Senior Learning Manager

Ref: 4269

C&A Foundation

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 30/08/2019

C&A Foundation, affiliated to global retailer C&A, is a corporate foundation and is here to create a positive impact on society by fundamentally transforming the fashion industry into a force for good. They give partners financial support, expertise and networks so they can make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches. Alliances with other brands and retailers in pre-competitive spaces and with actors from across the supply chain are developed to co-create solutions to the industry’s biggest challenges. They do this because they believe that despite the vast and complex challenges faced, they can work together to make fashion a force for good. Their commitment to transparency and knowledge sharing with others delivers greater, collective impact.

Senior Learning Manager

To establish a truly high-level learning culture, C&A Foundation is looking for an individual that would take a senior role in developing a successful global learning culture within the organization.

The Senior Learning Manager (SLM), part of the Effective Philanthropy (EP) team of the foundation, will lead and execute organisational learning across the foundation. The individual will play an integral role in operationalising the EP strategy as related to organisational and partner learning. This individual will improve knowledge and use of lessons and learning to drive effectiveness, results and long-term impact, while engaging with partner organisations and networks to enable learning and sharing of knowledge across organisations.

As a senior representative of the foundation, the SLM will also serve, externally, as an ambassador and champion for learning and, internally, as a critical thinker and collaborator across programmes and staff at all levels. The SLM will identify relevant learning content to be crafted into engaging and effective learning events and products.

The preferred and ideal candidate:

  • Is an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player who has the ability to work with minimum supervision in a collaborative and responsive global team;
  • Is proactive and brings an inspirational, creative and open-minded character;
  • Is an accomplished facilitator and speaker with a track record (+10 years) of proven ability to design and deliver interactive and engaging learning activities within organisations, and with external stakeholders, that make knowledge and experience ‘stick’;
  • Brings solid project management experience, including planning and implementing learning (through formal evaluations and other means) and knowledge management related activities.

Perhaps most importantly, the successful individuals will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of C&A Foundation. The position has a global scope with frequent travel and reports to the Head of Effective Philanthropy.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. To apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4269.

Applications should consist of a CV and letter of motivation. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2240 9341 or by emailing robert.prettner@perrettlaver.com. The closing date for applications is 09:00 am CEST on 30th August 2019.

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