How to write a Training Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Training Manager do?

Training Managers develop learning & development strategies for companies. Training Managers assess what skills need to be taught, vet training vendors, implement training strategies, and track training progress. Training Managers hire and oversee trainers who teach classes and training sessions. Training Managers design custom training modules and implement eLearning platforms.

Training Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Training Manager job titles

  • Training Manager
  • Senior Training Manager
  • Corporate Training Manager
  • Training Manager (Part-Time)
  • Director of Training

Training Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Training Manager job summary

Our warehouse location needs a Training Manager to organize, plan and execute training sessions for all of our key employees. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the education and preparation of our staff, from Forklift Operators to Shipping Clerks, to Inventory Managers. You will also guide and instruct all of our training staff to create consistency of content in training sessions. We’re looking for an ambitious, organized and highly efficient expert with warehousing experience. Familiarity with heavy equipment and tools is also helpful for candidates in this position. We offer a generous compensation structure and a team-oriented environment.

Training Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Training Manager responsibilities

  • Assess employees’ skills, talents, performance and productivity and prepare written evaluations with advice for improvement
  • Oversee the training in all key areas of warehouse operations, including order building, materials handling, stocking, shipping, receiving, loading and unloading
  • Research new training materials and supplies that might enhance our training procedures and provide value to our employees
  • On-board new hires and assign them to training sessions
  • Identify future training needs and create curriculum to facilitate that training
  • Search for gaps in training material or content that should be filled to ensure safety and productivity among staff members
  • Communicate with team members, trainers and management to ensure all needs are met

Training Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Training Manager skills

  • High school diploma/GED required (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience in the warehouse industry
  • 2+ years’ experience in training
  • Experience designing and implementing curricula preferred
  • Excellent team-building, organization and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with warehouse operations software a must

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