Cardinal Health
Sr. Consultant, Learning Business Partner
At a glance
Location: US-OH-Dublin Map
Posted: 01/25/2020
Closing: 02/24/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Cardinal Health
Job description

What Learning Business Partners contribute to Cardinal Health

A learning business partner (LBP) acts as a consultant, change agent and voice for employees and management by aligning business objectives with learning-related strategies and solutions. Relationship building with leadership and SMEs within the business unit and strong communication skills are a must as this position acts as a liaison between the business, the L&D Center of Excellence, and the larger HR organization. The LBP maintains an effective level of business literacy regarding financial position, strategy, mid-range plans, culture, major initiatives and competition. The role assesses and anticipates learning needs to include, but not limited to: business functional, role-based, and systems training, onboarding, leadership, and professional development. The role of a learning leader requires both a background in L&D – to understand “what works” and business acumen – to understand “how” “what works” plays out in the organization.


  • Establishes solid relationships with business leaders and SMEs to proactively identify performance gaps, recommend learning solutions, influence decision making, build and implement experiences that drive outcomes
  • Analyzes trends and metrics with business and acts as a consultant to develop solutions, programs, and policies
  • Acts as the voice of the learner, provide learning guidance and offer suggestions on learning initiatives that align with business goals when strategizing and identifying resolutions
  • Offers input on goals, talent and succession planning and executive coaching needs
  • Acts as a project manager and communicates between the business and the COE on project timelines and outputs
  • Establishes and conducts routine meetings with respective business unit leaders
  • Maintains L&D skill sets such as in-depth knowledge of adult learning theory and provides innovative solutions as well as partners with colleagues within the COE on learning strategy.
  • Participates in training program reviews, monitors and evaluates with leadership to ensure that training objectives are met
  • Owns and implements training programs for the business


  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 8 years of HR and/or training experience including:
    • Knowledge of and experience at conducting learning needs and skill gap analysis
    • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies
    • Facilitation (classroom and virtual)
    • Consulting with clients in the US and outside of the US (cultural awareness)
  • Strong project management, consulting, facilitation, influence and relationship management skills
  • Proven track record of interacting with all levels of leadership
  • Passion for learning innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and work with aggressive timeframes
  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs
  • Highly motivated, creative, self-sufficient, able to operate effectively with a team
  • Ability to operate with a sense of urgency, and willing to roll up sleeves, driving for results by set deadlines
  • Travel expected at 50%

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
  • Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
  • Projects may have significant and long-term impact
  • Provides solutions which may set precedent
  • Independently determines method for completion of new projects
  • Receives guidance on overall project objectives
  • Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Sr. Consultant, Learning Business Partner