Learning and Development Supervisor

Job Title: Learning and Development Supervisor

Ruiz Foods has been family owned since 1964, is one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the country and is the proud maker of two #1 brands: El Monterey frozen Mexican food and Tornados roller grill taquitos in grocery stores and convenience stores across the US and Canada.

Are you looking for career development opportunities in an exciting company that cares about its team members and consumers alike? Come join our team and help us continue our industry-leading track record of growth, quality, and delicious food!

COMPENSATION: $70k – 90k/year (DOE)


  • Leads and strategically advises plant leadership on effectiveness of plant training programs and future training needs, by monitoring and measuring KPI’s as determined through collaboration with operational leadership and in keeping with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Manages the organization and staffing of new employee operational training based on current production needs, training changes in the production process and training designed to supplement individual shortcomings of knowledge and skills of employees.
  • Supports the successful deployment and execution of the LMS system included administration duties as defined by the program.
  • Oversees training-related employee onboarding activities, such as orientation.
  • Drives an effective training program that enables teams to perform consistent, high-quality, role-based work consistently safely and effectively to maximize operational performance.
  • Evaluates the outcomes of training sessions and overall effectiveness, success, and ROI/ROE periodically and report on them.
  • Drives effective use of the training assets in the plant including the training room, aids, materials, and related technology.
  • Drives consistent training delivery by supporting the development of plant training resources with approved methods, skills, and techniques.
  • Creates and maintains training materials and job aids for applicable technological and mechanical applications.
  • Drives employee adherence to the defined training program by monitoring and reporting status of training completion against defined targets of timing and performance.
  • Champions use and functionality of training program and ensures accuracy/effectiveness through a validation strategy that includes visual observation along with both formal and informal feedback.
  • Conducts training, when appropriate, on general concepts and topics as defined by the standardized training program.
  • Supports and follows critical control processes such as change control systems, document control systems and SOP/SWS systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • APTD or CPTD certification or willingness to obtain certification within the first 6 months.
  • Spanish-language proficiency highly preferred
  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience; adult education, instructional/curriculum design.
  • Job related experience for 3-year(s) minimum in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, perform complex tasks, organize, and follow through consistently and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrable skill in team building, leading, teaching, coaching, and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across and down with skill, and without formal authority.
  • Change leadership experience: willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances.
  • Application experience and skill using Microsoft Office and other content development tools.
  • Experience using and supporting learning management (LMS) and content management systems.
  • Ability to identify, organize and administer local training grant opportunities.
  • Ability to communicate with associates at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication, facilitation, and presentation skills (communicate at all levels of the organization)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Technical-writing Acumen
  • Experience using and writing standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions.
  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); or scheduled 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday.  Working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

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Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

El Monterey®, Tornados®, and Ruiz 4 Kids® are trademarks owned by Ruiz Food Products, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Artisan Bistro®, Three Bold Brothers™, and Not Your Nonna's™ are trademarks owned by Ruiz Brands LLC, registered in the United States and other countries, and licensed for use by Ruiz Food Products, Inc.