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Learning & Development Manager

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Michael Foods, Inc.

Minnetonka, MN

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


The Learning and Development manager works with business leadership to develop and execute a learning & development strategy that aligns to and supports the achievement of Michael Foods strategic initiatives and goals including a training structure that can deliver sustainable training that supports service excellence with our customers. Leads the design, development, delivery and evaluation of L&D solutions, processes and materials needed to foster employee development that enables employees to perform against stated business metrics and expectations. A combination of e-learning, classroom, virtual and OJT is used to enhance skills for manufacturing, farm operations and functional associates. This role will report to our Chief Human Resources Officer.


Creates and implements sustainable training model and structure for operations, farms and functions; includes development and ownership of both initial onboarding and continuous training

Identifies current and future training needs through in-depth analysis of desired future organizational capabilities including overall talent pipeline needs

Develops short and long term training and development strategy and corresponding execution plan for the field team, aligned to overall business strategy and objectives; ensures effectiveness of training options for a dispersed workforce

Leads efforts to manage current programs (Michael Foods University) and develop new programs and training curriculum as needed by the business; creates appropriate materials and updated content as needed

Develops and implements a leadership development program for the enterprise

Interfaces with various subject-matter experts to develop training programs

Ensures Michael Foods development and delivery strategies for training and education programs meet contemporary standards; develops and delivers training directly including train-the-trainer curriculum

Acts as primary liaison with third party training vendors

Manages fiscal aspects of training including ROI of programs and meeting budget standards

Establishes effective metrics and oversees tracking of employee training and course offerings

Understands, demonstrates and promotes the principles of Michael Foods mission and values

Travel up to 40%

Performs other related duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree in HRD, Organization Development, Industrial Relations, Business or equivalent

2 years’ experience leading/managing others

10 years of training experience

5 years of experience with training assessments, design, development, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation

2 years’ experience working with a Learning Management System (LMS)

Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position



Excellent skills in application of the ADDIE model for instructor led and virtual training

Experience with design, delivery, evaluation of e-learning

Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented approach and ability to establish rapport quickly and collaborate effectively with all employee levels

Excellent communication skills: written, presentation and speaking

Proven proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Ability to influence up and across levels, functions, divisions within an organization


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products, and with net sales exceeding $1.5 billion. At Michael Foods, our customers' wants and needs serve as a foundation for all we do. We have become a leader in the food industry by introducing innovative, value-added food technology and customer solutions.

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