Global Learning Specialist – Finance

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Our Finance teams are located in 3 regions: EMAE, APAC and The Americas. The Finance department supports all the financial functions of including Accounting, Credit Control and Financial Planning & Analysis. Without the Finance department – could not function.

We are looking for a Global Learning Specialist to join the Finance Learning Team. You will be responsible for overseeing functional and technical learning in your allocated region, linking to the Finance global learning plan to meet global learning needs and encourage our people to drive their own learning and development.

This position is based in Amsterdam and will report into the Global Learning Manager (Finance). You may be expected to occasionally work outside of normal business hours to best support your stakeholders in different time zones. You may be required to travel internationally (potentially up to approx.30% of your time) and this may include some weekend travel.

You will have experience in supporting others learn, and have experience of facilitation, coaching, training as well as blended and virtual learning.  You will  focus on building relationships with key stakeholders and have a keen interest in delivering innovative learning programmes from scratch based on Charles Jennings’ 70:20:10 Principal of Learning.

In the role you’ll apply strong programme management –keeping regional stakeholders engaged, updated and involved in major learning programmes.

You’ll be comfortable working with various Learning Development colleagues across the organization on a number of programmes and projects to ensure learning at is Industry leading, inspiring and impactful.

You’ll be passionate about developing people and harvesting a learning culture where our people have access to the right learning opportunities at the right time in a medium that best suits them.

You’ll be keen to ensure our finance teams are supported with technical training such as Advanced Excel, as well as having education opportunities relevant to their roles. You’ll be experience in managing projects . You’ll be looking for ways in which you can help our employees get the most out of their systems, teams, processes and team purpose.

You’ll be innovation-minded, looking at ways to help our employees generate ideas and implement changes. You’ll be involved in global campaigns that support Finance employees to Innovate and maintain high performance.

You’ll be analyzing and using learning data to evaluate and support stakeholders. You will measure programme success by analyzing impact, implementation of learning, ROI and Net Promoter Scores.

You will work closely with other learning teams in the company to share ideas and work across boundaries to constantly promote learning best practice and source learning interventions relevant to the Finance department.

You will keep regional Learning Coordinators informed, involved and upskilled to maximize local support and facilitation of learning campaigns and programmes.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for an immense opportunity to work in one of the most exciting departments of, get in touch.


Preferred Knowledge

  • Understanding of Charles Jennings’ 70:20:10 principal of learning blended learning and other learning trends & practices.
  • Project/programme management knowledge.
  • Consultation and stakeholder management.
  • E-learning and blended, multi-media learning tools.
  • Fluent in English spoken and written essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • University degree (preferred in Learning & Development or Finance)
  • CIPD or similar learning / training certificate
  • Train The Trainer Certificate

Preferred Skills

  • Learning Cycle: Design, Facilitate, Implementation, Evaluate learning material.
  • Creating inspirational learning solutions to meet specific skills/knowledge gaps
  • Project / Project Management
  • Global and Regional thinking: Work collectively with other learning colleagues as well as working on own with regional priorities.
  • Provide action-orientated solutions to realize goals ensuring scalable.
  • Ability to read and interpret multiple data sources and defines goals and outcomes.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload in line with business needs.
  • Ability to be open to new approaches and ideas when finding solutions for stakeholders.


  • Live ‘The Formula’.
  • Demonstrate win/win, relationship-building approach.
  • Advocate of learning & personal development.
  • Strong proactive Customer Experience attitude.
  • Challenge status quo and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Continuously striving to understand the priorities and challenges of the company and your business area.
  • Always searching for fresh and innovative ideas that translate locally and globally.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in training/ coaching/ teaching/learning activities
  • Experience of working with a distance / blended learning approach.
  • Experience of innovation methodologies: LEAN, AGILE…
  • Experience of working in/with different Booking departments


  • You will work across multiple central offices in Amsterdam
  • Availability to undertake business travel up to 30% of the time, if required.

Key Responsibilities & KPIs

  • Regional point of contact for your region – handling all learning enquiries and requests.
  • Create and manage a regionally relevant learning plan that meets regional learning priorities in line with Global Learning Plan and priorities.
  • Undertake regular regional learning needs analysis as basis to design and deliver world class learning solutions, campaigns and programmes.
  • Manage key regional and global projects e.g. ‘Continuous Education’ and ‘Successful Partnerships.’
  • Evaluate all learning interventions and programmes to ensure highest quality products.
  • Measure ROI, Net Promoter Scores and implementation of learning
  • Provide Finance stakeholders and Finance Learning Team with relevant information and visibility on learning progress and priorities
  • Utilising the 70:20:10 principal of learning to ensure learning solutions focus on ‘on-the-job’ transference and follow a ‘learning journey’ format.
  • Consistent positive stakeholders feedback BV (the company behind™, the market leading online hotel reservation service in the world) and/or its various support companies throughout the world are looking for people to support the business in the fast-growing hotel markets. International BV, one of the support companies in Netherlands, is looking for a Global Learning Specialist – Finance.

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