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Training & Development Leader

January 11, 2024

Ford Motor Company

Location: Kansas City, MO
Position: Training & Development Leader
Status: Full Time

The Training and Development Leader (TDL) is responsible for facilitating manufacturing development activities in manufacturing facilities. An effective Training and Development Leader (TDL) will leverage an understanding of adult learning theory, their process management experience, obtaining, delivering, and executing curricula. They will play a vital role supporting Ford Motor Company’s vision of providing world class learning and development activities.


What you’ll do…

Training Management: 

  • Implement and manage the Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Training System, using standardized processes and tools
  • Conduct training needs analysis at individual, department, and plant levels
  • Develop and implement appropriate annual training plans
  • Monitor completion of training to plan
  • Manage and/or develop education and training budgets
  • Obtain funding to support training plans
  • Manage training records to ensure effective tracking and compliance
  • Plan and implement orientation for new hires and transfers
  • Identify individual training needs
  • Coordinate orientation schedule
  • Schedule instructors, presenters and training rooms
  • Schedule all training in most efficient way to maintain production schedules
  • Monitor certification of internal and external trainers and coaches for continuous improvement
  • Evaluate impact/effectiveness of training (data collection, analysis, and reporting)
  • Manage the training tracking system, as required
  • Provide standardized reports as required
  • Lead and facilitate plant training-related committees, e.g., Training Steering Committee, Technical Skills Committee, Training Vertical Teams



You’ll have… 

  • Bachelors degree in Human Performance Technology or related field
  • Demonstrated ability in:
    • technical and professional knowledge of Human Performance Technology
    • building effective working relationships
    • planning and organizing work for self and others


Even better, you may have…

  • Leader or managerial experience
  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in working with a union
  • Essential Job Functions:
    • Fluent in English
    • Ability to analyze information to develop effective solutions and actions
    • Demonstrated Success Factors:
    • Effective communication:  Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media in an engaging manner
    • Trust building: Interact with others in a way that enhances confidence in all parties; able to build alliances with individuals and groups
    • Decision making: Identify and understand issues and opportunities; compare data to draw conclusions; choose the appropriate course of action
    • Problem Solving: Tolerant of ambiguity; able to chart a way forward even when the path is not clear and/or you experience roadblocks
    • Adaptability: Must be flexible, detail oriented, and results driven, as well as able to handle multiple tasks, prioritize deliverables, and work in a fast-paced, changing manufacturing environment
    • Project Management: Able to quickly gain an understanding of organization’s business priorities and play a role in defining leader and employee development priorities and project scope through to completion
    • Work standards: Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks
    • Stress tolerance:  Maintain stable performance under pressure or competing priorities
    • Effective work habits:  Work well individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Office skills – Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with exceptional Excel skills


You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we’ve outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.


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