Training and Development Specialist
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company - Findlay, OH

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Primary Characteristics

Potential areas of work and/or consultation may include team effectiveness, organizational effectiveness, core values sustainability, employee engagement, change management, process improvement, performance management, management and supervisor development.

Key Deliverables
  • Review, update and deploy current front line supervisor program
  • Identify key improvement opportunities for client groups that will drive engagement, productivity and personal and group effectiveness
  • Work with client groups and HR on selected individual leadership development, succession and talent management opportunities

Essential Functions
  • Develop and facilitate manager and supervisor training programs.
  • Deliver selected Cooper Learning Center training programs.
  • Assists in implementing and sustaining incorporation of the company’s core values to achieve the company’s vision, mission, people strategy, and business results.
  • Conducts diagnostic/needs assessments and develops recommendations to address gaps in performance, skills, and behaviors, including survey design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Builds and maintains effective, collaborative, and lasting partnerships with key client groups within the business units.
  • Partners and consults with Human Resource Department team members to support the effectiveness, development, implementation, and measurement of human resource initiatives affecting overall organization results.
  • Provides consulting support on project and change management.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on change management and project management.
  • Assists with employee engagement survey, including survey administration, defining objectives, result readouts, improvement process, identifying training needs, and communication support.
  • Assists in on-boarding of new employees relative to acculturation into Cooper Tire.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements)
  • Demonstrated ability to design, align, and successfully execute significant enterprise-wide organizational training initiatives from start to finish.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, consulting, and communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees.
  • Proven experience in designing and facilitating team-building exercises.
  • Extensive executive and management consulting and coaching skills.
  • Strong project management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability for process improvement including knowledge of such programs as LEAN and Kaizen methodologies.
  • Ability to assess competencies, skills, behaviors, and personality, as well as develop improvement recommendations.
  • Ability to collect, review and incorporate internal and external benchmarking data into project planning.

  • Working knowledge of human resource practices and processes, especially talent assessment, career development, performance management, and employee relations.

  • Working knowledge of leadership, management, and employee development strategies and programs.

  • Experience in delivering presentations and training especially at the managerial level.

  • Familiarity with instructional design concepts.

  • Ability to travel to various geographical locations as determined by business needs.

  • Ability to work independently and use extensive judgment.

Training and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in organizational development, business management, human resources, or related business field required.
  • Must have developed and conducted training initiatives.
  • Global experience a plus.
  • At least 4-5 years experience in organizational development or human resources (with organizational development-related concentration).
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.

About this company
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Cooper Tire & Rubber is a real wheeler dealer. The company is the fourth-largest tire manufacturer in North America (behind the likes...