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Learning & Development Manager

Company: The Trade Desk
Location: New York
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers - and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you're talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.


We're looking for a Learning and Development Leader to join The Trade Desk as part of the Learning and Development Team. You will play a vital role in building and delivering programs that will foster growth for our front-line employees, new people managers, and tenured people leaders. In this role, you'll be a true partner to Regional HR Business Partners, Engagement Team, and key business stakeholders to identify critical needs and create and facilitate high-touch programs and experiences to address. Based out of New York, you'll work with a passionate group of professionals who are focused on helping everyone at The Trade Desk reach their full potential.


  • Design and deliver global, scalable learning, leadership and career development strategies that align to The Trade Desk's company goals and objectives.
  • Undertake research to design programs that build new manager and leadership capabilities aligning to our company values and competencies.
  • Use your proven experience in consulting with senior stakeholders across functions and different international markets, to prioritize the delivery of global programs.
  • Facilitate engaging and exciting instructor-led experiences that are impactful and resonate with global Trade Desk audiences.
  • Utilizing a consultative approach and strong thought leadership, communication and influencing skills, you will partner with fellow stakeholders to design, deliver, and drive various initiatives and programs to support our hyper global growth.
  • Build learning content and ensure delivery drives the desired behaviors, mindset shifts and learning outcomes for programs such as, universal soft-skills training, new manager programs, emerging leader/high-potential programs, and/or executive leadership training, team functioning, etc.
  • As we further develop our offerings, potentially provide individualized leadership development support and advice to senior talent in the organization.
  • Lead end-to-end production of all aspects of program development and delivery, metrics and impact for leadership development programs.
  • Embody and reinforce leadership behaviors that align to our core values & competencies
  • Review and continually evolve existing development programs to align with TTD's fast pace and rate of change.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions for business impact and scalability.
  • Conduct ongoing needs analysis and identifying opportunities for process improvements supported by a clear plan for implementation and accountability.
  • Measure the success and return on investment of development programs.
  • Create and deliver presentations to leaders and key stakeholders to share key insights, gain buy-in, and drive business impact.
  • Stay current with L&D Industry trends and best practices to elevate learning offerings.
  • Your primary focus will be on the New York/East Coast region, however operating as part of a global team, you will also contribute strongly to needs across all regions.
  • Partner with the broader HR COES to shape and build, and where required, implement other OD initiatives eg: Performance Management, Talent Management, Succession Planning and/or Onboarding - just to name a few of the exciting things happening at The Trade Desk!

    Learning & Talent Development Program Design & Delivery, Learning Needs Analysis, Data Collection & Analysis, Develops Talent, Ensures Accountability, Drives Results, Plans & Aligns, Values Differences, Decision Quality, Instills Trust, Self-Development, Action Oriented

    What You Bring
    • Alignment with and passion for the company's vision, mission, and core values
    • Drives programs with vision, innovation, ambition, accountability with results
    • Deep end to end program management experience
    • 8+ years experience in a Learning & Development role with proven success record in learning programs, program design and delivery, facilitation, content creation, talent development initiatives, learning facilitation, measurement, and employee communication.
    • Proven consulting capability with leaders at all levels to design strategic responses to organizational requirements
    • A global mindset, ideally with experience across diverse markets
    • Ability to influence with impact at all levels in TTD, including Executive Level
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to work within ambiguity
    • Strong project management capabilities with keen attention to detail
    • Ability to influence and communicate will all levels of the organization.
    • A Bachelor's, Advanced Degree, or Certifications in a related field of study
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Passion for developing others
    • Passion for problem-solving
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Proven, sound, reliable, and timely decision-making capability


      The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: The Trade Desk, New York , Learning & Development Manager, Executive , New York, New York

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