Training Specialist

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 11 months ago

Job Description:


The training specialist role supports activities for training of salaried restaurant management and frontline personnel within Olive Garden Operations. This position will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of digital training online content materials. The Training Specialist will be responsible for analyzing and distributing all reporting and data associated with the online learning tool and training initiatives. The Training Specialist will own the onboarding process of all MIT/GMITs, originating from the HRIS record creation through the development of specialized training schedules, and all onboarding/training related evaluations.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partners with training and learning design teams to implement innovations and updates to the online learning tool including content revisions and enhancements to new and existing programs

  • Analyze, monitor and report on training related metrics and key drivers used to influence training strategies around the onboarding process and the online learning tool.

  • Provides operations support surrounding questions and initiatives related to HRIS and TAS. This includes troubleshooting on potential system errors and performing root cause analysis on a needed basis.

  • Ensures a seamless and legally compliant onboarding experience for restaurant operations by initiating appropriate steps to complete pre-employment process. This includes the creation and initiation of all adverse action communications, distribution of hiring documents, and evaluating overall applicant experience.

  • Assists in all special projects and other duties as assigned.

Travel Requirements
5% - travel between local restaurants


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or 2+ years equivalent work experience in restaurant management or in human resources (preferable in training)


  • Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

  • Ability to learn and navigate in various Training and HR systems and platforms (i.e., Learning Management System, Applicant Tracking System, HRIS)


  • Minimum of 2 years' expertise in training or related field

  • Ability to build strong relationships with operations clients and external vendors with an emphasis on guest focus and being of service

  • Demonstrates self-initiative and results orientation

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment with the ability to communicate under pressure and use tact when responding to applicants

  • Ability to work independently, as well with others, and handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to identify, analyze, and utilize resources to complete job accountabilities

  • Ability to effectively handle high volume of requests under strict deadlines

  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful environments


  • Restaurant Management experience, especially at Darden restaurants

  • Previous experience with Cornerstone, SumTotal, IBM Kenexa/Brassring, PeopleSoft, and Articulate Storyline

  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

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