Supervisor - Talent Training

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Operations
Date Posted: 7/6/2021

Job Description

At Milwaukee Tool we firmly believe our People and our Culture are the secrets to our success. One of our most critical teams is the team at our Distribution Center. Every day, this team is on the front lines making sure our customers receive the right products at the right time. As part of this team, you'll help carry out the logistics of receiving, processing, storing, and shipping our products.

We are an inclusive workplace that encourages diversity of thought, experience, and background to solve complex problems as one team. Every employee is encouraged to continuously improve and grow, and it is a top priority for managers to develop their teams, making a wide range of internal development opportunities available to all employees.

We are One Team, overcoming obstacles together and celebrating together. Come be part of a winning team that feels like family.

To learn more about our story click HERE.

Team Member Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance along with a 401(K) program, a wellness program, fitness center, PTO, and much more
  • Access to a free on-site wellness clinic for all full-time employees and their dependents who are enrolled in our healthcare plan
  • Career advancement opportunities

You'll also be DISRUPTIVE through these duties and responsibilities:

Empowered Leader:

  • Leads a team to effectively and efficiently manage the day to day operations and activities of talent training programs
  • Solicits feedback from all relevant stakeholders related to performance and incorporates feedback into the talent training program accordingly
  • Leads in the orientation, onboarding, and continuous education efforts supported by the talent training team
  • Manage the trainer positions to deliver production enhancing programs for all distribution functions
  • Works with Talent Training Program Manager to ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Coach and develop trainers for future roles to create a pipeline of future leaders to replace promoted members of the team
  • Sets schedules according to workload
  • Serves as a back-up in the absence of the Talent Training Program Manager


  • Fosters a high degree of morale among direct reports, including providing feedback, coaching, recognition, and rewards
  • Conducts or delegates shift start-up meetings; communicates information related to culture, safety, training initiatives, and facility/HR updates to keep team members informed
  • Leads the performance review process and enters ratings in PEAK

Speed, Agility, Urgency:

  • Provides timely, ongoing communication ensuring the effective communication of information to trainers and Talent Training Program Manager
  • Responsible for creating overall shift schedules and serving as back up for the Talent Training Program Manager
  • Final payroll approver in Kronos

Never Settle, Always Improving:

  • Develops all trainers to become a valuable part of the team to ensure their skills meet the expectations of the organization
  • Leveraging internal and external resources to focus on continuous development as a leader in Talent Training
  • Maintain existing talent training programs to update consistently and manage business changes to ensure program relevance
  • Recommends employee corrective actions including recommendations for termination


  • Lead, develop, and facilitate a world class team of trainers
  • Identify and develop innovative ways of approaching problems, opportunities, tasks, and strategies that support the mission of Talent Training
  • Identify opportunities through learner feedback, team feedback, and operational performance metrics and propose potential solutions

What TOOLS you'll bring with you:

  • Unwavering focus on safety, training and development
  • Leadership experience and potential for future growth, ability to coach on performance issues and discipline as necessary
  • Results-focused, takes ownership of team success
  • Strategically minded, able to assess team's needs and delegate effectively to exceed objectives
  • Exceptional communication skills, candid, able to delegate and manage the team successfully around multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to problem-solve quickly and execute solutions effectively
  • Has a development mindset, develops team for growth and is coachable. Continues to focus on their growth in the role to improve their skills
  • Exemplifies Culture

Physical and Weightlifting Demands:

  • Frequent bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling of tools and boxes
  • Standing for long periods of time, as well as repetitive motion
  • Operate manual pallet jacks (Operation of other equipment is a plus!)
  • Able to work in various temperature conditions
  • Ability to lift and/or move objects up to 70lbs

The physical and weightlifting demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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