Learning and Development Specialist
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Benefits Specialist
Location 08536, Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Learning and Development Specialist

Vacancy Number:
Location: Princeton
Location Address: 777 Scudders Mill Road, Bldg.2, Suite 200 Plainsboro, New Jersey, 08536 United States
Closing Date: 5/31/2023

Smart science to improve lives

Be part of our journey
As a global leader in specialty chemicals, we continue to succeed and strengthen our delivery of innovative, sustainable, and high-performance solutions. We are passionate and excited about how we can develop and utilize new technologies to shape and inspire changes within an ever-growing marketplace.
Our ideal person
As a business, it is really important to us that we find the best person for the job and that you have the best opportunity to succeed in the role. To help, we have outlined our expectations for the role and what core skills and experiences we require as well as what would make you an ideal fit. In turn, we hope this helps you evaluate if this is the right job for you.
Overall Description:
We are seeking an experienced Learning and Development Specialist to partner with our employees and leaders to achieve our purpose of using Smart Science to Improve Lives. This position is responsible for training, the talent management process including succession planning, the annual performance management process and coaching leaders and employees. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can influence people at all levels across the organization.

Key Job Responsibilities:


Advise, coach and guideline managers in identifying learning and development (L&D) needs through job analysis, appraisals and regular consultation, and recommend a course of action. As a result, develop and deliver L&D solutions (1:1 and group delivery; virtual and in person). The L&D specialist will facilitate the majority on internal training programs. Responsible for the subsequent monitoring and reviewing of L&D solutions.
Responsible for advising on annual budget requirements for the learning and development function within the broader Regional HR department. They are specifically responsible for monitoring the costs of L&D activities.
Determine a 12-month training schedule for the region aligning with broader business objectives.
Build relationship with external training providers to ensure Croda offers to all employees the highest level of personal skills and management development available.
Advise, coach and guideline managers in resolving performance issues.
Lead the annual talent review and succession planning process in conjunction with the local HR Partners and functional leaders.
The L&D Specialist is required to communicate regularly within the organization at all levels. Communications involve telephone, virtual meetings, email, written work and presenting to groups.


Ability to design and deliver L&D solutions requiring a thorough understanding of the training cycle and learning styles
Influence managers to take a recommended course of action
Ability to inspire / enthuse
Strong communication skills
Project management / personal organization. The ability to manage multiple projects
Ability to work off own initiative and problem analysis
Business and commercial awareness


Bachelors degree preferred
7+ years in Learning and Development or related function

Application Information:
Croda recognizes employees as our strength and the diversity they bring to our workforce are directly linked to our ongoing success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.
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