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Ford Motor Company Launch Planning Specialist in Topeka, Kansas

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. What will you make today?

If good is just never good enough for you, Ford Quality shares your passion for striving for perfection. We’re responsible for driving the continuous improvement efforts that enable Ford to deliver the highest quality products and services. Help us drive operational excellence through such innovative, proprietary initiatives as our Global Product Development System, Quality Operating System and New Model Launch. Work cross-functionally and closely with integrated teams in Manufacturing, Product Development, Purchasing, Marketing, Sales and Service.

In this position....

  • Able to improve organization to make Learning and Development stronger

  • Being able to help with change and success

  • Future launch of EV Dynamic team

What you'll do:

  • Develop a comprehensive training strategy including budgets, staffing plans, timing, etc. to ensure the workforce is prepared for new product launches, technology adoption or process changes as appropriate.

  • Utilize project management skills to manage multi-million-dollar training budgets, standards, timing, and resources.

  • Ensure Product Specialist Group and Tooling & Equipment Group programs are in place and prepared to support launches as required.

  • Implement, assess, and report all launch training following VO & PTO related launch tasks and deliverables (Safety, LQOS, Plan for Every Person, FPS, GPDS, etc.)

  • Ensure training specifications are utilized by suppliers / OEMs, other providers, and internal customers to ensure effective implementation and evaluation of training.

  • Provide learning and development process leadership using established training standards, process, and tools to:

  • Facilitate plant learning & development related committees.

  • Annually review, identify, and document compliance training needs at the individual, department, and plant level.

  • Review and get approval for annual learning & development plan with Plant Safety, Environmental, HR Manager and plant Controller’s office.

  • Forecast, execute and report status of annual Learning & development plans to HR Manager, OCM and Manufacturing L & D.

  • Maintain and report completion of training records in accordance with all internal / external regulations and laws, to support the overall structured manufacturing training program while ensuring the latest revisions of training materials are being delivered.

  • Evaluate impact / effectiveness of L & D activities (Data collection, analysis, & reporting)

  • Ensure the plant has the required facilities and equipment to satisfy L&D program needs.

  • Monitor effectiveness / certification (if required) of internal and external learning & development facilitators.

  • Perform training audits to ensure training requirements are being followed.

​​​​​​​You'll have:

  • Production, engineering and / or maintenance experience in a heavy manufacturing environment with preferred launch experience

  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate development of comprehensive training plans for manufacturing facilities.

  • Experience leading, directing, and coaching manufacturing and maintenance training specialist

  • Strong organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, facilitation and influencing skills required.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships in a matrix organization taking direction and support from multiple levels of leadership.

  • Comfortable interfacing with company and union leadership, hourly workforce, internal and external customers, and teams outside of your reporting structure

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and complete expected work while thriving in a fast-paced high pressure and dynamic environment.

  • Continuous Improvement Mindset

  • Proficient in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Learning Management System (LMS) and ability to learn how to create coordinate, schedule, and track training processes.

Even better, you may have...

  • Technical or Manufacturing degree preferred.

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

• Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

• Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more

• Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

• Tuition assistance

• Established and active employee resource groups

• Paid time off for individual and team community service

• A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

• Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

2023 Ford New Hire Benefits Summary (https://clicktime.symantec.com/15tpDKHrSBWVYjXpUSzPr?h=t7s7nq6nQv7NGm5nibhIfMHcIXRmYpvqJoF48N2-wVU=&u=https://fordcareers.co/LL6NonHTHD)

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.,

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

Requisition ID : 9211