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Cedar Fair Manager of Training and Development in Sandusky, Ohio

Cedar Point Amusement Park, based in Sandusky, OH, has an opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and positive Training Professional who is ready to build a culture of learning and development.

Your goal will be at the heart of 6000+ Associates who are here to MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY!

Create, Modernize, Reformulate and Implement the training methodology and programs utilized across the entire park at all levels of the organization.

The Training Manager will lead the strategy and implementation of Leadership training and development for all employees across all Cedar Point properties and Divisions. This position is a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team and reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources.

Working with us is an opportunity that can pay off for years to come – with skills, knowledge, experiences and friends that can last a lifetime!

Apply now and BE the Training Manager to take Cedar Point to the next level!

  • Creates content and strategy that supports the development of employees at all levels of their career.

  • Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for formal and informal training of employees.

  • Manage training for leadership, peers and committees across company at all levels.

  • Analyzes training needs ongoing to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.

  • Evaluates instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.

  • Plans, develops, and provides training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

  • Creates and tracks training metrics for both technical and Leadership training in compliance with state and federal law, as well as Cedar Fair policy and procedures,

  • Prepares annual training budget for organization.

  • Partner with divisional leadership and conducts surveys to identify training needs based on feedback from various sources, changes to processes, and other factors including guest service goals.

  • Develops and organizes training manuals, materials, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.

  • Oversees orientation sessions and ensures on-the-job training is taking place for all new hires.

  • Partners and supports Divisions with ongoing department specific training across the park.

  • This position actively participates with peers in developing training strategy for all Cedar Fair parks.

  • Supervisory responsibility for seasonal training Team.

  • Requires 6 to 8 years of current and progressively responsible experience, preferably in a training and organizational development or human resources, preferably in a service and multi-unit industry.

  • Requires 6 to 8 years of communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Communication, Education or related field.

  • Related training certifications, active professional memberships, and in-depth experience with the design and delivery of learning programs for technical and soft skills is required.

  • Organizational development expertise, well rounded knowledge of learning applications and authoring training tools.

  • Proven ability to build strong business partnerships and consultative abilities.

  • Ability to succeed as a member of a cohesive, synergistic Human Resources Team

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Effective project management and privatization skills with ability to meet deadlines, while working in a fast-paced culture.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, LMS and HRIS systems.

Street: One Cedar Point Drive