Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Training Manager
Title:Training Manager
Job Grade:E05
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Training Manager

Position Summary: As our facility transitions and expands into new product lines, the Training Manager will be responsible for the creation, oversight and delivery of comprehensive training programs for all types of positions at SRUSA.

Reports to: Talent Manager

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Develop, implement and conduct training programs designed to support the organizations overall strategy and business objectives.

  • Evaluate vendors, consultants or service providers to best fill training needs through outside resources.

  • Partner with functional leaders to assess learning needs and establish effective training programs for their departments.

  • Create, implement and administer online learning modules, live web-based training sessions, instructor led training courses, on the job training and all supporting materials such as handbooks, manuals, tutorials, visual aids, etc.

  • Evaluate training programs to determine customer satisfaction and effectiveness. Make adjustments as needed.

  • Research and remain current on developments in the training and learning industry including equipment, training aides, presentation techniques and equipment, adult learning methodology and other related topics.

  • Establish and adhere to the budget for the training department, evaluate the department’s effectiveness and efficiency and strive for continuous improvement.

  • Manage hourly Training Coordinators, Labor Trainers and the hourly training process.

  • Assist in new hire orientation, onboarding, training and facilitate new hire testing.

  • Assist in the selection, development and use of assessment tools or tests.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS or higher in Instructional Design, Human Resources, Organizational Design, Industrial Psychology, Education, or similar field.

  • 5+ years of experience developing and implementing training programs and curriculum.

  • Must possess excellent knowledge of learning theories, instructional design models and adult education.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of course development software and proficient administration of Learning Management Systems.

  • Must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong technical aptitude and the ability to translate and teach complex technical processes, specialized topics and information.

  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities.

  • Experience in a manufacturing and union environment is highly preferred.

  • Flexibility in schedule availability is required to support continuous operations, including nights and weekends.

Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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