TEAM LEWIS is looking for a dynamic and innovative Learning and Development Director to expand the talents and skills of its team for career and personal progression and best practice. An experienced communications practitioner, the Learning and Development Director will assist in the agency’s success by coaching and developing its people.
A new and highly visible role, this opportunity will suit an emotionally intelligent professional who is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. You thrive on challenges and on working in a fast paced, international environment. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, you understand how to best apply this spirit to a growing independent global organization.
About TEAM LEWIS
The company is an integrated creative marketing agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Digital Impact, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA and European Excellence.
Purpose of the role
We are committed to training our people in integrated marketing communications and to evolving their leadership and soft skills. The Learning and Development Director will partner with US stakeholders to introduce initiatives to support TEAM LEWIS’ journey to becoming a destination agency.
This role will be responsible for the coaching, training and development of the team, including the executive team. The aim is to ensure that the agency is “fit for the future” and consistently high-performing so that it is able to deliver its strategic goals.
Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Undertake a training needs analysis to propose short, medium and longer term learning and development initiatives and plans for all US employees across multi disciplines
Recommend whether training programs and sessions should be rolled out regionally, locally or globally, aiming for an effective blend of different learning delivery methods
Collaborate with internal subject matter experts to curate content for the proposed skills- based training programs
Personally deliver leadership and soft skills training sessions on line/team/upwards management, self-confidence, communication/listening skills, interpersonal skills, stress management/problem solving, time management, change management, etc.
Lead on career mapping/creating clear career pathways and help with the communication of opportunities available at TEAM LEWIS
Provide counsel and insight in coaching all seniority levels on their career development; follow up on plans/actions as required
Be proactive in providing advice and resources for employees needing individual/specific care
Recommend changes to performance management initiatives, taking into account the experience and views of the HR Team
Partner with the HR Team to ensure that training is consistent across all locations
Act professionally across the agency and represent the global creative proposition positively
Be a cultural ambassador for LEWIS, using all social media channels to showcase team activity, projects and initiatives.
You are a charismatic and motivational trainer with experience as a marketing practitioner
A highly motivated self-starter with organizational flair, experienced in designing, setting up, running and delivering training initiatives in a pacey, changeable and challenging environment
Experience of conducting training needs analyses and managing a skills database
Able to demonstrate a track record in developing and upskilling people
A strong leader with the skills and aptitude to motivate and inspire people; highly engaging and empathetic
Experience of coaching employees through business, social and environmental change
Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Experience of marketing communications and knowledge of the agency world are beneficial
Integrity, humility, life-long learner – and a sense of humor
Considered, diplomatic, confidential and trustworthy, you will be a credible and collaborative member of TEAM LEWIS
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time.