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Thorne Research Inc.

Thorne Research Inc.

Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY: The Learning and Development Trainer is responsible for designing, delivering, and evaluating training programs for both corporate and manufacturing employees. This role involves collaborating with department leaders and instructional designers to create engaging and effective training materials. The trainer will conduct training sessions for new hires and existing employees, helping all personnel, from production operators to leadership, acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their roles efficiently. Additionally, the trainer will assess the success of training initiatives by evaluating learning outcomes and knowledge transfer, continuously improving training solutions to meet evolving organizational needs.

FLSA STATUS: The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to classify their employees as being either exempt or non-exempt for the purpose of being paid overtime wages. The essential duties of this job are such that the employee is classified according to the FLSA as an EXEMPT employee.


RESPONSIBILITIES – Satisfactorily performing and/or achieving the following Responsibilities are essential duties of the job.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in adult learning and instructional design.
  • Train and collaborate with department trainers at all levels and within all functions to ensure training continuity for new and tenured employees.
  • Partner with management to analyze, identify and execute training needs and objectives in support of organizational goals and group and/or individual training needs.
  • Partner with department leaders to personally deliver or support the department manager’s delivery of training to new and existing production operators in all aspects of manufacturing, non-production personnel, and leadership.
  • In conjunction with managers and instructional designers, facilitate the creation of new, and as required, revised training materials, providing suggestions to increase training effectiveness via materials, delivery models, training of trainers, and timely distribution of training materials such as outlines, training manuals, multimedia visual aids, text, and handouts.
  • Evaluate training success by assessing learning objectives and knowledge transfer to continuously improve and identify future needs.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills to build strong relationships across departments and positions. Handle stress well and foster a positive, productive atmosphere.
  • Coordinate schedules and facilities set-up for training presentations and classes, including equipment.
  • Support LMS management.
  • Flexibility with scheduling; will include evenings and some weekends.
  • Actively participate in all required training and development programs and electives as may suit one’s needs, and support colleagues, trainers, and management as appropriate with these efforts.
  • Promote the Company’s Mission and Values, including an accountable, innovative, and results-oriented culture that promotes customer service, openness, teamwork, mutual trust, and respect in a socially and environmentally respectful work environment.

What You Need:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in BSc/BA in Business, Psychology, or Education. Four (4) years of corporate training experience required, two (2) of which have been in a manufacturing environment and two (2) years of LMS management experience required. Professional certification (e.g., Certified Professional Learning and Performance, Certified professional in Talent Development) highly desirable.

  • What We Offer:

    At Thorne, we offer employees the chance to work with great people on exciting projects, with opportunity for growth. We also provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members, such as:

    • Competitive compensation
    • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
    • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
    • Company- paid life insurance
    • 401k plan with employer matching contributions up to 4%
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Monthly allowance of Thorne supplements
    • Paid time off, volunteer time off and holiday leave
    • Training, professional development, and career growth opportunities
    • A safe and clean work environment

    A little bit more about us:

    We are committed to providing personalized health solutions, cutting-edge home health test technology, and superior supplements. To do that, Thorne owns every step of its business, from R&D to product delivery and customer service. Currently, we are:

    • The only company with exclusive partnerships with the Mayo Clinic and U.S. Olympic teams.
    • The #1 prescribed practitioner brand to 30 to 40-year-olds.
    • The #2 most dispensed supplement brand.
    • The fastest growing supplement company with sales on Amazon; the #1 practitioner brand; with an average ranking of 4.42 of 5 stars.

    If you want to make a difference in the lives of others consider becoming part of the Thorne team.


    Thorne values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.