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Training Manager

For more than 100 years, Purina has led the charge in revolutionizing pet food production and its ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. Nestle Purina has a large presence in Oklahoma City (OKC) with one of our dry pet food factories located just 10 miles outside of downtown in Edmond. Having served as a production facility for many years in this area as producers of Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Beneful® and Purina ONE® brands, we have left a big paw print on this charming western city.

As the Training & Learning Manager, you will be responsible for strategically implementing and improving technical competency development, leadership development, people engagement and implementation of world class learning systems and best practices throughout the entire facility, including Safety Training, Quality Training, Technical Training, Job Instructional Training, and Continuous Improvement Training based on Adult Learning Methodologies, NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence) methodologies, and TPM (Total Performance Management) methodologies. This will include constantly working with all departments to identify needs for training and improvement of current training in an effort to ensure that NPPC Employees are well versed in all aspects of their job and responsibilities to Safety, Quality, Service, Zero Waste and other company goals/initiatives.


+ Responsible for the deployment of market based standardized onboarding for Managers, middle management and all operator & mechanic roles, which includes leadership, functional, NCE/TPM and technical competencies; that follow business priorities in alignment with the factory operational master plan (OMP).

+ Responsible for driving site training efforts including needs assessments, aligning with Management to gain understanding of specific situations requiring employee or group improvement, developing an ongoing onboarding, competence management and implementation plan.

+ Maintain, recommend learning content and equipment requirements within a Technical Training Center in alignment with the market strategy and the factory OMP.

+ Prepare and communicate E&T rollout plans for the factory including selection of key activities, priorities for rollout, scope (lines, area etc.) and glidepath for results.

+ Develops and organizes a program of practical and technical instruction, develops a teaching outline, and determines adult learning instructional methods that can be done timely

+ Organizes, updates, and maintains Job Instruction Training (JIT) for all hourly jobs inclusive of JIT manual, training outlines and qualification checklists for all jobs

+ Work in conjunction with Operations and Engineering/Maintenance Managers to develop and update Development Plan for practical and theory, instruction, and demonstration. Develop and maintain a qualification checklist for all employees. Develop and maintain training/onboarding calendars and subjects involved.

+ Identifies key trainings in plant and conducts Train-the-Trainer classes as well as assist in the delivery of materials to the hourly and salaried workforce.

+ Develops and maintains online training calendar and library links to site plant training materials and procedures Maintain, develop, and coordinate Supervisory and Management Development Courses Works with Factory Manager and other department managers in planning training needs Manages and plans factory training budget


+ Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related discipline.

+ 5+ years’ training and learning experience in a manufacturing, industrial, operational, military or related environment.

+ Training certification preferred.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

Training Manager

Full time
Edmond, OK

Published on 08/09/2021

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