Learning & Development Consultant

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

As an L&D Consultant, you will act as a learning professional, consulting, curating and designing meaningful and relevant learning content specifically with a focus on digital learning to satisfy business growth and effective development of Swiss Re employees.

You will also collaborate closely with OPD (Organisational People Development) colleagues to identify core business and learning needs of the organization and create or curate together. As a learning consultant you will need to be able to provide deep learning expertise including advising on learning methodologies and solutions as well as an understanding of the learning experience and principals of adult learning, be able to advise the business in digital learning space and to give them the knowledge and expertise on industries and what can give them a competitive advantage. You will also be acting as a change agent in order to sell the concept of digital learning to your partners.

You will need to have an in depth knowledge of how to curate & create content e.g. digitally using infographics, interactive PDF’s, modern forms of e-learning, video learning or other means of learning content. You will not only need to collaborate with internal SME's but also with learning instructional & multi-media designers to translate technical know-how into state of the art and commercial learning solutions.

Key Tasks
• Together with OPD colleagues secure a deep understanding of core strategic objectives, requirements and challenges
• Provide detailed learning needs analysis when required to the business, identify and summarize competency gaps and what learning interventions can enable the closing of these gaps
• Budget and steer training initiatives in the area of Leadership Development, Sales, Professional, Emerging Talent or Technical Training
• Curate content in line with the market and industry sector as well as be able to apply new and modern learning methods on a continuous basis
• Design and develop new (in-house) offerings and training materials in partnership with internal expertise from the business, learning team or/and leadership development team and roll out of these programs
• Develop and run training pilots and adjust training if appropriate
• Define along with the OPD colleagues & business, challenging and effective metrics for the development initiatives to ensure strategic objectives are met
• By exception deliver training if expertise and work-mix allows
• Prepare and run feedback sessions with trainers in coordination with OPD Specialists
• Partner for design, delivery and support for global program rollouts

About the Team
Our approach to learning at Swiss Re enables employees to perform at their best in fulfilling the strategy of the company. We do this by making available learning experiences that are groundbreaking, easy to use, commercial and forward-looking. Working within the Learning and Development team you will be part of a huge and fundamental change on how our employees learn and experience learning.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Learning & Development Mastery
• 7 to10 years of experience in Learning & Development, ideally complemented by experience in business consulting
• Subject Matter Expertise in digitisation of learning, Artificial Intelligence and a range of Learning/Knowledge IT platforms and authoring tools
• Typically with a University degree or equivalent in Business Administration / Economics / Human Resources /Information Technology
• Profound knowledge of HR and Organization & People Development products, processes and practices
• Solid IT user skills (MS office/Lotus Notes/SAP)
Business Mastery
• Deep knowledge of the Financial Services industry and key drivers of success preferred
• Speak the financial and operative language of the business.
• Excellent command of spoken and written English
• Experienced working in an integrated and rapidly changing environment with the business' agenda and including various business partners
• Experienced working in a global matrix organization and a dynamic environment with changing priorities
• Ability to work in an ambiguous environment that requires risk awareness
• Strong execution and result focus
Personal Mastery
• Be passionate about education, training and development
• Be a true partner to your direct report, OPD Specialists and the business based on excellent client management skills, trust and integrity
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at a time and to set priorities in parallel
• Effective and winning communication, influencing and social skills to liaise with internal and external partners.
Change Mastery
• Able to work in and adapt to a dynamic working environment where change, resilience and flexibility is essential and by this lead changing priorities, at personal and team level.
• Understand adult learning principles and methodologies, especially modern digital learning methods
• Consult to understand real needs rather than wants, articulating the value of learning
• Use strong interpersonal skills to work alongside and influence senior partners as well as support, guide and coach your team member
• Translate needs into instructional designs and experiences
• Understand when learning will have an impact on business outcomes
• Be connected to advancements in the L&D industry, continual learner, demonstrate thought leadership
• Well-connected to keep professional and standard methodology knowledge up to date especially in the topic of digital
• An ability to get things done in a complex organisation, working in cross functional teams
• Project management skills & highly organised
• Sound and commercial decision-making based on data insights, strong experience and judgement to demonstrate the impact of learning
• Work towards innovation and perfection
• Mentality to learn and fail fast, be agile
• Experienced to take responsibility to deliver against demanding projects or initiatives and meet criteria of time, cost, quality and performance
• We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.
Website: www.swissre.com

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
811 09 Bratislava


Contact person: Pavol Seregi

ID: 3265981   Dátum zverejnenia: 8.3.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*