Director, Field Training & Talent Development - Houston, TX

The position of Director, Field Training & Development shall be responsible for the oversight of the North American regulatory and technical training and development programs for our field-based staff. The Director will assume a leadership role in developing and implementing short- and long-term competencies necessary to achieve business objectives. The Director is accountable for the program's strategic direction and execution, including compliance with training matrices, monitoring and analysis of KPIs/Dashboards/Metrics, data tracking and trending, and providing comprehensive training and development support when necessary.

The Director will manage all aspects of the design, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of field-based training and development initiatives. The Director will also have additional duties, which include:


  • Identify the Company's training needs for various positions, including operational, first-line supervisory, technical, management development, and interpersonal skills and communications training.
  • Build a training program that complies with legal regulations and conforms to our HSE MS. They will develop, provide, and monitor training programs for compliance.
  • Manage the training/learning centers and personnel for effectiveness, including classroom trainers and field-based coaches.
  • Develop new strategies, programs, standards, and curriculums as necessary.
  • Analyze skill gaps and identify missing competencies. They will apply appropriate adult learning techniques for the most effective learning retention and return on investment.
  • Ensure current programs and curricula are regulatory and industry compliant.
  • Create and implement field development programs that provide employees with a clear roadmap for learning and advancement.
  • Manage effective and efficient execution of field-based employee development programs, including behavioral outcome-based competencies, management and leadership skills, communication, and time management skills.
  • Create alignment with stakeholder groups to identify and create learning opportunities.
  • Identify and implement unique and innovative methodologies focused on increased learner retention and engagement.
  • Track and report program evaluations, compliance, effectiveness, and current and future competency skill gaps.
  • Develop and deliver programs such as new employee orientation and performance management training.
  • Work in a results-oriented manner, delivering quality work on time with accuracy.
  • Communicate regularly with employees and managers on the status of queries, issues, or concerns, and follow up through closure.
  • Facilitate Executive and Manager level workshops, meetings, and training.
  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.


Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the area of training and development.

5 years of experience managing a training function at a company of comparable size.

A track record of proven and successful leadership in overseeing a training and development department.

Ability to demonstrate experience in content creation, training process management, and successful development of ongoing training and development programs.


Skills & Competencies

Exhibits exceptional proficiency in both verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrates strong and effective presentation skills.

Possesses expertise in utilizing various multimedia training platforms and methods.

Displays the capacity to evaluate and research diverse training options and alternatives.

Displays the capacity to design and implement highly effective training and development programs.


Nearest Major Market: Houston