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POST DATE 9/24/2013
END DATE 10/15/2013

Bryant Bureau Plymouth, MI

Bryant Bureau
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Plymouth, MI
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Designs learning solutions using a variety of delivery methods. Develops and updates course content and coordinates learning curriculum. Conducts assessment and analysis to identify new development needs and recommends training methods accordingly. Oversees the succession planning process by working with management to identify future leaders, identify gaps in leadership, and develops and implements plans to meet succession goals. Conducts the administration, tracking, & reporting of learning, development, succession, and performance management activities.


Works with senior management to select and identify "successors" of key and critical positions.

Reviews and analyzes performance results for identified "successors" and identifies training needs in line with job descriptions.

Works with other HR staff members to ensure recruiting strategies are in line with succession plans.

Coordinates the development and delivery of on boarding, orientation and on-the-job training (OJT).

Manages, directs, coordinates the development, delivery, and administration of technical skills training for both Manufacturing and Professional staff in Safety, Culture, Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Operations to plan, design and develop curriculums, programs, and tools. Includes training provided and/or designed by outside vendors. Aligns training with corporate mission, values, vision, and core compliance areas.

Designs and develops instructional material for targeted new and existing programs.

Works with Subject Matter Experts to develop training curriculum.

Partners with the Operations Leadership team to determine training needs/methods/schedule.

Maintain and enhance program documentation, materials, and methodologies throughout curriculums (i.e. agendas, participant guides, trainer guides, visual aids, checklists, job aids, and other documentation).

Owns and maintains the Compliance Training Calendar.

Oversees Performance Management Review Process.

Administers enrollment, record-keeping, transcripts, training certifications, and other training documentation.

Develops postings, announcements, and other communications.

Conduct annual Needs Assessment for the organization and individuals to address gaps and enhance performance.

Evaluates and provides analysis on the purchase of outside training programs and resources.

Develops and manages annual training and development budgets. Monitors to ensure within allocated funds.

Assists with the development and creation of job descriptions as necessary.


A Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, or other related area. An advanced degree is preferred.

Five or more years of experience overseeing training and development for a manufacturing organization.

Demonstrated knowledge of training and adult education, leadership development, trends and best practices.

Demonstrated technical skill in coaching and instructional design and ability to demonstrate continuous learning.

Must have exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

Able to build relationships with clients throughout all levels of the organization.

Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Must be a self-starter who can work independently.

Must be an advanced user in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as well as web applications designed for training delivery.

Must be able and willing to travel to all locations as necessary to conduct, facilitate, organization, and develop training programs.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate, finger, handle or feel standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and