GNC Instructional Designer/Training Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Training Specialist is responsible for writing, proofing and producing training materials specific to GNC,

including our products, selling, customer service, nutrition, operations, company policies and procedures and merchandising, in accordance with adult learning and instructional design principles.

The Training Specialist will produce materials for delivery through print, classroom/workshop, and/or multimedia formats, as specified through needs requirements.

He/she is responsible for assisting with maintaining the Learning Management System (LMS) and all training materials and provides reporting of training activities and program usage. The Training Specialist will also coordinate with internal stake holders and vendors on the development of training materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and write materials to educate, train and inform GNC associates of all levels in areas such as product knowledge, customer service and selling, nutrition and other training, as assigned

  • Create eLearning, training documents and job aids; publish through our LMS and develop content through new technologies as they become available

  • Must have the ability to demonstrate or learn the following software programs and skill sets for creating training programs: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, Illustrator, Articulate, Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, and other web-based platforms

  • Assist with registrations and investigate and solve issues in the LMS

  • Assist with various educational communications related to product knowledge and skill development

  • Effectively collaborate with the training team and other departments to gather training content

  • Assist with administrative tasks as related to the training team as assigned

Job Specifications

  • Training content design and development required (i.e. eLearning, Documents, Job Aids)

  • Previous LMS experience required

  • Knowledge of basic nutrition preferred

  • Previous Retail experience preferred

  • Handling multiple projects at once required

Bachelor's Degree in related field, or 2-4 years equivalent experience in related fields. Related fields include Instructional Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia developmental design and production

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for all audiences

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time

  • In-depth knowledge of adult learning principals

  • Understanding of Instructional Design

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • The ability to build and maintain effective working relationships

  • Experience or training in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint software programs

  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Articulate, Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop

  • Experience designing web pages, using HTML or interface software preferred.

  • Multi-media experience

GNC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Protected Veterans/Disabled Individuals Employer.