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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Director, Learning & Development in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Director, Learning & Development

Date: May 5, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization. To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

We are looking for a Director, Learning & Development


FUNCTION: Human Resources

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC

This role is part of the Talent, Organizational Effectiveness and Inclusion subfunction. A key component of the company’s success depends on its ability to develop its talent base and ensure a strong talent pipeline. In this position, the Director of Learning and Development will lead efforts to implement a proactive Learning and Development strategy with new, creative tactics, and delivery models that will give RAI a competitive edge. The Director of Learning and Development will be responsible for leading long-term talent development vision and pivotal initiatives while delivering against bold annual performance goals. The company is looking for a dynamic, creative, and passionate inspiring leader to join its Human Resources team. The company believes its strengths as an organization are its brands and its people.

This position will create and implement an innovative learning & development framework that optimizes RAI’s robust culture and drives business results. This role ensures that development is fit for purpose at across all levels of the company.

The Director will lead and develop its own team of employees and handle outside vendors and resources. This Director must be forward thinking and have the ability to expeditiously execute sophisticated projects and programs. The successful candidate must be able to generate positive outcomes by building partnerships across the organization that set shared expectation and integrate various points of view.

Reports to: Vice President, Talent, Organizational Effectiveness & Inclusion

Reporting Level: 4 Direct Reports, Team of 7.

What you will be accountable for:

  • Leads all efforts for training and development of a highly engaged and diverse talent base across the organization

  • Develops and implements innovative development strategies to optimize a robust diverse culture

  • Develops and implements innovative development strategies to address high potential employees needs to attain the highest altitude possible in their careers

  • Create a framework for development to ensure leadership, coaching, technical and business acumen are embedded across the business

  • Develop, source and execute state of the art plans for a portfolio of learning opportunities available for employees in a manner that is most appropriate for different learning styles, work locations and work schedules

  • Create and demonstrate strong networks to identify resources and ground breaking tools to accelerate learning

  • Works with HR Business Partners and the business functions to create functional development strategies by understanding business needs and translating those needs into creative learning programs and experiential opportunities

  • Ensures performance of all 3rd party resources are to agreed standards


Can you bring depth and breadth in the Learning & Development space, including innovation to move the organization forward?

Essential experience, skills and knowledge

  • 8-10+ years proven experience in Talent and Organizational Development, including 3+ years managing a team

  • Experience in fast paced, global organizations requiring an ability to operate successfully amidst change and transformation

  • Understanding of Learning & Development landscape, bringing a network of providers / solutions a must

  • Ability to navigate complex organizations

  • Development and delivery of end to end learning and development architectures

  • The successful candidate will have proven experience in developing collaborative relationships across all levels of the organization. This leader must have the passion, energy and intellectual curiosity necessary for a fast-paced, growth-driven environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably in Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness or related field


  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.


Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • Confidential personal financial counseling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com .

About our organization:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc. RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with RAI Services Company (2200). Job Number: 35071

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