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Instructional Designer

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Bridgestone Firestone Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 3 months ago


Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

The Instructional Designer will be responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating learning for GCR (Bridgestone Commercial Stores).


  • Analyzes, designs, and develops eLearning and mobile learning outlines, storyboards, instructor-led training, and manages or does production of courses from beginning to end, adhering to project plans and deadlines

  • Manage and partner with vendors to create eLearning, mobile learning, videos, other digital assets, and leverage technologies for effective learning and development options for teammates

  • Requires the ability to work proactively with subject matter experts on training development and to gain the confidence of management by demonstrating professionalism and training expertise in a dynamic, changing environment

  • Create focused training activities to the appropriate audience and environment. Focusing training on what function the participants need to learn to perform/do to be most successful in their job

  • Evaluate, select, and leverage training industry best practices/vendors/technologies and sells and spearheads management of them

  • Report effectiveness of training efforts (ROI) as they relate to business results

  • Run and analyze LMS reports to find trends, learn outcomes, and show results

  • Facilitate Train-the-Trainer sessions, as needed

  • Program and project management for GCR use of Bridgestone Commercial Online Learning Center (LMS) for all levels of field management and work through other processes as it relates to learning content or assessments

  • Proactively and continuously focuses on educating themselves and implementing best practices in training and development through webinars, seminars, and organizations

  • Travel to company locations for needs analysis, gathering content, SME consultations, educational needs, and meetings as needed (approximately 10% travel)

  • Other duties as assigned that support the mission of learning and development of Bridgestone Commercial


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2-3 years training experience with analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of e-learning, mobile learning, instructor-led, and blended learning programs

  • Minimum two (2) years project management skills

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in using rapid development authoring tools (i.e., Articulate Storyline or Captivate)

  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels and disciplines across the organization to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Must be able to diplomatically obtain buy-in from teammates, leadership, and organization on new recommendations and changes needed to move the team forward

  • Demonstrated knowledge of training and development industry best practices, instructional design, and adult learning methodology

  • Vendor management and relationship building experience

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and creative problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to analyze the latest technology offerings from a learning industry perspective and make recommendations and business case to leadership

  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels and disciplines across the organization to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of training and development industry best practices, instructional design, and adult learning methodology

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