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Program Leader - Modernizing Workforce Capabilities

Company: Dow
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Dow has an exciting opportunity to lead its global Modernizing Workforce Capability (MWC) program - an enterprise-wide initiative and key enabler of our People & Culture Strategy. Through the MWC program, Dow will define a robust enterprise learning strategy, implement an updated skills framework, and modernize the Dow employees overall learning experience. This position can be located at one of our regional hubs - Midland (MI, USA), Houston (TX, USA), Terneuzen (NLD), Sao Paulo (BRA), or Shanghai (CHN).About YouAs the MWC Program Leader, you will fuel Dow's dedication to upskilling and learning. You will be accountable for developing Dow's corporate skills framework and learning governance approaches, as well as partnering to implement enabling technology that will bring the employee experience to life. You will also facilitate the Global Learning Council, which governs and drives Dow's learning priorities and programs globally.This role will require engagement and close partnership with key members of Dow's Digital Acceleration program, senior leadership and subject matter experts across various functions and regions to ensure alignment with enterprise learning and skill needs. The role also requires exceptional strategic capability and must influence the organization towards key outcomes, while solving complex and unique challenges related to the management of Dow's learning and development approaches. This role will report to the Senior Director of Talent Development and Workforce Insights.Your responsibilities include:Provide overall leadership and direction for the MWC program including being accountable for all short- and long-term project deliverables:Leading the effort to rationalize mandatory training courses in Dow's Learning Management System (Diamond Learning)Institutionalizing Dow's approach to learning governance, globallyDeveloping a new skills framework that enables transparency on role-based skillsImplementing new tools and technologies (e.g., Learning Experience Platform) to improve the learning experience for all Dow employeesMaintain oversight of Dow's relationship with our key MWC project partners and vendorsDirect people leadership of four core project team members and indirect/influential leadership over entire project teamCollaborate with various stakeholders and leadership to ensure program deadlines are met and strategic direction is understoodServe as an ambassador for change and drive new and innovative industry leading trends to foster a continuous learning culture at DowYour knowledge, skills & abilities include:Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with ability to manage key stakeholders and influence change at all levels within the organizationProven success with managing external vendors and budgetsDemonstrated ability to use analytical thought processes and tools to identify and drive innovative solutionsAn employee-centric, human-centered mindset with a deep passion for continuous learningDeep understanding of learning, upskilling, and training (asset)Required Qualifications:A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or relevant military experience at a U.S. E6 rank or Canadian Petty Officer or higherA minimum of 8 years of relevant work experienceU.S. Applicants: A minimum requirement for this position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) processPreferred Qualifications: Master's or higher education in Human Resources, Learning and Development, or related fieldExperience designing learning and development strategies (asset)Experience implementing learning technologies such as LXP, LMS (asset)Connection with external leading practice organizationsDemonstrated project leadership experience in a fast-paced and complex environmentExperience leading large scale change initiativesNote: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this position and may be provided based on eligibility.Dow Offers: A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefitsOn-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others About DowDow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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