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Senior Manager of Learning & Development Operations

Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  58281
Job Function:  Human Resources

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 


The Senior Manager of Learning and Development manages the creation and execution of operations-based leadership development initiatives to include fundamental training to managers, supervisors, and line leads. They supervise field L&D Managers to deliver non-technical learning programs for salaried and hourly associates in order to improve productivity and engagement and reduce turnover in the region. Programs are on-ground, primarily at poultry harvest and cook plants; may also include support of grain and agriculture commodity locations such as feed mills, soybean plants and the like.


This position will be based and sit at the Perdue Learning University in Salisbury, MD.  Relocation packages are available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages field L&D Managers to deliver leadership development courses as well as other interventions for engagement and retention of hourly and salaried associates.
  • Creates and executes programs for leadership, accountability, teamwork, stewardship  and other management development courses as prescribed by the annual Learning Calendar to include classes for Team Leads (Salaried Supervisors), Line Leads (Hourly), and other management positions. 
  • Works with Human Resources Business Partners and Operations Leadership in the annual succession planning process; identifies and nurtures hourly and salaried emerging leaders; facilitates unique learning sessions or other developmental programs.
  • In conjunction with Corporate L & D Team, identifies and sources workforce development or other local educational opportunities. 
  • Assess learning needs through formal or informal means; create or source programs including coaching, traditional on-ground or e-learning courses to address gaps in productivity, retention, engagement and other criteria related to performance and  development.
  • Diagnoses gaps in individual and team performance through the use of assessments and other tools and recommends appropriate courses or other developmental programs.
  • Embodies and exhibits Perdue values (quality, integrity, teamwork, and stewardship).
  • Captures data and other learning scorecard metrics including evaluations of courses.
  • Owns or participates in enterprise-wide programs such as the Operations Managers in Training Program for new college graduates, our advanced management series, and ad-hoc courses at Perdue Learning University, our flagship, 5000 square foot learning facility in downtown Salisbury, MD.

Minimum Education and Education

REQUIRED:   A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in one or more of the following: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training & Development or other relevant field plus 8-10 years of related experience.  Minimum of 5 Years experience in Training with advanced facilitation/presentation skills, applied Instructional Design, Adult Learning Principles/Methodologies, and/or Organizational Development.    Other requirements include:  Strong proficiency in verbal/written communications, excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, multi-tasking, problem-solving, coaching/mentoring and time management skills. Ability to travel 50% of business hours.


PREFERRED:  A Master’s degree in one or more of the following: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training & Development or other relevant field. Previous experience in a perishable foods/production environment, especially live animal agriculture.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury