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Director of Learning & Development-UK

Posted on 6/28/2024

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

51-200 employees

AI-powered shelf scanning for operational efficiency

AI & Machine Learning
Consumer Goods
Data & Analytics


Remote in UK

Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Operations & Logistics
Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Education, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • 10+ years experience in talent development with proven expertise in building, scaling and refining impactful programs, products, processes, and frameworks
  • Strong project management skills, capable of coordinating multiple learning initiatives simultaneously
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of learning theories, instructional design principles, and adult learning methodologies
  • Proficient in using learning management systems (LMS) and other e-learning platforms to deliver and track training programs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; able to deliver engaging and impactful training sessions to diverse audiences
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members and learners
  • Data-driven mindset, using analytics and metrics to measure the effectiveness of training programs and identify areas for improvement
  • Adaptable and innovative; able to continuously update and evolve learning strategies to meet the changing needs of the organization
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships with stakeholders and collaborating effectively across departments
  • Develop & implement high-impact L&D programs in line with business needs and priorities
  • Establish strong partnerships with the business to understand current business issues and opportunities related to learning and development
  • Conduct organizational needs analysis and create training plans for employees
  • Review and revise course materials to align with operating processes, procedures, and systems
  • Deliver training to various parts of the business and coordinate training sessions
  • Collect feedback on completed training to evaluate and make improvements
  • Source and recommend vendors for learning solutions
  • Manage the L&D budget
  • Define and lead projects for continuous improvement
  • Craft and communicate a clear vision for the L&D function
  • Empower customers to achieve success with training and resources
  • Provide agile solutions for evolving learning and performance needs
  • Design a maintenance and improvement strategy for content
  • Partner with Product and Engineering for effective support of new launches
  • Define, implement, and report on key performance metrics for L&D
  • Advocate for quality improvements through effective storytelling
  • Enhance career development framework for Product Support functions
  • Equip Operations team to handle critical escalations and customer responses

Focal Systems specializes in optimizing retail operations through its FocalOS product, which integrates advanced AI and computer vision technologies. By automating tasks such as shelf scanning, the company aids in significantly reducing operational costs by up to 50%. Working at this company offers the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge technology applications within the retail sector, contributing to transformative solutions that enhance efficiency and competitiveness in the industry.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Burlingame, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth