Kemper Corporation Leadership & Talent Development Consultant in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis MO
Kemper is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper’s products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises.
The Leadership and Talent Development (L&TD) Consultant plays an integral role in Kemper Life’s field value proposition. Our industry is a knowledge business where strong talent and leaders are the key to our success. This position will impact strategic initiatives across the talent lifecycle and will be responsible for the design, development, and delivery of learning solutions for Kemper Life field leaders and emerging leaders. Under general direction, this role will evolve programs necessary to ensure a pipeline of leadership talent across Kemper Life’s field organization. The incumbent in this role will ensure we are developing the skills and capabilities of our leaders at all levels to support the evolutionary growth and transformation of our field organization. This is a highly visible position with significant exposure to senior level executives and the opportunity to be autonomous and creative, and innovative. This role will play a vital role in advancing Kemper Life’s unique culture and building a bench of leaders in our growth-oriented organization. The individual who holds this position exemplifies Kemper Corporation’s Strategic Intent, Customer-Focused positioning and embodies the Act Like an Owner Culture. The successful candidate should have excellent facilitation and content design experience, and must foster relationships effectively with team members, customer groups and business partners.
Executes and supports the Kemper Life and Kemper Corporate strategies and initiatives. Collaborates with Centers of Excellence, partners with HR and business stakeholders to understand current and future business challenges to recommend high impact talent and leadership development solutions Designs innovative leadership development programs that include a blended learning approach such as coaching, classroom training, action learning and e-learning. Supports strategic initiatives across the talent lifecycle including succession planning, talent review, engagement and performance management. Uses strong project management practices and skills to assist with strategy and budget forecast for multi-work stream projects; plans, develops and implements learning solutions; keeps stakeholders engaged and informed. Designs and implements proactive communication and change management plans to ensure initiatives are well executed. Produces and facilitates talent and leadership development programs and workshops. Analyzes program effectiveness and recommends continuous improvement methods. Proactively engages in external research and knowledge sharing to stay current on talent and leadership development trends and best practices.
Create comprehensive development solutions for key roles in field management and leadership positions
Enhance the learner experience, looking for new ways to integrate learning into the flow of work, increase learning consumption and satisfy learning needs
Execute the implementation of existing Leadership and Management Development solutions and processes to increase overall bench strength and capabilities
Act as a learning consultant and trusted advisor to the business
Create internal network of SMEs to effectively and efficiently develop impactful learning solutions
Develop and formalize processes to gather learning data, analyze and communicate training effectiveness and impact
Collaborate with key stakeholder groups to identify means and methods to improve learning effectiveness
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Training, or Education related field preferred
5+ years of experience in a corporate or business setting
3+ years of experience developing training solutions from the ground up (including but not limited to research, solution analysis, selection, solution design and development and implementation) in a business environment required
Technical aptitude and demonstrated experience leveraging learning technologies and tools that integrate with and support learning activities (such as LMS, TMS, online developmental tools and Key Microsoft Office tools) required
Experience demonstrating the effectiveness of learning solutions through measurement, analysis and reporting required
Design and development of instructional materials in a variety of media required
Must be flexible to deliver training in a variety of formats: classroom, virtual, on-the-job, synchronous, asynchronous, etc.
Sales training or sales industry experience preferred
Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.
Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
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