Leadership Training Specialist

Date: Feb 15, 2024

Location: St Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

MWC is a state of the art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. Glanbia Nutritionals is a science-led, innovative producer of dairy and non-dairy solutions, including cheese, nutritional and functional nutrition solutions and flavor solutions.


We are hiring a Leadership Training Specialist who will assist in developing, delivering, and implementing the MWC training and learning curriculum for MWC team members in an organized and strategic approach. This Leadership Training Specialist is located onsite at our state-of-the-art plant!


Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in interviews for MWC candidates.
  • Review existing training practices and materials to determine effectiveness or change for improved results.
  • Train new and recently promoted leaders, per leader program, to prepare them for effective and impactful leadership.
  • Work with the MWC team and COEs to design and implement a strategic training plan for Vacation Reliefs,  Assistant Team Leaders, Team Leaders, and other team members as assigned.
  • Collaborate with the COE team to deliver and coordinate corporate training initiatives and projects.
  • Collaborate, create, deliver, and facilitate monthly training programs to improve leadership, development, coaching, legal knowledge, and skills to improve employee retention, site engagement, and team culture.
  • Conduct audits to ensure supervisors are performing tasks according to standards operating procedures (SOP) and trained leadership tools.
  • Collaborate with Site Leadership to build and proactively manage high-potential talent.
  • Analyze needs and develop individual development plans for underperforming team members.
  • Participate in continual professional improvement, including but not limited to staying up to date on the latest training technology and approaches to ensure the quality of training delivered to the team.
  • Develop and maintain status reports and presentations of the leadership development participation and success. 
  • Provide support for performance improvement activities.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and maintain records for New Employee Orientation, Next In Line Leadership Training, and New Leader Bootcamp.
  • Maintain documentation of employee certifications and all information necessary for training documentation.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses, and upholds the culture of Southwest Cheese non-negotiables.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)



Skills and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-5 years of experience within training
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including e-mail, recording keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. 




With a decades-long history of nutritional product leadership, we solve for better performance – nutritional, functional and operational. Our US cheese business is the #1 provider of American-style cheddar cheese. We are the ingredient partner of choice to global customers in the food, beverage and nutrition industry. 


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance NutritionGlanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  



At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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