Training Specialist

Volvo CAR Finance Limited Charleston , SC 29402

Posted 2 months ago

It's not about cars. It's about people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it's at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people's lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.

Job Summary:

The Training Specialist is responsible for delivering training to all levels of Volvo employees in manufacturing, technical, retail, sales, & purchasing throughout the Americas; maintaining records of all training, designing and developing training materials and courses to address needs, assuring safety in the workplace and adherence to our Quality System, and utilizing multiple forms of training media.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, & deliver training sessions (Leadership, soft skills, technical) to all Volvo employees across the Americas

  • Develop criteria and evaluate the effectiveness of training activities

  • Develop training materials for leadership, PX, and other development activities

  • Document training events

  • Compile and publish training metrics

  • Develop and review training plans and curricula

  • Provide feedback to improve overall employee performance

  • Identify potential quality problems, compliance gaps, & possible process efficiency improvements to organizational management

  • Establish and monitor Apprenticeship programs

  • Develop and manage Assessment Centers for Talent Management

  • Coordinate programs and training events with readySC, global counterparts, and other outside development resources

  • Drive competency management throughout the Americas

  • Conduct ILT and virtual training sessions


  • Four year degree in Education, Training, HR, or related field

  • At least 3 years of experience training in a manufacturing environment

  • Intermediate / advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience delivering technical training sessions

  • Experience directing structured learning experiences

  • Experience developing training materials, including presentations

  • Experience conducting training needs analyses

  • Experience compiling and publishing training metrics

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication / presentation skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability in instructional design and adult learning theory

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated training & facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principles

  • Team player with excellent project management skills & the ability to follow through to completion

  • Able to manage multiple competing tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Preferred technical expertise with industrial equipment, including knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and mechanical components

  • Preferred experience in developing e-learning content

Competence Requirements:

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships/works collaboratively w/others to meet shared objectives

  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances

  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow & be challenged using both formal & informal development channels

  • Builds trust: Gains the confidence & trust of others through honesty, integrity, & authenticity

  • Manages complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, & sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

  • Optimizes work processes: Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Communicates effectively: Develops /delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of unique needs of different audiences

  • Courage: Steps up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said

  • Ensures ownership: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Action oriented: Takes on new opportunities & tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, & enthusiasm

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers' lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.

Volvo Cars' continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID: 47534

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina

Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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Training Specialist

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