New York, New York
Head of Learning and Development: Summary: As the Head of Learning & Development (“L&D”), the role will report directly to our Head of Talent Management. The successful individual will be responsible for the end-to-end lifecycle of all L&D programs, materials and processes such as needs assessment, analysis, design, content development, and impact measurement. The individual will be responsible for partnering with various stakeholders in building a talent development strategy that aligns to the needs of the business and supports our brand, values and mission. The successful candidate will be one who thinks pragmatically and is able to be responsive to business needs and create L&D solutions to support them. Responsibilities: Strategy: Develop and execute strategic L&D agenda, identifying areas of success and alignment to regional business objectives and priorities. Create a strategic engagement plan and initiatives that include ongoing L&D programs and unique opportunities for staff connectedness, recognition, learning. Drive innovative and creative L&D approaches and tools. Implementation / Execution: Spearhead staff and organizational development and engagement efforts that support the emerging, evolving, and strategic talent management and employee lifecycle planning. Design and lead formal and informal staff and management trainings. Oversee and continually review and enhance a variety of learning experiences. Develop ad-hoc learning programs and tools to support departmental-wide initiatives. Actively promote professional development for all staff. Conduct needs analyses to determine learning needs based on projected competencies, career pathing, and organizational changes. Execute staff and leadership programming, communication and nomination processes and track participants and career progression as part of overall Talent Management efforts. Evaluate Learning Management Systems (LMS) and decide which technologies to offer and how to address specific learning needs in an agile work environment. Assist in the development and maintenance of key metrics and statistics. Use learning metrics and analytics to measure the effectiveness of learning solutions and evaluate program offerings and support agile and systematic program improvement in alignment with strategic priorities. Provide programs and services that enhance organizational performance and enable successful organizational change by increasing alignment between individual, team, and organizational capabilities, and manage the associated organizational change efforts: Lead the collection of employee feedback and engagement follow-up. Manage external vendor relationships, as needed: Relationship Management: Leverage internal and external networks to maximize knowledge sharing among peers and other subject matter experts,. Stay current on trends and best practices in L&D landscape. Partner with HR colleagues to create, deliver and continually reassess onboarding framework and curriculum for all new staff, processes for annual reviews, and various learning journeys (management programs, executive leadership programs, etc.). Collaborate with other departments to develop programs in the areas of strategic planning, team building, change management, coaching, and other customized trainings. Qualifications. Education & Professional Background: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of [8 -10] years of learning & development experience. Minimum of [3-5] years of learning & development leadership experience. Prior financial services experience preferred. Prior Experience: Prior experience in staff / leadership development program creation and implementation in a large organization. End-to-end development and roll-out of learning & development courses, processes and tools for a variety of employee groups (IT, Ops, front office, etc.). Demonstrated ability to train and present to various size staff groups and in formats of wide-ranging length and complexity. Technical & Soft Skills: Planning/Organizing/Executing – project management skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in addition to platform skills (in person and virtually). Analytical and detail oriented. Strong collaborator with ability to establish strong, positive relationships and work with a variety of people in different positions at all levels of the organization. Must be flexible and able to adapt to change smoothly and quickly. Ability to scale up and down – individual will need to be involved in building programs from the ground up, yet also provide strategic direction. Pragmatic thinker who is able to be responsive to business needs and create L&D solutions to support them. Other requirements. Must be able to work on-site at Mizuho’s office. Mizuho currently requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work on-site (unless a legally-required accommodation or exemption has been approved). Company Overview. Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), which is comprised of offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com. Mizuho Bank Ltd. offers a competitive total rewards package. We are an EEO/AA Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran. We participate in the E-Verify program. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. #LI-MIZUHO.