Manager of Training and Development

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POST DATE 11/19/2017
END DATE 12/14/2017

Drury Hotels Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Successful applicants should be ready to provide input and make an impact while learning the Drury product and culture quickly, all while maintaining the industry leading service scores a record TWELVE-IN-A-ROW J.D.Power Awards ( and recent recognition as one of the Best Midsize Employers by Forbes( ). In this highly visible top management role you'll have a chance to bring our President, Chuck Drury's mission into reality - "We're different than the big franchise chains. We build, own, and operate all of our hotels. Our focus is ensuring that our guests get more for their dollar than our competitors. If we provide a consistent experience at all of our hotels, we believe we can be the first choice as a home away from home." If this sounds like you, and something you can believe in, consider Drury Hotels as your next career move. It could be your best one. Drury Hotels, a privately owned corporation, has consistently demonstrated a record of conservative and stable growth. Drury Hotels has been a part of the hospitality industry for over 35 years, and has continually retooled its product to make it ever contemporary and responsive to guests' needs and wishes. Drury has continued to stick with the basics that helped the company grow from a small plastering business in the bootheel of Missouri to a successful, growing system of 140 hotels in 21 states. The exceptionally friendly and hardworking team members at every Drury Hotel share the same simple virtues that the brothers learned on the family farm and adapted to the road...You are our guest, you are welcome and your satisfaction is guaranteed! Basic Function Responsible for the design, development and deployment of high impact and comprehensive procedures, job aids, training and development strategies for the Companys 5,000+ team members. With a strong background in strategic learning, leadership and project management skills, this hands-on role will lead a team to help achieve the Companys strategic goals and initiatives. Job Duties Lead a team to create and deliver learning and development programs, procedures and job aids. Conduct needs analysis studies and work collaboratively with other leaders across various functions to research, evaluate, create and implement innovative learning programs. Develop and implement a plan for providing e-Learning to our team members by converting paper-based training materials into accessible, bite-sized learnings that can be accessed remotely. Lead Kelso University, a centralized training program for new managers. Facilitate courses and programs that are impactful, relevant and use a variety of learning techniques. Plan all aspects of Companys annual management meetings. Responsible for the training programs for new hotel openings. Responsible for internal communication. Manage multiple, complex projects and adhere to deadlines. Research and select outside consultants and trainers to conduct training in specific topics. Maintain records and prepare reports to evaluate effectiveness of training and development programs. Other duties as assigned, including assisting Vice President with Strategic Planning as needed. General Knowledge, Skill and Ability Education and Experience Four-year college or university degree in Human Resources, Hospitality, Business, Education or a related field of study. Five or more years of training / learning / instructional design experience, preferably across multiple units and via multiple platforms (i.e., in person, virtual). General Knowledge and Skills Read, analyze and interpret general business information. Read, write and speak English clearly. Excellent written communication skills. Exceptional presentation and public speaking skills. Excellent project management skills. Other Qualifications Must be able to travel up to 40' of the time. Mental and Physical Requirements The job duties and responsibilities described are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.