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Training Specialist

We're creating our own future. So are you.

At Volvo Cars, we have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer experience, and we’re developing new technologies to lead in safety, autonomous driving and electrification. If you want to grow together with talented people who are creating a new automotive future, we have a job for you.


Training Specialist

  • The Training Specialist is responsible for delivering HR training to all levels of Volvo employees; maintaining records of all training, designing and developing training materials and courses to address business needs, and utilizing multiple forms of training media.


Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, develop, and deliver soft skill, onboarding, and some technical training
  • Establish cadence of delivery of training content to ensure the ability of employees to develop competencies
  • Develop training materials for new soft skill courses and provide guidance across the organization
  • Document training events including course enrollments and completion
  • Compile and publish training metrics using a learning management system
  • Develop and review training plans and curricula
  • Provide HR training coordination and support
  • Partner with the business to identify competency gaps, and identify where training can be a solution
  • Create and run team development workshops catered to individual team needs, assessments results, and development centers
  • Run DiSC workshops with teams on request to improve team interactions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



  • Four year degree in Education, Training, HR or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience training in a manufacturing environment
  • Intermediate / advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience directing structured learning experiences
  • Experience developing training materials, including presentations
  • Experience conducting training needs analyses
  • Experience compiling and publishing training metrics
  • Experience with LMS administration
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication / presentation skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability in instructional design and adult learning theory
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated training & facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Team player with excellent project management skills and the ability to follow through to completion
  • Able to manage multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced environment


Competence Requirements 

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships/works collaboratively w/others to meet shared objectives. 
  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.  
  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow & be challenged using both formal & informal development channels.  
  • Builds trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.  
  • Manages complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, & sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.  
  • Optimizes work processes: Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. 
  • Communicates effectively: Develops /delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of unique needs of different audiences. 
  • Courage: Steps up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said. 
  • Ensures ownership: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. 
  • Action oriented: Takes on new opportunities & tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, & enthusiasm 


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  56939

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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