Director of Learning & Organizational Development

Danbury, CT, USA Req #2005
Thursday, February 23, 2023

See yourself at Odyssey.

Join the team as our new Director, Learning & Organizational Development.

Who We Are & Why We’re Hiring

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) is a global logistics provider. Our adaptive approach to solving modern logistics challenges differentiates us in the markets we serve. Odyssey Logistics & Technology’s specialized multimodal expertise is the strategic foundation that provides clients with a full-service offering across our four operating divisions including intermodal, freight forwarding, transport & warehousing, and managed services.


Odyssey’s multimodal services offer cost-effective, end-to-end freight solutions equipped to deliver on evolving customer requirements.  Combined, Odyssey delivers innovative, high-value logistics services & technology solutions to support diverse customer requirements. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care® partner company we consistently exceed customer expectations by integrating analytics, carrier relationships, specialized assets, sustainability strategies and deep international expertise. Our unique approach ensures that customer shipments keep moving at full speed, even in the face of ever-changing market headwinds.

Based in vibrant Danbury, CT, Odyssey is on a journey to constantly innovate logistics. We’re actively recruiting for this key, high profile role in the company because we have experienced tremendous growth and would love for you to join us!

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About the Job:

The position of Director of Learning & Organizational Development will have the primary responsibly for building a best-in-class L&D center of expertise that accelerates the growth and development of all employees.  This position will also play a central role in implementing and facilitating the execution of Odyssey’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) strategies.


In This Role, You Will:

  • Design, implement, and direct an employee development program and training curriculum to achieve strategic business goals and results.
  • Consult with HRBPs, Business Leaders, and Managers to identify and prioritize Organizational Development gaps to determine learning needs.
  • Develop and manage the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) to track all training throughout the organization.
  • Ensure that all compliance and regulatory training and reporting requirements are met.
  • Work with Talent Acquisition to ensure the employee onboarding experience includes required and optimal learning content.
  • Develop, design, and deliver various training, programming, and initiatives including ones focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B).
  • Stay abreast of learning and development-based practices and current trends in training and education and evaluate opportunities to implement them within the organization.
  • Work with the CHRO and leadership in developing a Learning and Organizational Development strategy with a focus on developing a critical talent pool and succession management, including the evaluation of high potentials.
  • Foster strong relationships and serve as a strategic business partner to management regarding organizational structure, talent and leadership development, DEI&B initiatives, and culture related support.
  • Facilitate a variety of in-person and virtual employee sessions, to include management development and coaching as well as diversity training sessions (example: unconscious bias, anti-racism, gender identity, allyship, etc.).
  • Catalog and coordinate a calendar of mandatory training requirements across the organization.
  • Assess, monitor, and communicate results of training effectiveness to CHRO and other HR leaders.
  • Manage the DEI&B initiatives as well as providing analytical reports and statistics, as needed.
  • Remain informed of trends in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, and sharing relevant information as appropriate.
  • Serve as a strategic partner for strategy and planning with CHRO and leadership to create an inclusive culture where belonging and growth and development are centered; and align with Company’s initiatives.
  • All other duties and projects as assigned.


We recognize not all applicants have every skill or qualification to match a job description exactly. Odyssey values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets most required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!


  • 5+ years, learning & development experience including experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in project managing large-scale organization-wide people programs and connecting talent management with learning strategies.
  • Proactive, clear, and compelling in both written and verbal communications.
  • Deep experience in learning and development including adult learning principles, design processes, blended learning techniques, as well as web based and social learning.
  • Experience with design tools/eLearning platforms and Learning Management Systems.
  • Relationship management skills, including the ability to work leaders with different priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate interaction, communication, and teamwork between others.
  • Knowledge of HR laws, regulations, policies, principles, and best practices.
  • Ability to lead through influence in a matrix-ed environment and demonstrated ability to excel in a collaborative and team environment.
  • Strong organizational, project management and excellent follow-through skills.
  • ROI/Business Planning: ability to manage a budget and build strong business case and ROI assumptions for organizational development / learning investments.
  • Experience in supporting and implementing diversity initiatives, including experience working with and creating collaborative and productive working relationships.
  • Knowledge of current learning management practices, industry trends, digital learning platforms and best practices.


  • Advanced degree in Organizational Development, HR or related preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification a plus.


This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule out of Danbury, CT.

Approximately 10% travel is anticipated.


We offer a generous compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options;
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans; 
  • 401K with company match;
  • Preferred vendor discounts;
  • Competitive Paid Time Off.

No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Other details

  • Job Family Human Resources
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Danbury, CT, USA