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Learning & Development Manager

Date: May 31, 2022

Location: Brampton, ON, CA, L6S 2A8

Company: Sonepar

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.


Why Join Us?  

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.  
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  
  • We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.
  • In-depth process and product training provided by a mentored approach, and product knowledge sessions.


To explore and learn more about Sonepar Canada, please visit



Design, develop, and facilitate training programs and materials that continuously improve workplace readiness by collaborating with HR and functional managers. Report and track all training (skills, product, systems, operational, etc.) KPIs for Canada.



  • Design and develop new national training material and customized courses suitable for a variety of delivery channels (e.g., in-person, online, just-in-time, blended) for Sonepar Canada that will allow us to lay the foundation for what we expect in critical roles.

  • Work closely with subject matter experts to gather requirements and translate their content into interactive blended learning tools and instructional material.

  • Ensure all phases of the project management process (Start-up, Plan, Implement, Close) are executed, tracked, and communicated to stakeholders as it relates to the planning and execution of strategic programs. Manage priorities within budget and deliver on compliance requirements.

  • Review and quality test learning materials on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is up to date and relevant.

  • Develop a standardized means to measure training effectiveness across the organization through well-defined KPIs

  • Develop and maintain learning paths / plans for different roles within Sonepar Canada.

    • Help managers develop associates though career pathing.

  • Manage, deploy, and facilitate national training / learning initiatives.

  • Manage the new LMS internal system (Sonepeople).

  • Manage the training grant application process for each OpCo / province with the intention of leveraging applicable grants.

  • Participate in pilot sessions to determine the efficacy of solutions, learner engagement and opportunities for improvement as needed.

  • Participate in monthly global L&D calls to, collaborate, assess, and review best practices across Sonepar.

  • Liaise with the global Sonepar Group and HRIS Analyst (North America) to ensure the smooth functioning of the LMS, LinkedIn Learning, Open Sesame and LRN systems.


Skills & Experiences

  • 5+ years of experience in design and facilitation high impact and innovative learning programs and initiatives.

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or a relevant field, or equivalent experience.

  • Adult Learning certificate with a strong foundation in adult learning theory, instructional design and learning evaluation.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Experience in managing LMS and leveraging content providers.

  • Practical knowledge and experience with different technologies and software, including learning management systems and authoring tools, in particular, Articulate and Adobe Photoshop, for training design purposes.

  • Exemplary communication skills.

  • Familiarity with other e-learning platforms and best practices.

  • Ability to build rapport with associates, vendors, etc.

  • 25%-30% travel as needed



Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy many employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar Canada is thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.    


More information on Sonepar Canada:



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Sonepar is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. In order to be considered for employment at any Sonepar location you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.