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Supply Chain Training & Development Manager

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Lawrence, KS, US, 66044

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 27429 

Our purpose, at Hallmark, is to inspire meaningful connections, which enhance relationships and enrich lives.  At the Lawrence Production Center, we do that each and every day through making cards!  At our core, we are creating products that help people capture emotions and share them with one another.  After a century, this is what we do best.  Throughout the company, we aim to be good community partners, believe embracing diversity and inclusion is the best way to understand and serve our employees and consumers, and strive to be environmentally responsible.  Our team in Lawrence, Kansas is energetic, experienced, enthusiastic and fun!  Hallmarkers are problem solvers with a strong desire to produce high-quality products each and every day.    


The Supply Chain Training & Development Manager will analyze and assess business & technical  process training needs within the Kansas Manufacturing Plants, translating those needs into actionable training initiatives.  This position will report directly to the Plant Manager and is responsible for the development, coordination, delivery, tracking and reporting of employee training programs in the business. 


This key role manages the strategy, execution, and delivery of training programs across the business for the Kansas Manufacturing Plants in Lawrence and Leavenworth.  The selected incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of plant-wide initiatives that drive the business’s growth strategies.  The incumbent must have a love of efficiency and a willingness to champion organizational change. 

  1. Collaborate with plant staff and management to develop, implement and sustain a standardized training program for the Kansas Manufacturing plants.  Implement and sustain subsequent learning strategies and objectives, ensuring that the plant, and business at large, is constantly updated with industry trends and best practices.
  2. Develop and evaluate training methods and initiatives and measuring their effectiveness, bringing forth strategic recommendations for training and staffing approaches where necessary. 
  3. Provide logistical support, course development, delivery, evaluation, process measurements, and cost management.
  4. Respond to training requests from Lean Manager, Production Manager and HR Manager to which training is delivered on time and within the requested budget.  Build solid cross-functional relationships.
  5. Develop program for trainers.  This ensures assessment and proficiency as a trainer before moved into that role.  Manage performance of trainers to ensure quality instruction is provided to employees at all levels.
  6. Link with HR/Talent Development on corporate strategies for training at all levels to ensure the business goals and objectives align and are met. 


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in training and facilitation, with excellent demonstrated expertise at engaging adult learners across all levels
  • Five (5) or more  years of Leadership experience
  • Two (2)  or more years of experience proactively working both independently and collaboratively working with large and small group settings  to drive capability growth and accountable for organization-wide development results. 



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Training and Development, or other related field
  • Five (5) or more years of experience  developing or leading an overall training strategy in a manufacturing environment or complex business setting.
  • Experience in organization development
  • Leadership experience in manufacturing, distribution or other supply chain environment
  • Excellent analytical ability with strong proficiency in MS office suite - including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • CPTM certification
  • Prior instructional design and curriculum development experience
  • Strong collaboration.influence, coaching and change management skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.






At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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