Training Program Specialist

Full time @Christensen Farms in Admin Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 37699
  • Experience 3 years

Job Description

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities
This position is responsible for determining project dependencies, sequencing project work, identifying and securing required resources, communicating with stakeholders & learners, evaluating Training and Development (T&D) content, interpreting T&D related data, establishing T&D asset lifecycle management, and curating T&D content.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Create and maintain courses and resources in CF’s Learning Management System.
  • Work with content owners, schedule recurring programs.
  • Ensure all solution communications are initiated and timely.
  • Resolve user issues with CF Academy, coordinate with technical experts as needed.
  • Ensure availability of materials required for solution execution.
  • Ensure training solution execution with food orders, room reservations and sets, printing, etc.
  • Evaluate training, development, and performance support, ensuring outcome achievement.
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain reporting on major initiatives and recurring programs.
  • Manage training, development, and performance support content lifecycles.
  • Maintain a systematic content curation process.
  • Support solution development as requested. g. meeting coordination, data collection, etc.
  • Administer and as needed, lead resolution of issues with the LMS.
  • Administer and maintain certification programs.

Education, Training, Skill, Experience and Aptitude Requirements:

  • 4 Year degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Education, or similar or equivalent experience
  • 3 Years related experience preferred
  • Project leadership
  • LMS administration experience preferred
  • LMS and Power BI Reporting
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Expert MS Office software skills
  • Analytical & systemic thinking
  • HR systems
  • Organization
  • Multiple priority management

Reports to:

  • Training and Development Manager

Supervision of Others:

  • Direct: None
  • Indirect: None

Travel Requirements:

Position requires occasional overnight travel to accomplish. Estimated overnight travel four nights per year.

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