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Graybar Director Learning & Development in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Make a difference.

As the Director Learning & Development, you will ensure the Company offers employees timely and relevant learning and development opportunities to prepare for current and future roles within Graybar. You will also create and manage a leadership development path as a talent pipeline.

In this role you will:

  • Set the curriculum strategy for the Company’s learning and development programs in all areas: core, job specific, supplier and leadership.

  • Responsible for all leadership development programs (i.e., Internship, Leadership Trainee, Emerging Leader, Branch Management School, and Executive Education Program).

  • Partner with business leaders and subject matter experts to define learning objectives and develop and/or curate learning solutions.

  • Lead the overall strategy, implementation, and program management for onboarding new employees.

  • Lead team members in design strategy, development, curation, and implementation of key learning initiatives and programs.

  • Ensure up-to-date and innovative learning and development services.

  • Oversee external vendor relationships and work with external content experts to create customized learning solutions.

  • As needed, lead, and facilitate learning programs including classroom and remote learning, small groups, and large groups.

  • Oversee evaluation and feedback of learning and development programs; assess and improve effectiveness and business impact of programs.

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the learning and development team including coaching, mentoring and development.

  • Develop and manage budget for learning and development ensuring cost effective methods are utilized.

  • Invest in technology on an ongoing basis to enable learning and development strategies. Manage these vendor relationships.

  • Work across the organization to identify areas where common training solutions can be leveraged company wide.

  • Provide consultative services to Directors, Human Resources to implement learning and leadership development strategies.

What you bring to the table:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible learning and development experience; supervisory experience

  • Four-year degree: business, human resources, or related field

  • MBA or equivalent education strongly preferred

  • SPHR or PHR certification preferred

  • Knowledge in designing, developing, and delivering impactful learning and development programs

  • Content management/knowledge management

  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques

  • Strong supervisory, leadership, and consulting skills

  • Verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Problem solving and negotiation skills

  • Ability to budget effectively

  • Ability to identify and manage vendors effectively

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels

  • Ability to lead a team and achieve results through others

  • Ability to interact with and influence senior leadership.

  • Moderate travel required.

    Why should you join Graybar?

    At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.

That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.