Training and Development Specialist

Darling International Canada Inc.

Darling International Canada Inc., is Canada’s largest provider of animal by-product processing and recycling services to the food industry, operating six processing facilities across Canada. Darling Canada provides essential services for the efficient and environmentally responsible management of collecting, processing and recycling edible and inedible animal by-products. Darling is committed to environmental sustainability, superior quality and excellent customer service.


The Training and Development Specialist is responsible for assessing the Company-wide developmental needs to drive training initiatives and identifies and arranges suitable training solutions for employees. The Training and Development Specialist will work closely with various stakeholders to assess, develop, and arrange suitable training solutions to effectively educate, enhance performance and recognize performance for employees and leadership.


  • Competitive Salary Plus Bonus
  • You’ll receive a benefit package on your first day of work-Life Insurance, Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Health and Dental Benefit Plan, Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Participation in Annual Incentive Plan
  • Educational Assistance Programs and, Scholarship Programs


  • Conduct training needs analysis to identify knowledge and skill gaps. Design solutions to identified gaps that consider objectives, business constraints, available resources and learning styles, experiences, and skills.
  • Implement standard work practices by collaborating with plant, fleet and functional leaders to develop operational training and assessment processes.
  • Lead the creation of standard work instructions and job qualifications as well as the approval process flow.
  • Partner with functional leaders and subject-matter experts to ensure the training plans and content reflects business strategic requirements and focus to address priority skill gaps.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of training content and materials, such as manuals, presentations, training plans, timelines, work instructions, etc.
  • Track and audit the training performed, successes and opportunities for improvements of each team member trained as well as overall success of the training sessions.
  • Evaluate the delivery and effectiveness of training initiatives and programs, measuring the impact of training on performance improvement. Amend program content or delivery based on feedback obtained.
  • Set leadership and development strategies, establish and coordinate resources and schedules (both internal and external) and manage training budgets.
  • Obtains and /or develops effective training materials utilizing a variety of media.
  • Trains and coaches managers, functional leaders, supervisors, and operational staff, and others involved in employee development efforts.
  • Plans, organizes, facilitates and orders supplies for employee development and training events.
  • Develops and maintains organizational communications such as intranet bulletin boards and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and superior organizational skills.
  • Developed risk management and financial cost/benefit acumen.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Excellent relationship builder. Able to collaborate effectively with SMEs, leaders, and employees at all levels.
  • Self-driven with a strong sense of urgency, resourcefulness, and ability to work independently and collectively to positively influence across the organization.
  • Demonstrated change management leadership and practical experience.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Adult Education or in a related field.
  • Certificate in Adult Education preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience designing, implementing and leading employee training and development and knowledge transfer programs.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential preferred; or experience in training which supports obtaining within one year of hire.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles and of a wide range of training methods, techniques and formats.
  • Microsoft office expertise in Power Point, Word and Excel.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel locally within Ontario and across Canada as required.
  • Travel approximately 30% of time.

Darling International Canada Inc. is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities where our facilities are located. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a manufacturing environment. Darling is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with provincial accessibility legislation. The Human Resources Department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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