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Director, Learning & Organizational Development

Emeryville, CA, USA | Zymergen Inc

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  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Reporting to the VP of People Operations, The Director of Learning and Development will shape Zymergen’s learning culture as we grow, partnering with leaders, HR partners, and employees to understand, respond to, and anticipate the company’s learning needs. You will develop and implement learning programs for different populations within the company, providing company-wide consistency where appropriate, along with tailored experiences for teams, functions, or roles. You will build leadership development programs, as well as individual development plans for senior leaders. You will leverage our culture of collaborative learning to enable employees to share their knowledge. You will partner with the company’s leaders to develop and train our people for the future.


Engage with leaders and employees to identify and understand learning and development needs and opportunities for teams and groups throughout the company.

Design and implement a curriculum of learning experiences to meet the current and future needs of our diverse and growing employee base.

Consult with senior leaders to design and implement tailored development plans for existing and emerging leaders. 

Partner with People Team colleagues, internal clients, and colleagues from Finance and IT to evaluate and implement external solutions as needed to build a robust program.

Engage, inspire and support employees to share their knowledge. Help to build skills within the company, enabling employees at all levels to become effective teachers, and enhancing our culture of collaborative learning.

Partner with People Team colleagues to design and implement measurement programs to understand program impact and inform future decisions about learning and development programs.

Provide consultation and services to business leaders for ad hoc organizational development needs

Over time, build and lead a team of learning and development professionals.

Contribute to a culture of openly giving and receiving feedback.

Be an effective problem-solver and extremely solution-driven.

Generally support and foster an HR “culture of excellence”.


10+ years of experience in delivering, curating, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning and development programs, preferably in a professional setting.

Experience with a range of different assessment and training frameworks, tools and programs.

Familiarity with a variety of methods for learning delivery.

Ability to move through ambiguity, taking action in order to make progress and learn, and making improvements based on new information.

Experience with taking programs all the way from idea through implementation, including managing through bumps along the way.

Experience in the life sciences is not required; however, intellectual curiosity is essential.

BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. PhD, MS, or MBA in a related field (e.g., Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology) desirable.

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