Senior Training Associate

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Salary period: Annual
Additional classifications: Manufacturing and Production
Location: Any U.S. Nordson Facility in particular Amherst, OH; Duluth, GA; Carlsbad, CA; or East Providence, RI
The Senior Associate, Training Development ¬ analyzes, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates training programs that ¬ focus on developing user competencies with technology tools in a wide variety of formats with emphasis on web based and mobile applications.
Perform skills assessments, analyze results, and develop training curriculum that meets identified needs ¬ ¬ Design and develop training programs including web-based and mobile applications ¬ ¬ Develop course learning objectives and ensure content aligns with business objectives ¬ ¬ Develop comprehensive assessments to measure learning results ¬ ¬ Analyze assessment results, make recommendations to address training issues, and implement curriculum improvements ¬ ¬ Develop ROI (Return on Investment) evaluations for training courses and present results to stakeholders ¬ ¬ Develop comprehensive reporting on training KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) ¬ ¬ Manage internal/external resources assigned to training development projects to ensure training objectives are met, project launches are successful, and business objectives are met/exceeded Manage projects to ensure objectives, timelines, and launches are successful and meet/exceed business objectives ¬ ¬ Select instructional media to address training needs ¬ ¬ Maintain training content for existing programs to ensure it meets the on-going learning needs of the global user community ¬ ¬ Adapt instructional materials for multiple¬ formats ¬ ¬ Facilitate/lead training courses as needed ¬ ¬ Stay up-to-date with developments in both commercial and custom-build software products used in the organization ¬ ¬ Coordinate logistics for training projects ¬ ¬ Manage special projects as required ¬ ¬ Other duties as assigned
Education¬ ¬
Bachelor's degree in instructional design, business, IT, adult education,¬ or human resources required.
Minimum 5 years proven experience applying adult¬ learning principles and training methodologies (including ADDIE) to training development activities¬ ¬ 3+ years proven experience developing web based and mobile applications ¬ ¬ Exceptional computer skills, including a minimum of 3 years of experience with instructional design tools (Adobe Acrobat Professional, Captivate, etc.), Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel ¬ ¬ Video on demand development experience ¬ ¬ Demonstrated experience in leading classroom and virtual training courses ¬ ¬ Experience integrating training courses, assessments, and tracking in a LMS ¬ (Learning Management System) ¬ ¬ Demonstrated experience using virtual meeting software (GoTo Meeting, Live Meeting, etc.) ¬ ¬ Knowledge of SAP or other ERP software a plus ¬ ¬ Experience with uPerform,¬ InfoPak, or SAP productivity pack a plus
Detail-oriented, self-starter ¬ ¬ Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment ¬ ¬ Ability¬ to assess risk and develop recommendations to address project issues ¬ ¬ Strong working knowledge of Instructional Design methodology ¬ ¬ Strong web based and mobile development skills ¬ ¬ Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to interact successfully with associates at all levels in a global environment ¬ ¬ Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills ¬ ¬ Excellent project management skills ¬ ¬ Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing conditions ¬ ¬ Strong customer service orientation ¬ ¬ Ability to analyze training issues, recommend, plan, and execute improvement actions ¬ ¬ Tech-savvy and familiarity with emerging technology and industry-related trends
Office environment. To ¬ perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each ¬ essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable ¬ accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform ¬ the essential functions.
Estimated 5-10% Domestic and International
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.¬ No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.

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