Friday, February 8, 2013

Job Opening at Schwan's in Marshall, Minnesota

The following posting comes from Jolene Louwagie. To apply, be sure to visit Schwan's web site at this link:
Sr Training & Development Specialist-12008497
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC is seeking a Sr. Training & Development Specialist to join our High Performance Development Solutions team (HPDS) in support of the Schwan’s Food Service business unit.
This role works cross-functionally within HPDS and with the business unit to define an approach and design for various areas of training needs. Using strong project management skills and training & development experience, they will work with subject matter experts to define learning objectives and develop training materials for Classroom, Web-Ex, and online Modules. This person will work collaboratively with the corporate training & organizational development teams and Food Service on the development and on-going updates for the On-line Modules. The audience for training would be Food Service internal employees as well as external business partners.
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for assigned customers & areas of responsibility.
  • Accurately completes performance gap analysis using standardized assessment tools and manages the design and development of cost- effective learning options that improve the performance of employees and completes the learning objectives.
  • Consults with management about individual and team development plans.
  • Conducts instructor-led training and facilitation.
  • Designs and develops learning materials to fit curriculum.
  • Completes learner knowledge and skill verifications on each skill set.
  • Completes summative evaluations to improve learning effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Facilitates organizational change/development activities.
  • Works with development teams to develop a more comprehensive plan to optimize talent including the deployment of leadership development planning for the business unit.
  • Helps manage the identification, development, and deployment of leadership learning across the organization and may serve as a mentor and evaluator of lower level staff.
  • Promotes collaboration partnerships and relationships among internal customers.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; Master's degree preferred
Years of Related Experience: Minimum 4 years related Training or Learning & Development experience
  • Advanced ability to effectively measure learning needs.
  • Advanced ability to effectively create learning tools and environments.
  • Advanced ability to effectively design and deliver learning to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Solid ability to effectively evaluate learning effectiveness and adjust as necessary.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the operation of a personal computer in a Windows environment to include the Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, to manage multiple projects, to meet deadlines, to problem solve, to work under pressure and to mentor staff as appropriate.
  • Ability to travel as required.