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Learning Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  76676
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Learning & Development
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

About Us

It is an exciting time to be a part of the LyondellBasell community and the Human Resources Team! We are in a period of growth and change in all corners of the company. Within Human Resources, we are undergoing an impressive transformation. Within HR, the Talent Development team, which includes Learning & Development, is playing a significant role in the changes underway. We are a small, purpose-driven and enthusiastic team. We work hard, we take pride in what we do, we seek new and innovative ways to collaborate with our customers and partners and we have fun. 

Basic Function

The Learning Manager will be responsible for the program management and deployment of enterprise training solutions in alignment with the Company’s strategic plans. He/she will partner with their Talent colleagues, global business leaders, and global HR, to successfully develop and deliver high impact learning solutions. 


The Learning Manager will report to the Associate Director, Learning & Organizational Development and will oversee the education initiatives and training programs targeted for all employees.  They will interface with external vendor partners, HR business partners, global client groups and business leaders. The Learning Manager will act as a learning consultant to the business and HR to proactively identify learning needs and co-design learning solutions with vendors.  They will also be responsible for self-directed eLearning solutions, and curating relevant content aligned with the enterprise business needs.  


This role is responsible for the communication strategy of My Learning initiatives, which includes building awareness of offerings, tailoring messages to the organization, identifying creative ways to promote learning content and fostering a growth mindset.  They will be responsible for monitoring and reporting learning utilization and effectiveness.  In partnership with external vendor(s), the Learning Manager will review end-of-training course evaluations, track trends & themes and make recommendations for improvement as appropriate.  

Roles & Responsibilities

The Learning Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and execution of enterprise-wide training and development for employees globally.
  • Drive plans and solutions supporting the Learning Strategy across the enterprise. Design and deliver high impact learning solutions to advance employee skills, competencies and capabilities. Program manage learning offerings.
  • Collaborate with the LYB Learning Council leadership to identify learning enhancements and understand business needs. Partner in preparing and facilitating Learning Council meetings.
  • Consult with global business leaders to identify and assess learning needs. Partner on identifying best in class vendors, and provide learning expertise in co-designing program solutions.
  • Partner with DEI Team to identify training needs or activities to further embed inclusive behaviors learned from initial formal DEI training.  Manage sustained DEI learning for all employees.
  • Curate employee driven learning pathways and content. Partner with key stakeholders and Communications to develop, brand and deploy employee-driven learning pathways.
  • Manage ad hoc requests for learning or development interventions, assessing the situation and proposing a solution. 
  • Collaborate and demonstrate influence with outside vendors to design learning offerings. Seek to maximize effectiveness and engagement in learning solutions. 
  • Leverage the Learning Management System and other learning technologies in the delivery of learner-centric solutions, partnering closely with the Learning & Development team. 
  • Design metrics assessing and continually monitoring the training offerings, ensuring sustainability and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for identifying best practices and innovations in learning. Drive continuous improvements to elevate learning solutions and promote learning as a part of talent development.
  • Certification in team effectiveness tools and resources. Partner with leaders to assess, identify and facilitate team effectiveness solutions.
  • Lead the discovery process and support of new teaching and learning platforms, content providers, tools and technologies. Maintain knowledge of new learning approaches, technology, and measurement tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation.

About You

You are passionate about learning and development, have experience in learning program development and implementation, along with business consultancy or partnership. You are driven by the notion that you can positively impact those around you by creating and delivering tools and resources for employees to better themselves. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, where juggling competing priorities and requests from stakeholders is an opportunity to shine. You are solutions oriented and resilient in the face of challenges. You have a positive attitude and high energy. You build meaningful relationships at all levels within the organization and with external partners. You know your own limits and development areas and, as a lifelong learner, seek to continually improve yourself.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in learning specialties preferred. 
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in program management.
  • Proven track record in managing vendors and optimizing those relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Experience with corporate communications.  
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory and practical application. 
  • Experience with program evaluation and measurement.
  • Experience working in a global organization, building and optimizing a variety of programs across diverse teams and cultures. Experience leading cross-functional projects and/or teams. 
  • Ability to think strategically while delivering practical large-scale projects.
  • Effective at building relationships and establishing credibility with key stakeholders, listening to and gathering enterprise-wide feedback. Demonstrates compassion for colleagues across all business functions and levels.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively; self‐motivated and disciplined to meet deadlines in the context of competing priorities and projects.
  • Highly creative and innovative; proven ability to conceptualize and communicate strategies, ideas and business solutions utilizing data and analysis tools. Ability to adapt quickly to changes in the environment to advance goals.
  • Strong program and project management skills, and ability to operationalize and scale programs.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and optimize senior leadership, stakeholders and peer groups.
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced deadline-intensive environment; anticipate obstacles and plan contingencies. 
  • Confident, savvy, well prepared individual with the ability to adapt quickly and advance the goals for the organization across all levels.
  • Collaborative facilitator, excellent relationship builder, demonstrates compassion and loyalty for his/her colleagues across all business functions and levels.
  • Knowledge of current learning systems, technologies, and assessment tools. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point and Learning Management Systems.
  • Some travel necessary, if not located in Houston.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in related field preferred.  Education within psychology, training, human resource management, communications, operational excellence, organizational change management or a related field.
  • Previous HR experience leading or supporting learning systems and processes preferred.  



Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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