Vice President, Learning & Development (US Businesses)

Prudential Financial



Multiple Locations

Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.
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    Position summary


    The VP, USB Learning and Development will serve as the primary liaison with the business to identify learning needs and lead the sourcing/development of learning solutions, in partnership with the enterprise L&D function. The position will be dual reporting to the Head of USB HR and the VP, Head of Learning and Development and will lead an embedded team that will operate as a learning consulting practice deployed to understand business and customer needs and proactively provide learning solutions in support of talent strategies.

    Through this role, we'll address local learning needs while optimizing learning to deliver on the most critical business commitments. With accountability to both the learning function and the business, this role will consult to understand learning needs, influence and build alignment through strong relationships, and build deep business knowledge in areas of focus. This leader will also oversee the USB rotational development program and local sales training.

    The current Employee Work Arrangement for this position is Hybrid and requires on-site presence in one of our main office locations (Newark, NJ (preferred), CT. or PA). Your manager will provide additional details relative to the specific number of days you are expected to be on-site.

    What you can expect:

    • As a USB HR leadership team member, you will contribute to the strategic priorities for talent and development supporting business growth.
    • Establish and execute a forward-looking learning and development strategy across the US businesses to drive our vision and strategy.
    • Understand skill gaps and identify learning needs within each USB business; prioritize and manage the demand and capacity of learning resources to drive the highest levels of business impact.
    • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure the effective and efficient planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of relevant and engaging training content that encompass a range of learning modalities, including in-person, virtual, and e-learning experiences, aligned to critical organizational capabilities and business priorities.
    • Be a thought leader, driving innovation in learning delivery to address skill gaps (including in sales, customer experience, and leadership).
    • Apply a thorough understanding of adult learning theory to deliver learner-centered programs, activities, and assessments that cater to the unique needs and preferences of the US businesses.
    • Develop and support a team of learning and development professionals, setting clear expectations, providing leadership, and fostering a collaborative learning culture.
    • Create strong working relationships with peers and business leaders within the US businesses and across Learning and Development, HRBPs, HR CoEs, HR Operations, and Inclusive Solutions.
    • Support change efforts across the enterprise, while demonstrating commitment to continuous learning and development and fostering a learning environment across the organization.  

    What you’ll need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college / university or equivalent experience required.
    • 10+ years in training and development with a proven track record in designing, implementing, and leading successful learning and development strategies and programs.
    • In-depth understanding of current learning theories and their application to training design; experience in design thinking and leading areas such as curriculum development, instructional design, planning, facilitation, learning policy, and implementing efficient learning solutions.
    • Innovative problem-solving skills to address training challenges and adapt strategies required; maintains connection with external marketplace and learning industry leaders; uses analytical approach to then assess learning programs and make data-driven decisions.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience building and leading high performing teams and a solid understanding of how-to development for a diverse employee base.
    • Inclusive leader that embraces a creative, innovative approach to developing employees with a strong understanding of how-to development for a diverse employee base. 

    It’d be a plus if you had:

    • Demonstrated understanding of the strategic business needs of the company that learning can support including needs of customers and the broader marketplace.

    Prudential welcomes all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

    At Prudential, you can:

    Take charge of your career. Employees who have developed their skills in similar roles have gone on to further roles within L&D and roles within the greater HR community.

    We equip and empower our employees to expand their skills and experience by using powerful learning, gigs, and job opportunities. We offer a suite of services including 1:1 Career advice, on demand resources and networking to propel your career forward.

    We’re a global organization, full of outstandingly dedicated people who aren’t afraid to think differently, challenge the status quo and take sensible risks along the way. You will enjoy pushing boundaries as we build innovative technology that helps clients, customers and employees live their best lives. You will have access to leadership and learning opportunities and the resources needed to take your career in any direction. We will help you do your best work, offering flexibility, while delivering on our Purpose.

    What we offer you:

    • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level
    • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave
    • Retirement plans:
    • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)
    • Company-funded pension plan
    • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs
    • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.
    • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

    To find out more about our Total Reward package, visit Work Life Balance | Prudential Careers. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.


    Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $175,https://500.00 to $237,https://500.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

    Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

    Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

    We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

    Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

    The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.