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Learning & Development Specialist

Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. | Posted 5-04-2021

Rancho Cucamonga (Human Resources)

Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc. (SRNA), based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is a leader in Ultra High Performance, Falken Light Truck, Touring and All-Season tires developed and produced for a wide array of popular cars, trucks, off-road and crossover vehicles, as well as Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. The company markets its tires by utilizing multiple motorsports programs drifting, sportscar racing and off-roading as a technological platform to highlight strengths, capabilities and to improve its products. A subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, SRNA distributes its products through five strategically located centers across the United States in Southern California, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Tennesse, and Buffalo, New York. For more information, visit Falken Tire's website at

Position Summary:

The Learning & Development (L&D) Specialist designs L&D initiatives to help employees acquire the competencies necessary to add significant value to SRNA. This involves needs analysis, instructional design, learning delivery, evaluation, project management, and research. The L & D Specialist is responsible for the administrative tasks required for maintaining learning and development programs. This includes planning, coordinating, and directing learning and development programs. The L&D Specialist is also responsible for maintaining training records for all employees, and compiling reports and statistics for the Human Resources. Identify and arrange suitable training solutions for employees. Proactively seek ways to enhance existing training programs. Develop and deliver content that focuses on measurable results through changed behaviors and improved performance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Three (3) years of experience in L&D and/or instructional design. Experience working in an administrative capacity. Experience in maintaining budgets, finances and invoices. Knowledge of modern compensation and benefits practices acquired through at least two-three years of hands-on experience. Knowledge of related federal and state labor/employment and wage/salary laws. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources or related field preferred, or an equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development. A combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, such as PHR or SPHR certified. Training and development certification required. Additional completion of profession-specific training (workshops/seminars) with emphasis in employee relations, compensation theories and practices, or related HR fields. Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), as well as any HRIS system. Measurable analysis methodologies and modeling techniques. Effective interpersonal, organization, and presentation skills. Superior communication skills with the ability to deliver messages with respect, tact and diplomacy. Must be detailed oriented and self-motivated; have strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills with excellent knowledge of federal and state employment laws. Association with HR organizations such as SHRM or PHIRA preferred. Must be able to stand, sit, move, and use fingers for extended periods of time. May require walking primarily on a level surface, reaching above shoulder heights and below the waist, as well as lifting up to 25 pounds. The work environment is typical of an office environment where the air is controlled and kept at mild temperatures.