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Learning & Development Specialist

The NPD Group Port Washington Full-Time
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Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world’s most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today’s market trends while anticipating tomorrow’s. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

The Learning & Development Specialist is a critical member of the L&D team. The incumbent of this role is responsible for the execution of NPD’s corporate learning and talent programs, as well as implementing, managing and at times planning learning activities for NPD globally.  


  • Curriculum administration: schedule meetings and learning events; prepare and distribute training materials; review and summarize program evaluations and proactively share insights; order training supplies; order food and beverages; and respond to general training inquiries.
  • Communicate with vendors and manage vendor engagements, including onsite coordination for “day-of” training events.
  • Leverage Learning Management System to manage the ongoing training curriculum and ad-hoc learning programs.
  • Create training reports to support the business needs.
  • Manage on-site training logistics, including but not limited to: room assignments, training facilities, room set-up, equipment requirements and materials.
  • Prepare course offerings publication and marketing materials.
  • Provide effective client support, including issue resolution and responding to general inquiries.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Human Resources Business Partners and other Centers of Excellence to ensure proactive collaboration.
  • Engage with our Legal and Procurement teams to finalize vendor agreements, create purchase orders and process invoices, while tracking spend against budget.
  • As needed, handles other responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with administering a Learning Management System(s) and Human Resource Information System(s), specifically Workday.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Strong attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to thrive in a dynamic, growing environment.
  • Interest in learning and talent development related processes.

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help our clients grow their businesses in a changing world. Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on us to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. We have offices in 27 cities worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and APAC. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, B2B technology, consumer technology, e-commerce, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, media entertainment, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit npd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup.

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