Communications and HR-63024758

Title: Learning and Development Specialist

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2201925

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