Viking Electric Supply Training & Development Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Viking Electric Supply is hiring a Training and Development Manager to support all Viking locations. The role of the Training and Development Manager is to support a culture of learning by providing sustainable and consistent training and development programs and processes throughout the organization that will promote growth during associates employment. This position will assess and understand company-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives. Act as a business partner responsible for the effective development, coordination and delivery of training and development programs. Responsible for designing, developing, reviewing curriculum, instructor-led and blended learning experiences that clearly teach concepts and build skills required to complete tasks in a concise and compelling way for different levels of talent in the organization. Identify and arrange suitable training solutions for associates. Search, design and implement effective methods to educate, enhance performance, and develop associates. Job duties and responsibilities include: Manage learning and development from needs analysis to deployment, creating effective learning experiences/solutions for associate Identify, develop & coordinate the training, programs, processes, and tools that will consistently be used by management & HR to support Viking s workforce development Establish career paths and curriculums Create expectations and accountability after the completion of training and develop evaluation procedures for training Develop sustainable programs for management, sales, and other positions that provide training and development throughout the individuals time in the position (soft skills, role specific, technology, and product). Develop programs and experiences that support and reinforce our culture while engaging, motivating, and educating associates on their customer and organizational impact. Ensure all training programs, processes and tools reinforce Viking s culture, Mission and Values and ensure our associates are engaged and motivated and understand how they impact the customer and the organization To help assess and define the inventory of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies, values, and experience of the current workforce, determine critical skills needed for all positions across the organization and develop a strategy for closing any skill gaps to address company workforce needs. Support our onboarding, retention, workforce planning, talent review and succession planning processes and help develop tools to be used by the organization to project workforce needs by geography, position, and skill level Act as a business partner and advisor through the creation of strong collaborative relationships with associates, managers, Human Resources, and the leadership team Act as a primary point of contact and coordinator for intern and trainee development programs Develop and build partnerships with Sonepar USA and other 3rd party providers Develop processes to ensure that Training EDU and the related tools and programs are implemented, utilized, and supported by the company Develop communication and promotion tools to advance training/development offerings Define, track, and report on key training metrics to measure progress and success of training and development programs Make sound financial decisions to manage training programs within budget parameters.