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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the UK 35 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.

Job Title: Learning and Development Director


Job Field
Human Resources, HR

Job Description
Lead the Learning & Development strategy and the delivery regionally in alignment with Group wide strategy. Partner with Business Leaders and People Business Partners. Assist the business to understand its ‘development’ needs and be able to articulate how best to meet and address those needs. Using the team that reports in to them, this role will need to provide leadership and facilitate innovative best practices in how to develop colleagues. Deliver operational support, aimed at increasing employee engagement, supporting the delivery of business performance, and improving overall efficiency and effectiveness. Responsible for the service delivery of the Learning & Development quality, timing and cost targets.
Develop and implement the L&D strategy from regional/country offerings and roadmap and strike a balance between Regional/Country and Group wide priorities
Partner business leaders and people business partners within their regions to implement a solid learning structure that supports talent progression critical role capability to effective increase greater levels of capability
Lead the transformation of the L&D suite of professional development programs to build leadership capability
Lead all Regional Learning & Development projects and initiatives
Provide expert advice, interpretation and guidance on policies, practices and processes regarding leadership, people capability, L&D, performance management, and talent management, to Region People Business Partners and business leaders
Provide operational support in the execution of all Learning & Development processes and programs, including provision of tools, processes, coaching and best practice sharing
Participate and lead in development initiatives, as appropriate
Create a cohesive team by providing leadership that engages all staff, including setting the direction, establish performance expectations; provide regular feedback on performance and results, coaching, performance management, career development, reward and recognition, discipline, and recruitment

Job Qualifications
Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in Learning & Development discipline with a proven track record in developing high value programs in either functional, Marketing, Technology, Sales etc. or core Leadership etc. development initiatives
Experience of working internationally and in managing stakeholders at all levels within a matrix-organisation
Confident in dealing with all levels of the organisation and able to present a strong and clear rationale as to why a learning initiative is relevant
Experience of working in an organization in transition; a strong change agent
Dynamic and energetic individual focused on execution at pace
Project or program management experience with responsibilities for cross-functional problem-solving

Proficiency in English language, with strong verbal and written skills


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