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Date posted:  Jan 11, 2021

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Function:  Strategy & Business Development
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  5461

Learning and Development Specialist

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

The Governance, Systems and Excellence function is responsible for governance and excellence, systems and decision support, procurement academy and data privacy across procurement, and is part of the CFO function in Strategy & Communications reporting to the CFO Strategy, Procurement & Communications.

We are currently looking to recruit a Learning & Development Specialist reporting  to Director, Procurement Governance, Systems & Excellence to strengthen the team. 


  • Learning and development specialist is responsible for implementing and further improving the Procurement competencies development strategy. The role is key in supporting and enabling the ongoing procurement transformation process towards a World-class Procurement organization.
  • Design and implement the Procurement learning hub in accordance with Yara’s Learning and Development strategy
  • Develop and roll out training for the key procurement processes and tools in cooperation with internal and external experts
  • Ensure cost effective delivery of Procurement training plans
  • Define and promote opportunities for knowledge exchange within the Yara procurement community and across functions (legal, finance, engineering, and HR)
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities on the Yara learning portfolio
  • Enable procurement learning communities across regions and units
  • Participation in designing and organizing Procurement events, e.g. Procurement summit, Procurement townhall
  • Support Governance, Decision, Systems and Data Privacy area to identify improvement potential on an as needed basis 


  • Bachelor or Masters degree  Professional qualification in Learning & Development will be an added advantage
  • Min. 2-5 years of professional experience in Learning and development role
  • Experience in SAP and  using e-sourcing tools a plus 
  • Experience of supporting and facilitating learning and knowledge management activities and projects
  • Experience working with LMS ( Learning Management Systems
  • Motivated to deliver exceptional results and exceed business targets
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office and preferably SAP MM knowledge
  • Fluency in English 
  • Excellent communication and change management skills 
  • Experience in developing and running training programs
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Ambitious – Eager to take new challenges and proactively look and develop improvement opportunities
  • International work and/or study experience a plus

Additional Information

Position will be Located in Brussels, Belgium

Contact details

Laura Roson Hernandez ,Director Procurement Governance, Systems & Excellence, Laura.Roson.Hernandez@yara.com
Irene Odhiambo, HR Business Partner, Irene.Odhiambo@yara.com

Apply no later than

25th January 2021

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as one of our top 7 strategic actions and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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