Description of Role

The Learning and Development (L&D) Manager will deliver business-focused, efficient, and innovative learning and development programs and experiences that are thoughtfully designed to help our consulting professionals and business staff grow and succeed at every stage of their career. We view learning at Putnam not just about education – but about long-term development and is a vital part of Putnam’s culture. We emphasize a holistic approach to development that is not just about learning, but also self-awareness, exposure to real-world problems, and connections to people. We strive to position our people to help tackle some of the most complex issues for our clients in the life sciences industry.

This role requires a team player who thrives in a fast-paced deadline driven environment, has a keen eye for detail, and takes a proactive approach to problem solving.  Someone who can be into high-level design and equally willing and able to get into the weeds to design and deliver a best in class learning program. Willingness to take on challenging tasks to reimagine our current offerings and build out new offerings with internal and external stakeholders. The ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects and workstreams simultaneously, is critical to the success of this role. This role is a key member of the Putnam talent team and will report directly to the Chief People Officer.



  • Design, develop and implement an integrated learning program for our 200+ consulting practitioners across four offices beginning with implementation in 2022
  • Drive maintenance of annual learning & development calendar, inclusive of in-house and external solutions
  • Actively lead projects focused on aligning learning and development solutions with the business priorities of the practice areas
  • Lead the design, development, pilot, delivery, and evaluation of innovative learning and capability development solutions that support Putnam professionals' performance and growth
  • Align project teams and stakeholders to implement highly effective and innovative L&D solutions, including digitized content, individualized learning paths, and development in the flow of work
  • Build, manage, and leverage positive, collaborative partnerships among business stakeholders, SMRs, and peers
  • Provide functional expertise to identify, research, and resolve complex problems
  • Manage spending against L&D budget
  • Assist with growth initiatives, team lifts or acquisition integration efforts
  • Work collaboratively as an embedded and trusted colleague across People Operations, other Operations teams, and business-facing stakeholders


Background / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in an HR, OD, or Training role with experience managing training curriculum
  • Experience in consulting, healthcare, or pharmaceutical industries a plus
  • Professional demeanor, friendly, and team oriented
  • Proven results-oriented work experience & ability to work under pressure in a competitive, fast paced, and innovative industry
  • Excellent executive presence, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, accompanied by year-end bonus potential
  • Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental, vision & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Wellness and tuition reimbursement


This is an Equal Employment Opportunity

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