Professional Development Manager

Position Summary

The Professional Development Manager is responsible for improving and guiding employee development and productivity of the organization's employees. This position assesses company-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. This position actively searches, creatively designs and implements effective methods to educate and enhance employee’s performance.

Job Location

Any Argent location

Supervisory Responsibilities:



  • Develops individual education plans for each employee in conjunction with their supervisors.
  • Develops training and development programs and objectives.
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts.
  • Obtains and /or develops effective training materials utilizing a variety of media.
  • Develops and maintains organizational communications such as intranet bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources.
  • Conducts required annual training.
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results.
  • Modifies programs as needed.
  • Administers spending against the departmental budget.
  • Plans, organizes, facilitates and orders supplies for employee development and training events.
  • Consult with Market Presidents on professional development budgets.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management and the HR staff.
  • Coordinates internal training opportunities.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training and development.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in dynamic, time-sensitive work environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field required.
  • Minimum two years of experience in Human Resources preferred.

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