GP Strategies Corporation Automotive Product Trainer in New Orleans, Louisiana
Automotive Product Trainer
Location: _US - LA - New Orleans
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Relocation Available: No
Job Code ID: 12472
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.
GP Sandy, a division of GP Strategies engages a wide variety of professionals to design and develop performance improvement/marketing programs for the Automotive OEMs.
Automotive In-Dealership Product Trainer
GP Sandy has a need for an Automotive Product Trainer in the New Orleans, LA metro area to lead the delivery of training, including sales, product knowledge and vehicle launch training. Training will be delivered throughout a semi regional territory of GM dealerships.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction (remotely) of a Performance Coach and with support of the Senior Performance Coach and operations, this position contacts a territory of GM dealerships to facilitate training and improve sales consultant performance and application of product information. The trainer works with a comprehensive knowledge of the assigned brand, including products, vision and training priorities to conduct in-dealership training and coaching.
3-5 Retail Automotive Retail Sales or Automotive Brand Ambassador experience
Understanding of automotive retail environment and ability to learn assigned product line and market strategy
Posses a knowledge of basic truck fundamentals and trailering
Understanding of performance vehicles, electric vehicle technology & customer needs
Ability to learn the brand’s history and future vision along with representing brand positively & in accordance with image
Ability to facilitate interactive training sessions in accordance with program's performance standards
Ability to provide coaching to sales consultants to manage & overcome objections
Ability to deliver extended learning with pre- & post- engagement activities & email communications
Ability to engage and interact with the Sales Managers with training debrief and promotion of new hire support
Ability to develop & manage schedule to support dealer needs while working with regional personnel on direction and priorities
Able to conduct special training assignments & facilitate large group meetings as required
Conduct launch training events as required
Completes on-going brand study & competitive reviews
Submit schedules, rosters, activity reports & complete other administrative duties according to performance standards
Demonstrates an understanding of new technology and has the ability to adapt to a changing environment.
Ability to learn foundational Instructional Design principals.
High School diploma required; degree preferred
Can travel throughout territory with over night travel required.
Must be able to satisfy requirements for pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.
Must currently reside or be willing to relocate to the New Orleans metro area. No relocation is offered with this position.
GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status