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Specialist, People Development & Training

Job Number:  66305
Group:  Magna Powertrain
Division:  GO Troy
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, People Development & Training North America (NA), this role will work to implement talent management strategies, policies, and processes that drive the achievement of strategic objectives and maximize human potential across the organization. This role will be responsible for supporting succession planning, performance management, development/ career planning, talent programs, and talent analytics. This role will foster a culture of continuous learning and growth within the organization by supporting with training programs and initiatives for Magna Powertrain (MPT) by designing, implementing, and evaluating training programs aimed at enhancing the skills, knowledge, and performance of employees.

Your Responsibilities

•    Recommends, designs, and standardizes MPT global PD&T programs, key processes, and services while supporting the execution in the North America region and local needs of Magna/MPT training and development activities. 
•    Ensure that MPT talent management activities – Talent Review Meetings (TRM), performance management, succession planning, talent nominations, and talent development – are implemented and supported in area of responsibility to improve leadership bench strength.
•    Actively partners with HR Business Partners and assigned region during the roll-out, execution and implementation phases of PD&T programs.
•    Support the creation, preparation and execution of leadership development activities and programs.
•    Actively supports, suggests, and recommends improvements and development of all related programs and processes for PD&T and OD to ensure Best-in-Class services and expertise are created and supplied.
•    Trusted Business Advisor for NA Leadership and HR team members to identify and address workforce development needs. 
•    Serves as the point of contact and SME for MPT PD&T programs and key processes for assigned region. 
•    Drives comprehensive training and development initiatives, conducting thorough needs assessments and designing tailored programs. Delivers engaging training sessions using varied formats and materials, while continuously evaluating effectiveness and ensures compliance with organizational standards.
•    Stays updated on industry trends and best practices in talent development and integrating innovative approaches into development programs.
•    Perform other duties as may be assigned at management’s discretion.

Who we are looking for

•    Bachelor’s degree required: Human Resources, Organization Development, or related field of study desired.
•    5 -7 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, Learning & Development, or a related field, with a demonstrated track record of at least 5-7 years in learning and development, leadership assessment, talent management, and strategic/tactical human resources management. Prior experience in these areas is preferred.
•    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating, administrating and sustaining talent management processes, including learning and development and succession planning systems.
•    Develops unique training programs to fulfill workers’ specific needs to maintain or improve job skills.
•    Some manufacturing environment exposure preferred.

Your preferred qualifications


•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels.
•    Expertise in leading global cross-functional projects, teams and organizations.
•    Strong understanding of adult learning principles, talent management, and organizational behavior.
•    Experience with HRIS System – Workday an asset
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401 (k) plan with employer matching 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • Cafe 
  • Parking for motorcycles and electric vehicles 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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