Senior Manager - Athleta Field Learning & Development

About the role

Athleta's purpose is to ignite a community of active, healthy, and confident women and girls who empower each other to realize their limitless potential. We believe alone we are strong, but united we thrive. #PowerOfShe

The Senior Manager, Field L&D at Athleta is responsible for the creation, oversight and execution of the field learning strategy and key partner for field talent management practices for the Athleta brand. As part of the Gap Inc. Enterprise Talent Management team, the leader of Field L&D dual reports to the Director, Athleta Talent Management and Sr. Director Field Enterprise Talent Management while building strong partnerships with field business leadership (Stores Vice President and Market Directors), HR Business Partners and cross-brand peers to design programs and experiences that develop key capabilities and a sustainable pipeline across the field organization.

Strategic Orientation

Collaboration & Influencing


Drives Results
What you'll do

  • This is an individual contributor role with leadership and oversight of project teams
  • Create, drive and manage the execution of the field learning strategy for the Athleta Brand
  • Establish and develop partnership with key business partners, functional leaders and enterprise stakeholders
  • Contribute and collaborate as a member of both the Enterprise Field Talent Management/L&D team and Athleta Talent Management team to influence and balance enterprise scale with brand personalization
  • Assess training needs for all levels of the field organization
  • Design, deliver, and support innovative, simple, sustainable and effective field focused learning solutions with an enterprise/leveraged mindset
  • Create and / or customize curriculum and collateral to build leadership and technical skills & competencies
  • Collaborate with Field HR to communicate, market and evaluate learning solutions and offerings
  • Responsible for project managing, planning and executing programs/deliverables from start to finish while leveraging appropriate change management practices to ensure delivery in a timely, well-coordinated manner
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with business leaders and key stakeholders
  • Partner with subject matter experts (SME's) to ensure learning content, experiences and materials reflect the audience learning needs
  • Engage with HR Field Leaders on key talent processes such as Performance Management, Succession Planning, Teaming and Development & Career Planning to support field leader development and growth
  • Manage the Field L&D budget
  • Maintain and grow industry knowledge in L&D/TM
Who you are
  • Has created and successfully managed the design and delivery of learning solutions to meet the business goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to deliver with speed, quality and continuous iteration to drive innovation
  • Proven ability to facilitate small and large training and team effectiveness sessions (live and remotely) and experience with various learning technologies
  • Demonstrated project and program management - ability to plan, identify, coordinate and track critical activities, milestones and deliverables with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Has effectively tracked, monitored and managed expenditures against budget
  • Can operate in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, matrixed environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Excited about translating strategy to action and rallying resources to deliver
  • Can position themselves as a trusted advisor and influencer to senior leaders and executive sponsors
  • Understands and uses relationships to drive effective collaboration with peers and stakeholders
  • Ability to present ideas effectively, represent the best interests of all stakeholders, guide discussions, shift thinking, enable stakeholders to express concerns and drive alignment

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