Learning & Development Specialist


Irvine, CA


Please apply directly to Tilly's for this role.


The Learning and Development Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing a training strategy that supports career development and productivity improvement for our employees. This position will assess company-wide developmental needs with a focus on the Merchandising and Buying department. They will drive training initiatives and will identify and arrange training solutions for employees. This position actively searches, creatively designs and implements effective methods to educate and enhance performance.


Develops learning and development programs and objectivesAssesses employee development needs and defines appropriate resources and processes to support learningDevelops unique training programs to support the development of our merchandising/buying department and their employee’sObtains and/or develops effective training materials utilizing a variety of mediaDocuments existing internal processes and procedures to create training materialsCreates and updates training procedure manuals, user guides, and learning materialsTrains and coaches managers, supervisors, and others involved in employee development efforts (train the trainer)Maintains records of training and development activities and conducts follow-up studies of completed training to evaluate and measure resultsDesigns and facilitates management and employee development training coursesModifies programs to support changes in priority and organizational changes.Works effectively with members of management and human resources to create effective learning programsMaintains knowledge of the latest trends in learning and development


Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Strong presentation skills.Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.Ability to design and implement effective training and development.Previous retail industry experience with a strong merchandising/buying background a plusDemonstrated writing and editing skills with a strong attention to detailProven skills in project management with a results-oriented sense of urgencyStrong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with all levels of the organizationProficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience preferredHigh School Diploma requiredCertified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential preferred5-10 years of experience in instructional design, development, delivery and evaluation preferred


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Typical office environment with low level noise exposure.Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


Bonus eligible401kComprehensive medical and dental benefits … vision is fully paid by us!Employee Discount online and in-storeDiscount on numerous attractions, travel and eventsEmployee Sample SaleRelaxed work environment … wear what we sell in our stores40 hours paid sick time granted on day 1!Fitness and wellness events virtually or at the officeAnnual Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000 - Offer placement within this range is dependent on a variety of factors, including prior relevant experience, skill set, and qualifications.

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