Workforce Development Manager
Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?
This talent leader connects the workforce with our shared success by making sure employees have the right skills for growth and ensuring we have a workforce ready when needed for production. You will build partnerships outside the company to create talent pools that benefit both us and our communities. Working with different stakeholders across the organization, you will figure out what skills we need and make plans to develop them. You're in charge of creating and running programs that help our Factory grow by improving our skills and capabilities.
This hybrid opportunity will initially be based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. This role will transition to Weirton, WV once construction of our factory is completed later in 2024.
What you'll do:
Partnership Development: Identify, create and nurture connections between Form Energy and key external partners in education, government, community relations, and other forums to build a pipeline of key relationships that support the workforce development programming.
Workforce Readiness: Forecast future skill needs based on changes in technology, product roadmaps, and company growth plans and support workforce development with recruitment, upskilling, or reskilling initiatives.
Training and Development: design, implement, and oversee new training programs, create or adapt curricula with external parties, and organize training sessions.
Skill Analysis and Capability Roadmap: in the interest of enabling the Form Energy team to advance their careers and deliver outcomes, evaluate the current skill sets of employees and identified candidate pool against the operational capability roadmap. Identify gaps between the existing skills and the skills required for optimal productivity or against planned internal career readiness programs. Build and execute the capability roadmap to proactively identify workforce development programs that can close gaps either through internal skill development or through external readiness.
Employee Engagement and Retention: Collaborate with leadership on initiatives such as career development planning, mentorships, apprenticeships and other tools to improve employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention.
Program Marketing and Attraction: In partnership with the Communications team, design and execute both internal and external facing communications that attract populations to the portfolio of available workforce development programs.
Assess Impact: Build the metrics and performance analytics to monitor the impact of program designs, partnerships and tools and recommend improvements to enhance performance. Participate in reporting to third parties on the positive impact of workforce development to the health of our communities.
What you'll bring:
A bachelor’s degree in human resources, organizational development, industrial/organizational psychology, education, business administration, or equivalent experience is required.
10+ years of progressive learning or program experience with at least 3 years of direct manufacturing program support.
Relevant work experience that indicates a solid understanding of manufacturing processes, technology, and industry trends in advanced manufacturing.
Knowledge of training methodologies, adult learning principles, and instructional design, including the use of learning technology.
Demonstrated ability to create and execute innovative solutions within learning, education and workforce development partnerships.
Strong communication skills, ability to market and champion a learning roadmap, and ability to professionally interact with external partners and internal stakeholders including a diverse employee base.
Analytical abilities applied to skill assessments, forecasting future workforce needs, and evaluating training program effectiveness.
Able and willing to travel for work with reliable transportation. Regional travel to local workforce development partners frequently required, and overnight travel to conventions (e.g., Women in Manufacturing, etc.) or Form Energy offices in Boston, MA and Berkeley, CA anticipated once a quarter. Able and willing to flex the work schedule to be present for shift leadership when needed.
Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.
When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.
To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.