Training Specialist

Job Description


This position exists to build, implement and manage successful training programs for incoming associates at all levels with a focus on high-volume positions Drivers and Selectors.  The Training Specialist will also work directly with local HR Business Partner and Safety Manager to build the competence levels of Supervisors and Managers through development programs and our CMP Performance Management process including establishing regular feedback loops for those positions.








  • Work with Department Leads, HRBP, and Safety Manager to develop and manage effective on-boarding training programs with a focus on employee performance.


  • Select and manage On-The-Job Trainers in Transportation and Warehouse Departments through regular training meetings, training effectiveness evaluations, one-on-one discussions and overall performance management of the OJT.


  • Manage an on-boarding process for new Drivers and Warehouse initial training as well as extended on the job training throughout the entire 90 day orientation period; work through OJT’s to develop a process that includes follow-up training as needed for new associates to reach acceptable new-hire performance standards.


  • Work in conjunction with HRBP to manage Supervisor and Manager Development Programs including FLO (Fundamentals of Leadership for Operations), Compliance Training, and other programs associated with Supervisor/Manager Development.


  • Work with Supervisors and Managers on the job to facilitate translation of new skills and knowledge from classroom to job performance.


  • Conduct analysis and build programs for existing associates in high-volume positions including Drivers and Warehouse Selectors who are not performing at acceptable levels.


  • Actively participate in the Training community including regular calls, projects and events.


  • Drive a culture of feedback as part of development process through effective Performance Management; responsible for instructing and managing feedback process for all positions within the company.


  • Other duties as assigned







  • High School Diploma; Bachelor’s Degree preferred



  • At least 2 years’ experience in Training-related job.
  • Experience with building and managing on-boarding training programs for individual-contributor positions.
  • Experience with building coaching & feedback cultures.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Very strong ability to coach and provide constructive feedback at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills including speaking, writing, and listening to others
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to make sound judgments
  • Strong presentation skills including utilization of PowerPoint and excellent public speaking skills
  • Strong understanding of OSHA, DOT, Work Place Safety and Food Safety.
  • Ability to keep informed on legislation affecting the center.
  • Time management and organization skills.


Physical Demands:

  • Work is a combination of sedentary, standing, walking and bending
  • Some travel  will be required
  • Flexibility to work a schedule that meets the needs of the center


Mental/Visual Demands:

  • Must be able to read at a distance close to the eyes, with or without correction


Working Conditions:

  • Office, warehouse and outside environments


Equipment Operated:

  • Automobile, PC, Microsoft Office Applications


License or Certification:

  • Driver’s license