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Learning & Development Specialist

GAF Parsippany-Troy Hills Full-Time
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The talent management team partners with business functions and HR Partners across GAF to assess learning needs, identify appropriate learning, and develop and deliver solutions to facilitate the achievement of the business’ goals. 

The Learning & Development Specialist partners to:

  • Understand what it takes to be successful across a wide range of corporate functions

  • Create/refresh/maintain associated learning curricula

  • Provide professional skills training and support performance management initiatives

  • Create learning paths for key roles in various corporate functions

  • Work closely with GAF functional groups to ensure training content is relevant  

  • Continuously drive the creation of innovative training tools and course curricula

Key Responsibilities:

Assess Learning Needs (15%)

  • Conduct training needs analyses (TNA) to successfully assess, identify, prioritize and address performance and learning and development needs across corporate functions


Design/Delivery Solutions (35%)

  • Design, implement and measure programs that foster employee professional development and continuous learning in pursuit of functional excellence

  • Design and develop high quality, innovative, and modern learning programs based on SAM or ADDIE and adult learning theories

  • Facilitate training using a variety of instructional techniques including reflection exercises, group discussions, role-play, video, and on the job learning. 

  • Leverage learning technologies to deliver best-in-class learner experience 

  • Focus on metric-centered approaches to learning– create success stories and articulate the business value

  • Manage program logistics including marketing and budgets; some training coordination may be required

Partner/Connect (50%)

  • Serve as a consultative resource to all levels within corporate function client organizations 

  • Proactively seek feedback to ensure solutions are effective and meet the needs of the business 

  • Leverage Talent Management colleagues, internal SMEs, “leaders as teachers”, or evaluate and source external vendors for high-quality program delivery 

  • Evaluate, source and manage external vendor partner relationships


  • Advanced understanding of adult learning theory and ADDIE, SAM, Agile methodologies

  • Advanced understanding of instructional design and curriculum development

  • Project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Advanced facilitation skills

  • Superior relationship management skills and mindset to deliver a customer-centric approach to all client learning programs

  • Influencing skills and confidence to serve as a valued partner

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • 5+ years of experience in Learning & Development or Talent Management Function

  • Proven success in learning and development

Preferred qualifications:

  • Continuing education and/or certifications in instructional design, facilitation, coaching, leadership, or other learning and development areas of expertise


Recommended skills

Curriculum Development
Adult Education
Instructional Design
Professional Development


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Learning & Development Specialist
Estimated Salary: $100K
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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.

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