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Senior Learning & Development Manager (Instructional Designer)

Are you an experienced instructional designer and facilitator? Krause Group is hiring a Senior Learning &
Development Manager to oversee all Kum & Go store leadership development training. In this role you
will conduct needs assessments, prepare instructional materials using instructional design best
practices, and deliver programs to meet the learning needs of the Field team. This exciting opportunity
will allow the Senior Learning & Development Manager to create new, engaging leadership training
programs for store leaders as well as refreshing those currently in place.

What you’ll do

  • Consult on, plan, design, and lead various leadership training programs for General Managers,
  • Assistant Manager, and Food Team Managers
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to determine content for the training programs
  • Design computer-based courses to enhance consistency and ease of leadership training
  • Create and provide reporting to assist Supervisors and other Operations Leaders with excellent
  • communication and follow-up on training initiatives
  • Coordinate Kum & Go branding of materials to ensure consistency in design and voice across all
  • Learning & Development programs to complement the company’s overarching brand strategy
  • Assist the Learning & Development team with additional projects and requests

What we’re looking for

  • Experience designing, executing, and facilitating leadership development programs
  • Strong consulting and project management skills
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training and instructional design, and measurement of training effectiveness
  • Ability to train others to deliver materials, monitor the results of those training, and provide feedback effectively
  • Able to explain complex technical concepts in simple, meaningful ways
  • Flexible and able to quickly adapt to and lead others through change
  • Supportive teammate who thrives working both independently as well as in collaboration with others
  • Timeline oriented and able to meet deadlines
  • Other key requirements
  • 4+ years of experience in instructional design required
  • 8+ years of training required
  • Experience working with e-learning development tools (Articulate, Adobe Suite, Animation Software, etc.)
  • Ability to travel as needed, up to 20%
  • Relocation to Des Moines, IA area required

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner
  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it

About Krause Group

Krause Group is an Iowa-based company housing a diverse set of businesses with over 5,000 associates
across the U.S. and Italy. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., Solar Transport, Krause+, Pro Iowa,
and the Des Moines Menace soccer team. Krause Group is also home to Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico
Serafino, the historic soccer club Parma Calcio 1913, and boutique luxury hotel Casa di Langa, located in
the Piedmont region of Italy.
Krause Group believes in People First. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer building a culture of
equity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Visit careers.kumandgo.com and search for Requisition ID R37224 (Senior Learning & Development
Manager (Senior Instructional Designer)) to apply!


Learning & Development Manager (Instructional Designer)

Krause Group is hiring a talented instructional designer to join the Learning & Development team as a Learning & Development Manager. This role will be responsible for designing training programs associated with Kum & Go store-level roles and programs. The Learning & Development Manager works closely with the Senior Learning & Development Program Manager to provide needs analysis, prepare instructional materials using best practices, and deliver programs to meet the learning needs of the
store team.

What you’ll do

  • Assess, design, implement, and evaluate instructional materials for all store-level roles
  • Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide consultation and determine needs for various training programs
  • Communicate program updates with all Supervisors and General Managers while gaining buy-in and ensuring they can use the materials
  • Provide L&D support to Centralized Training Stores (CTSs), the food program, and new markets
  • Participate and collaborate on project teams as assigned representing the L&D and Field perspective

What we’re looking for

  • Strong project management skills
  • Professional presentation and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training and instructional design, and measurement of training effectiveness
  • Ability to train others to deliver materials, monitor the results of those training, and provide feedback effectively
  • Flexible and able to quickly adapt to and lead others through change
  • Timeline oriented and able to meet deadlines

Other key requirements

  • 2-4 years of experience in instructional design required
  • Experience working with e-learning development tools (Articulate, Adobe Suite, Animation Software, etc.)
  • Ability to travel as needed, up to 20%
  • Relocation to Des Moines, IA area required

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner
  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it

About Krause Group

Krause Group is an Iowa-based company housing a diverse set of businesses with over 5,000 associates
across the U.S. and Italy. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., Solar Transport, Krause+, Pro Iowa,
and the Des Moines Menace soccer team. Krause Group is also home to Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico
Serafino, the historic soccer club Parma Calcio 1913, and boutique luxury hotel Casa di Langa, located in
the Piedmont region of Italy.

Krause Group believes in People First. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer building a culture of
equity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Visit careers.kumandgo.com and search for Requisition ID R37226 (Learning & Development Manager (Instructional Designer)) to apply!





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