• Training Development Specialist

    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Limerick Ireland
    Cook Ireland
    Position Type
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Work with the Senior Training Officer to ensure a strong and effective training process in order to meet all of Cook Medical’s Quality and business needs. Ensure present and future employee skill sets match industry best practises.


    Reporting to: Senior Training Officer




    • Lobby the importance of continued improvement of the training process and systems throughout the organisation.
    • Work closely with all functions and Divisions to ensure adherence to Quality regulations. Maintain focus on training compliance for all employees.
    • Assist in the preparation of the Training function for Regulatory and Corporate Audits.
    • Participate in internal and external QMS audits.

    • Provide technical and functional support to the day-to-day and ongoing operation, analysis and administration of the LMS for EMEA.
    • Maintain the functionality of the LMS and ensure the accuracy of training records in adherence with GDP, ISO13485 and FDA requirements.
    • Input training records in the LMS ensuring highest precision of data input.
    • Support the continuous improvement of the LMS to meet the changing needs of the business.
    • Create, run and disseminate training reports as required.


    Training Compliance
    • Regular reporting of site Training Compliance figure for KPI and audit purposes.
    • Monitor and support Functions in meeting site training goals and provide regular updates to Directors and Managers on team performance.
    • Coordination of TNA across the site and delivery of training interventions to address any identified gaps.
    • Monitor and seek to improve systems to evaluate the effectiveness of training to ensure that Cook Medical is in line with industry best practice.
    • Ensure that all training is carried out in accordance with ISO13485 and FDA requirements.
    • Apply project management principles, processes and tools to ensure on time delivery of training projects and clear communication with all stakeholders involved.

    Internal Training
    • Coordination of Company induction programme for all new employees on site.
    • Coordination of Employee Development Programs for all relevant employees.
    • Developing HR training and development strategies with Supervisors, Managers and Directors by considering immediate and long-term employee requirements.
    • Planning, directing and delivering training and development programmes including employee inductions, to accomplish the organisation’s goals.
    • Consider the costs of planned programmes, keeping within budgets.
    • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees and trainers.
    • Amending and revising programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment.
    • Assist managers to solve specific training issues, either on a one-to-one or group basis.

    External Training
    • Liaise with internal and external vendors to coordinate content and delivery.
    • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the effectiveness of training and to benchmark Cook Medical against industry best practice.
    • Manage the External Training process for Cook Medical.
    • Develop competency based training in conjunction with vendors.
    • Develop links with external partners and training networks to ensure best practice.

    • Have an understanding of e-learning techniques and implementing e-learning strategies.
    • Serve as support for EMEA users on E-Learning system.
    • Promote an open knowledge-sharing environment that builds knowledge, skills and service for the benefit of the organisation as a whole.
    • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.



    • Relevant qualification in Training and Development or other related discipline and/or minimum of three years’ experience as a Training Specialist in a full time training role which includes experience of       training coordination and delivery desirable.
    • Strong understanding of quality regulations (ISO13485 and QSR) for the Medical Devices sector
    • Availability and willingness to travel on Company business.
    • Ability to communicate effectively on an individual and group basis. This is a hands-on role and the Training & Development Specialist will be expected to deliver training material to new and existing employees.
    • Excellent knowledge of computer software packages.
    • Fluency in a relevant second European language apart from English is an advantage.


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