Job Description

Learning & Development Manager


About Pivot Bio:

At Pivot Bio, we are working together to transform agriculture, finding smarter, more sustainable and, ultimately, more profitable ways for farmers to grow. Working with and for farmers, we’re using cutting-edge science to create a microbial nitrogen for the world’s most vital crops. We are replacing synthetic fertilizers with a more sustainable, nature-driven plant nutrition that benefits farmers, consumers and the planet.

Pivot Bio is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Learning & Development Manager for our mission-driven culture. Pivot Bio has committed to our employees that this should be the best possible place for them to learn, and grow their careers, so this position plays a crucial role in helping us to deliver on that promise. The L&D manager should ensure that our employees have the skills and knowledge necessary to drive innovation and excellence in their roles as they deliver for our customers and the planet. We are seeking a pro-active and energetic professional with a deep passion for our mission and for employee development, a strong understanding of adult learning theory, and the ability to design and execute highly effective learning solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Learning Program Development: Collaborate with the People Leadership Team to develop a learning and development strategy to enable employees to achieve our mission.
  • Consultative approach: Excellent communication and influencing skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing, with audiences at all management levels.
  • Program Design and Implementation: Design, develop, and implement a variety of learning programs for all levels of employees, both virtual and in-person, to include but not limited to onboarding, culture and values, manager development, and industry-specific knowledge.
  • Training Session Delivery: Both in-person and online, for employees at all levels of the organization, leveraging various learning methods and modalities.
  • Internal Communication: Develop and maintain, in partnership with internal comms, organizational communications such as intranet articles and company emails to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources.
  • Learning Management System: Maintain and manage our LMS and content library to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of training programs.
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Ability to apply adult learning principles and tactics, to creatively engage and develop learners, and to stay updated on industry trends and innovations.
  • Metrics and Evaluation: Work with the People Leadership Team to set and measure success metrics related to training programs, and use ongoing data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Responsive to Business Needs: Work closely with business leaders and People Partners to conduct learning needs assessments in order to understand business priorities and ensure learning programs are aligned with and are practically helping to solve organizational needs

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Education, Psychology, Business Administration, or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of direct experience in learning and development program management, with a proven track record of designing, implementing and delivering successful learning programs in professional settings
  • Strong understanding of adult learning principles and the ability to apply them to diverse employee populations
  • Previous instructional design experience
  • Familiarity with L&D technology (LMS, content library, etc.) and analytics; experience with Docebo preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the Agronomy, Climate Tech and/or Bio Tech industries is preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage ambiguity across multiple priorities and to know when to escalate issues for final resolution
  • Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into actionable plans
  • Strong individual contributor leadership skills and project management skills with the ability to drive and support multiple priorities in a fast-paced remote-first business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly