Learning and Development Manager

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071-1406

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 45468 

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Other location(s): Irvine (CA) 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: None 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


"I can succeed as the Learning and Development Manager at Capital Group"


As the Learning and Development Manager, you will provide high-quality, interactive training and development activities through various delivery methods such as classroom, e-learning, blended learning, learning portals, and coaching (one-on-one as needed) to the Fundamental Research Group and Capital Associates Program (“CAP”). Plan and manage broad and targeted learning initiatives across multiple groups, with the objectives of increasing associates’ effectiveness via improvements in technical and functional skillsets as well as broader business acumen. You will be a key member of the leadership team and understand how to build a learning and development strategy aligned with organizational objectives.


Primary responsibilities/essential functions:


  • Establish and execute a learning and development strategy for the Fundamental Research Group and CAP
    • Partner with other leaders to define skillsets and competencies required by role and assess training needs
    • Determine processes and practices for ongoing evaluation of skills and competencies needs across the groups
    • Define a holistic development experience for the lifecycle of the Fundamental Research Group roles
    • Define a curriculum and series of ongoing training activities to support the 3-year CAP experience
    • Identify opportunities for consistency, and nuanced approaches, and stay abreast of external trends, research, best practices
    • Identify and track measurable outcomes of curriculum
    • Build a business case for the future state (size, scope, structure) of the learning team
    • Collaborate with Capital’s L&D function to drive synergies, best practices, and implement enterprise-level programming.
  • Oversee and evaluate key Learning and Development initiatives
    • Integrate up-to-date business/industry knowledge and an understanding of Capital’s business model and strategy into decision-making
    • Oversee the definition, development, and implementation of specific initiatives across relevant roles
    • Own and manage relationships with external vendors to ensure appropriate integration of outside training programs
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of development offerings
    • Manage learning and development related budgets and expenses
    • Create feedback loops and track metrics to determine trends:  innovate, pilot and improve
  • Participate in general management activities of the Fundamental Research Group and CAP
    • Engage with other leaders across Fundamental Research Group and CAP in department-wide programs and initiatives
    • Provide guidance for associates to share and learn from each other
    • Partner with business leaders, L&D and HR to provide individualized, onboarding, development or training programs for associates and/or managers as appropriate
    • Think globally and strategically; consider cross-function and cross-border issues and impacts when managing local business issues and priorities and designing training


“I am the person Capital Group is looking for.”


Desired experience:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in related field preferred (Teaching, Instructional Design, Education Technology, etc.)
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive learning and development experience
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the financial services industry at or with a bank or asset manager
  • Ability to coach, mentor and lead teams is a plus
  • 2-3 years working as an investment banking analyst/associate, financial analyst, consultant, or accountant is a plus
  • Experience developing a learning and development strategy, articulating that strategy effectively across the organization and executing for measurable results



  • You are a strong cross-functional and team leader who develops, mentors and coaches others
  • Energetic and action oriented with an ability to create excitement around a compelling vision in a collaborative, team-oriented fashion
  • Ability to cut through complexity and ambiguity, prioritize effectively, set clear goals and operate in an agile fashion
  • Demonstrates ability to plan processes and work across broad, diverse stakeholders to assure work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Passion for learning and development with an expert knowledge of performance consulting and career development
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of instructional design, and expertise in adult learning methodologies
  • You influence senior business leaders on strategic business matters
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively in writing, using data and orally with a diverse group of associates and senior business leaders.
  • You are a learner and you develop strong, relevant relationships inside and outside of Capital and shares best practices.
  • You lead by example and model inclusive behavior that inspires and influences leaders across Capital to adopt and champion DE&I programs and initiatives



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“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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