Oahu Learning & Development Specialist

Jan 21 2023
Job Description

Grow your career with Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC (HFA), one of Hawaii’s Top 50 Companies, and be a part of a leadership team focused on providing a culture steeped in continuous learning, discovery, community and exceeding customer expectations. 

Do you have a passion for guiding people to be a better version of themselves? The primary responsibility for this role includes collaborating, developing and implementing a variety of training programs at department and enterprise levels within HFA.  The ideal candidate will bring their applied knowledge of learning technologies and talent management to support ongoing growth and development of our diverse team of over 550 members.  

Our learning experiences are designed with our team members, community and world in mind. We invest in programming that combines the latest advances in human development sciences along with experiential learning. We offer individual, small group and enterprise-wide programs that reach our employees' minds and hearts. HFA understands what it means to be a first-generation leader. For this reason, we hire for talent, character and potential. We stand behind and invest in our people through world class, tailored training and development for all phases of their career.

We are a locally owned food distributor in business for 20 years specializing in highly perishable foods sourced locally and from the West Coast United States. We provide staples (e.g., baked goods, fresh milk & eggs) and a variety of quality products to our customers (leading clubs, grocers, retailers) throughout Hawaii. 


  • Support the alignment of people and business strategy through development and maintenance of learning programs
  • Partner with Directors to assess training and development needs across the organization
  • Increase collaboration and engagement within Servant Leadership Training Groups 
  • Develops unique training programs to fulfill talent-specific needs to maintain or improve job performance
  • Creates and/or acquires training procedure manuals, guides, and course materials
  • Presents training and development programs using various modalities including classroom or virtual facilitator-led training, town-halls, presentations or on-demand (digital)
  • Maintains records of training and development activities 
  • Evaluates program effectiveness through assessments, surveys, and feedback
  • Instruct and evaluate performance
  • Utilize learning management system to support other HR functions
  • Maintains knowledge of the latest trends in training and development
  • Grows new generation of leaders within HFA
  • Performs other related duties as required 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Training and Development, Organizational Development or Psychology or a related field, or an equivalent combination and related work experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing teams and direct reports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated growth mindset and continuous learner
  • Is agile to learn, grow and thrive within a fast-paced environment 
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing learning programs, learning aids and cultivating a strong learning culture 
  • Effective leadership in measuring, evaluating and reporting outcomes
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options
  • Ability to solve complex problems and work inter-dependently
  • Certifications in learning technology
  • Previous training experience with diverse workforces, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook) 
  • Effective time management
  • Willing to travel to neighbor islands (up to 5% travel)
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive learning and development experience in business environment(s) 


  • Hybrid work
  • Competitive Pay
  • Free Healthcare for Team Members (partial subsidy for family members)
  • 401(k) Plan with % matching
  • Paid every Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts (e.g. gym membership, cellular service, legal Assistance plan)


HFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.