AAR CORP Manager, Learning & Development in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Manager, Learning & Development

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 8085

The Manager, Learning & Development is responsible for creating, coordinating and implementing learning opportunities and career development programs for all levels and businesses in the organization. This role reports to the VP of HR.


  • Drive development and implementation of corporate wide training and development programs.

  • Manage the content and delivery of training and development materials.

  • Manage the training audit process. Work with business units to implement learning plans and maintain employee training records.

  • Governance, management and administration of AAR’s Learning Management System (Oracle/Taleo Learn).

  • Provide guidance and training for local administrators.

  • Develop, populate and update material for a Training and Development library on Oracle/Taleo Learn.

  • Serve as a point of contact on designated training programs, proposing current and future training needs and investigating opportunities to create new training.

  • Manage and coordinate the business unit mentorship and internship programs.

  • Identify different training delivery methods to meet the needs of the organization (classroom, on-the-job, intranet, seminars, outside vendors, etc.).

  • Research best practices of corporate training organizations and apply them at AAR.

  • Build strong contacts with Training Administrators, IT, HR, Legal and Quality department team members.

  • Develop internal communications and marketing materials to support initiatives.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared.

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Project management skills

  • Strong internal customer orientation

  • Teamwork: works harmoniously with others to get a job done


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four year college or university.

  • Five or more years of experience in Training and Development.

  • Five or more years of experience working with and/or managing a Learning Management System, Oracle/Taleo Learn preferred.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility .The environment characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran