Learning & Development Manager


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90045

Job Type:  Human Resources

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



This role is part of a team of Learning & Development Managers that create and execute people development programs and solutions across the organization.   Key areas of focus include leadership skills, people manager capabilities, career progression pathways, and enterprise development tools for teams in both our manufacturing plants and corporate.  This is a highly-visible role, providing trusted partnership for people development solutions across the business.  Success in this role will come from strong business acumen, expert training and train-the-trainer skills, the ability to match solutions to people and business needs, and natural savvy as a consulting partner to leaders. 


Role Capabilities

  • Learning & development expert at building solutions from the ground-up that match business needs and learner needs
  • Oversight of L&D programs - own and drive program design, implementation, impact measurement and sustainability, including continuous improvement when needed
  • Seasoned leadership skills trainer - EQ, performance coaching, personal effectiveness, etc.
  • Collaborative partner, expert advisor, and solution-oriented team member
  • Passion for people to succeed, and belief in their potential to learn and grow
  • Manage complexity in scope of L&D projects and diversity of business needs
  • Creative, out-of-the box thinking, in approach to traditional programs and processes
  • Mindset & ability to keep processes, tools, and programs simple, agile, scalable, and realistic
  • Self-manage work progress and outcomes, while proactively managing challenges that arise
  • Work quickly with high quality, to meet aggressive timeframes

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in learning & development solutions design, implementation, and overall project management
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced certification in employee development, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years advanced application of adult learning theory in program design
  • Expert facilitator of leadership development programs (Certification preferred)
  • Strong background of designing and implementing complex employee development programs (i.e. emerging leaders program, career path programs, new supervisors, etc.)
  • High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and virtual conference tools (MS Teams, or other)
  • Must be able to travel in the US & Canada, and work in manufacturing, company office and home office environments


We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.