VP, Learning & Program Management

Austin, USA
Jan 12, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.92 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

At PIMCO, we focus on developing robust talent development practices that align with the professional development needs of our employees and business strategies. We place an emphasis on attracting and retaining exceptional talent and identifying and developing future leaders to ensure we have a leading and driven footprint in the global marketplace. In this newly-created role, the Vice President of Learning & Program Development will be an advisor to Human Resources, Inclusion, Diversity and Culture (IDC), and business lines (such as Portfolio Management, Account Management, Product Management, Technology) in helping to conceptualize, develop, and implement a holistic blended learning strategy for our firm wide business curriculum and technical skills development programs. This includes needs assessment, training strategy and curriculum development, identifying effective delivery methods, sourcing and managing external consultants, driving adoption across the firm, leading all aspects of our Learning Management System (LMS), facilitation of training sessions, and assessment and measurement of results.
In this role, you will collaborate closely with the Leadership & Organizational Development team and the Global People Services Team to ensure the delivery and exceptional execution of a fully integrated talent development strategy that facilitates the opportunity for our employees to lead optimally and potentially work at levels with growing responsibility

  • Assess the current learning framework against current and future business needs and employees' learning goals, make recommendations for improvement, and develop and deliver on a learning strategy unique to PIMCO
  • Create scalable learning solutions across the organization that are flexible enough to deliver highly tailored solutions
  • Fully integrate the learning framework into PIMCO's LMS to deliver a data-driven and best-in-class platform
  • Collaborate across HR teams and the business on the design and delivery of core and customized development programs (i.e., ILT / online/experiential learning, new-hire onboarding, mentoring, rotations, speakers, coaching, supporting tools/resources, MDS, etc.)
  • Own the operational aspects of the learning portfolio, including: vendor sourcing and management, budgets, project management, communication, and branding and marketing
  • Establish frameworks for performance goals that tie directly to employee goals by creating opportunities for individuals as they grow and mature. Implement initiatives that keep employees challenged and stimulated
  • Nurture an environment conducive to ongoing learning and professional development to strengthen the engagement of hardworking employee
  • Develop a global mentoring program that creates opportunities for employees to develop their skills, form positive, social relationships, and to help gain familiarity with company policies and procedures
  • Train, coach and mentor managers, teams, and employees and create impactful programs that champions career development
  • Drive the continued analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of the learning strategy, and partner with the Leadership and Organizational Development team to develop performance indicators to assess effectiveness

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field. Additionally, a post-secondary degree (e.g., Master's or M.B.A.) in Master's Degree in a relevant field of study such as adult education or instructional design preferred
  • Demonstrable track record of success at top professional services organizations
  • Proven experience designing and deploying a range of talent programs, including content development, facilitation, and learning management systems
Professional Skills Requirements
  • A standout teammate who builds trusted professional relationships and collaborates across multiple levels of a globally diverse organization, including external vendors
  • Strong executive-level presence, well-developed presentation, interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Builds credibility and trust-up, down and across a global organization-through consistent behavior, high integrity, and judgment
  • Ability to translate vision, strategy, and business with all levels of an organization, including the aptitude to synthesize sophisticated organizational issues into manageable parts and provide practical solutions that business leaders understand and see value in implementing
  • Analytical and data driven approach to problem-solving and driving toward solutions
  • Intellectual curiosity with an ongoing commitment to professional development; a willingness to learn and stay on top of emerging workplace trends
  • A "hands-on" professional with robust process management skills and a commitment to delivering exceptional results
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast paced environment, and balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to effectively operate and excel in a highly visible and accountable position with increasing responsibilities


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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