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Instructional Designer at Valassis Sales & Marketing Inc.

Posted in Design 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Livonia, Michigan

Job Description:

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 15,000 advertisers proven and innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients’ most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale. We continue to harness the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit on which this $2.3 billion company was built in 1970.

Job Title:          Instructional Designer

Position Summary: As part of the Sales Enablement Team, the Instructional Designer will be responsible for strategizing and creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances the knowledge of the sales organization to increase job performance and retention.

Key Responsibilities:

Design, develop and implement quality training solutions that support the business objectives and associate development

Conduct sales training needs assessments and integrate training and activities to address gaps

Be proactive in solutions

Create eLearning storyboards and live training materials (workshops, workbooks, facilitator and learner guides) using solid instructional design methodology and adult learning theory

Drive and assess content presentation and design approaches based on project requirements and technical specifications.  Provide suggestions and alternative solutions to drive best possible product.

Collaborate to provide solutions with subject matter experts and development leads to ensure that program content, learning objectives and delivery modes meet the sales organizations needs

Continually evaluate course content for relevance and effectiveness

Work with the training team on feedback from participants and post-training performance results

Maintain and grow knowledge of the training industry, including new methodologies for learner behavior change including blended approaches of eLearning, Instructor Led and Virtual Training

Maintain and grow knowledge of the Company and our marketplace to better support the business

Education & Knowledge:

Bachelor’s degree preferably in the fields of Instructional Design or related fields (Technical Writing, Educational Psychology, etc) or equivalent practical experience

Experience / Skills  and Competencies:

3+ years experience designing, developing and testing e-learning content

2+ years experience writing and designing sales training materials, either product or soft skills; preferably for a B2B sales organization

Working knowledge of web development tools, authoring tools, e-learning technologies/platforms and publishing tools

Experience with e-learning frameworks such as Adaptive Learning, ADDIE, CCAF or other learning development approaches 

Experience in writing scripts/interview guides for video, editing video and creative design

Ability to apply instructional design protocols and adult learning principles in the design and development of blended learning approaches and solutions.

Meet tight time constraints and deadlines

Determine strategies to achieve goals

Interact professionally with various levels of associates, across business units and outside representatives

Active listening – ability to actively attend to, convey and understand comments and questions

Creative – ability to produce new ideas and concepts; take complex material and break it down for learning

Interpersonal – ability to collaborate effectively

Demonstrated analytical skills and comfort with data, metrics and statistical methods

Ability to meet continuously changing priorities and challenges

Multitask, meet deadlines and stay calm under pressure

Displays Emotional (EQ) and Cognitive (IQ) Intelligence; the ability to read those around you and appropriately respond intellectually and emotionally

Ability to easily adapt to change; including the market, products and internal initiatives

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.  Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization and outside

Organized, detail-oriented and thorough approach to all responsibilities

Decision Making Scope:

Ability to make recommendations and bring out-of-box recommendations and solutions

Requires broad conceptual judgment and ability to deal with complex factors

Harland Clarke Holdings, to include its affiliated and subsidiary companies (Harland Clarke, Valassis, Scantron, NCP Solutions, NCH Marketing Services, Clipper Magazine), is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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