SIR Corp

  • Senior Manager of Learning and Development

    Job Locations CA-ON-Burlington
    Requisition ID
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    Human Resources
  • Company & Brand Overview

    At Service Inspired Restaurants we take great pride in our diverse portfolio of restaurants and believe a brave, bold and results-driven culture inspires and creates new opportunities for everyone. Our values and promises are not simply a dream, vision, or mission, but a way of life for every person that becomes or wants to become a member of our team. Our goal is to be the first choice of our guests, team members, supplier partners, communities and investors by living our values and promises in everything we do. These values and promises describe how we conduct business, achieve our goal, and live our passion. We offer opportunities at the corporate level, as well as across all our concepts, including: Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill®, SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar®; Canyon Creek®, Reds® Wine Tavern, The Loose Moose® and The Antler Room, Duke's Refresher® + Bar and Abbey’s Bake House in Muskoka. So what are you waiting for … come learn more and see if you have what it takes to join our team!

    Duties & Responsibilities

    As the Senior Manager of Learning & Development you will be responsible for the following:

    • Provide strategic direction to cultivate and sustain a culture of continuous learning for all employees.

    • Align the learning strategy to organizational goals and objectives.

    • Lead the design, development, and delivery of organization-wide learning structure with a particular emphasis on programs that develop leaders.

    • Ensure that learning solutions support the brand and have a positive impact on guest experiences.

    • Keep abreast of trends to align learning with current marketplace conditions and enable strategic responses within an evolving environment.

    • Lead a team of learning professionals in developing and modeling a culture of learning within service-inspired restaurants.


    • Bachelor degree required; Advanced degree in related field (e.g., M.Ed, MA in Education, etc.) strongly preferred.
    • Certificate in eLearning preferred but not required.
    • Certificate in Adult Education preferred but not required.
    • CTDP Certification preferred but not required.
    • Minimum 5 years learning & development experience with at least 2+ years in a leadership role.
    • Track record as a learning visionary and thought leader.
    • Ability to synthesize multiple inputs into key insights which result in actions that achieve desired business results.
    • Ability to design innovative and effective learning solutions for various audiences within the organization.
    • Practical knowledge of learning theory, cutting edge research, and other learning trends.
    • History of strong partnership and collaboration across team and organizational boundaries; able to accomplish goals in a matrixed environment.
    • Proven ability to lead in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage large teams, manage change, influence globally, and enlist Service Inspired Restaurant employees to participate in cross-organizational projects and initiatives.
    • Possess five values that define our people:
      • Hospitality. Enhancing the dignity, comfort and well-being of Our People.
      • Authenticity. Being forthright, truthful and transparent with Our People.
      • Quality. Working to always improve the experience of Our People.
      • Fun. Bringing the spirit of laughter, celebration, sharing and joy to Our People.
      • Courage. Acting with conviction in the balanced interest of Our People.


    Service Inspired Restaurants® is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to come forward at any stage of the recruitment process to request accommodations, if needed. Members of our team will consult and create processes that provide individuals with disabilities the best possible recruitment experience.


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