L&D Director – Product & Tech in London, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 2 months ago



L&D Director – Product & Tech

Job Description:

Sage exists to knock down barriers so everyone can thrive, starting with the millions of small and medium-sized businesses served by us, our partners and accountants. Critical to bringing our purpose to life and helping Sage to grow and scale, the Product & Technology Talents are constantly evolving their skills. To attract and retain key talents in those functions, the L&D Director partners with the Product and Technology leaders, VP People and People Business Partners to identify and strengthen the key capabilities for those teams, and drive performance.


Key Responsibilities:

•Lead the creation of the CPrO & CTO L&D strategy in alignment to people and business strategies, in support of talent progression and development of greater levels of capability

•Design and deliver development programs that will shift performance within function through a strong focus on capability as an enabler

•Work in partnership with senior leaders and People VP to implement the learning strategy and embed required skills

•Own functional reporting and ensure the evaluation of investment and the impact on performance for all Corporate and Functional programs

•Lead the functional Apprentice and or Graduate development programs (Sage Ignite)

•Provide leadership ‘year on year’ in terms of forecasting for functional investment in development and ensure relevant funds are acquired to support the required needs and budgets are governed proactively/efficiently

•Engage with and support the delivery and promotion of global programs within function so as to gain insight and provide value

•Support product and technology teams in their own development through facilitating team development sessions, provide coaching and support as and where required

•Lead global learning projects as and where required by promoting and procuring resources in support of the project

•Lead the implementation of the academy approach alongside other academy leads

•Lead accountability for Pluralsight and ensuring all Sage learning platforms are maximised, communicated and adopted by the function as a key enabler.

Skills, know-how and experience:

•10 years’ experience in L&D, with proven experience and track record in delivering high value

•Proficiency in English language, with strong verbal and written skills and proficient in local regional language where required

•Educated to a Degree standard.

•Experience in cross-functional, multi-country, virtual teams in matrix-organisations and used to working in a global organisation and dealing with different cultures and time zones.

•Comfortable in training skills, i.e., theory, design, delivery and facilitation.

•Experienced in the procurement and management of suppliers and management of budgets.

•Strong consultancy skills and experience, gained in either an internal or external consultant role.

•Experienced in Coaching

Our comprehensive total rewards program includes:-

•Generous pension and bonus schemes

•Enhanced parental leave

•Hybrid working

•Work abroad scheme – Up to 10 weeks a year

•On-going training and professional development

•Paid 5 days to volunteer through our Sage Foundation

•And, so much more!

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