Learning & Development Director

Job Location

Neenah, WI US


1645 Bergstrom Rd Neenah, WI 54956

Job Category

Human Resources


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
The learning & development director will take our leadership and employee development initiatives to the next level and beyond. The incumbent will design, deliver and measure the employee experience that allows people and teams to thrive throughout their lifecycle (onboarding, transfers, performance cycles, leaves of absence and off-boarding). The incumbent will also collaborate with key stakeholders to help our employees advance their skills and knowledge.


Essential to this Position
  • Create and execute learning strategies and programs which will up-level the collective and individual capabilities of the enterprise.
  • Build, iterate, and scale programs that help employees effectively tackle the evolving needs of their roles and continue growing their careers.
  • Employ a strategic mix of different learning and development solutions to drive the behavior changes and improved results to enable teams to win. 
  • Select and manage the implementation of Organizational Effectiveness (OE) methodologies and tools that best support the OE strategy and are in alignment with Menasha Corporation’s culture.
  • Make organization effectiveness decisions with global impact that are culturally relevant and meet the needs of a global team member population and reinforce an inclusive culture.
  • Owns and leads the Menasha Corporation’s performance management philosophy to create a high-performance culture in partnership with Total Rewards.
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities.
  • Stay current with HR trends, employment law and diversity and inclusion landscapes
Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Field Of Study
Concentration in Organizational Behavior, Psychology or related field preferred.
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
Minimum of 7 years of experience required
Knowledge, Skills, Or Abilities Desired
  • Knowledge of major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the Human Resources (HR) function or department; ability to use and administer the organization's HR policies, strategies and environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use the organization's and industry's standards, procedures and policies relevant to human resources management
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and ability to advise on laws and regulations affecting HR practices
  • Knowledge of HR approaches, tools and techniques; ability to inform, guide and advise managers in HR-related initiatives
  • Knowledge of and ability to plan and develop an organization's HR operations in order to increase individual and organizational effectiveness
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement HR related tasks, processes, and projects to ensure smooth daily HR operations
Additional Requirements
  • Experience creating and developing curriculum and administering a Learning Management System
  • Demonstrated people management.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to manage and work with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated track record of collaboration and global mindset and experience
  • Excellent critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to listen well, comprehend and analyze situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience leading initiatives to drive learning and development, with a proven track record of improving specific individual and group results.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing curriculum and facilitating interactive, skills-focused trainings.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing and implementing learning solutions that are not just in the format of instructor-led “classroom” trainings – for example peer-to-peer learning, on-the-job learning, digital learning, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience evaluating and measuring the impact of learning and development efforts.
  • Strong experience implementing career development programs or frameworks.
  • Strong experience with 1:1 coaching and group facilitation.
  • Strong experience with user research, consulting, and advising leaders on solutions.
  • Track record of establishing trust with and influencing diverse groups of individuals to drive lasting changes across the enterprise.
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time.
About Menasha Corporate Menasha Corporation is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation’s products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America’s oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs over 5,000 employees in more than 100 facilities in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.menashacorporation.com. Click here to view a brief, 2-minute video about Menasha Corporation's rich legacy and exciting future.