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Training Specialist

Job Title: Training Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 96542
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Edel Kelly
Telephone: 087 4108620

Training Specialist
Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Training Specialist
Specialist for their site.

Major Accountabilities:
  • Partner with the business to learn and understand the business, the critical competency and skills requirements and the specific training challenges to be addressed.
  • Based on this understanding, define a competency framework against which employees can assess themselves and use as a career development tool.
  • Manage the completion of an annual site Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and analyse the results to understand the needs of the business and employees.
  • Gather and analyse employee personal development needs and ensure the completion of quality personal development plans (PDP).
  • Coach and mentor managers so that they can directly address the development needs of their employees.
  • In conjunction with the company’s performance review process, identify skills gaps and training needs of employees and the business.
  • Gather, collate and analyse information from business inputs, performance reviews, TNA and PDP to support the development and implementation of a site Training Strategy to compliment and drive the business forward.
  • Obtain approval for the site Training Strategy and be accountable for delivering on it.
  • Build an internal network and actively work with internal subject matter experts to extract existing skills, knowledge and expertise. Create a database of such content and co-ordinate the ongoing approach to gathering, documenting, socialising and delivering this with employees.
  • Research, develop, deliver/co-ordinate and evaluate appropriate training techniques, tools and approaches to meet the business needs e.g.
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Team Leader Development
  • Customer Service/Care Skills
  • Coaching/Mentoring initiatives
  • Performance Management and Personal Development
  • Lean/6 Sigma Training
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Innovation
  • Project Management
  • Technical Training
  • IT Skills
  • Quality/Regulatory Training e.g. Audit Readiness; Medical Device Regulations & Standards; Technical Report Writing etc.
  • Ensure all learning is captured internally to support the development of a learning organisation.
  • Schedule regular internal knowledge sharing sessions ensuring this knowledge is shared, understood and used.
  • Support personal and career development and succession planning by pro-actively seeking opportunities to develop the employees’ skillset and expertise.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the training schedule as per the agreed strategy.
  • Source external providers and manage the tendering process.
  • Establish an up-to-date database of leading and credible training authorities/providers, and what they have to offer.
  • Evaluate training delivery outcomes to enable continuous development and improvements of training solutions.
  • Support the continuous improvement of training programmes by keeping up to date with best practices.
  • Design plant-wide KPI metrics for training (appropriate for different levels) and have reporting systems to support these metrics including but not limited to: time spent on training, people who attended, budgetary spend, feedback on training etc.
  • Provide updates on training performance and budget reports as requested.
  • Manage the Further Education funded process.

  • IITD/CIPD qualification or degree in Education, Training, HR or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the identification, development and implementation of training initiatives, preferably within the Medical Device Sector.
  • Proven experience in working in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Well established networking and customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, independent and ability work on own initiative
  • Six Sigma experience is an advantage
  • Excellent research, analytical skills and reporting skills with experience in identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Advanced MS Office skills and strong systems experience
  • Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to deliver training confidently across the organisation
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships across the business

For further information on this Training Specialist role in Galway please contact Edel Kelly on 087 4108620 /
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