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Instructional Designer

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A

Company: Grainger Businesses

Instructional Designer



About Grainger:

Grainger is a broad line distributor with operations in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Field Training Team provides role-specific learning for over 4,500 North American Sales and KeepStock team members and leaders that builds capabilities to achieve profitable growth. The Instructional Designer is part of the Design and Development Center of Excellence. This role is experienced at developing creative, modern, and effective training solutions that build capabilities geared toward Sales and Services. We ask that you understand adult learning theory and training development methods. You will have partnership with Design Leads to build high-quality training solutions that contribute to successful outcomes. You will report to Ashley Vaughn, Mgr., Design & Development COE.


You Will:

  • Develop training for 4,000+ Sales & Services team members and leaders that inspires knowledge transfer, engagement, and retention
  • Use ADDIE instructional design methodology (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate)
  • Collaborate with Design Leads, subject matter experts (SMEs) and internal partners to understand training need and builds learning that meets learning goals
  • Develop across a full range of modalities including ILT, WBT, micro, and blended learning solutions.
  • Build storyboards and scripts and convert them into animated, interactive eLearning modules in different authoring tools including Storyline, Rise, Camtasia, or other virtual immersive simulation technology
  • Create learning that incorporates multiple learning styles
  • Manage on time completion of multiple deliverables to support project plan
  • Maintain internal processes and templates to minimize future content development time
  • Manage content source files in shared libraries
  • Maintain all course content and assessments
  • Manage version updates of training solutions in partnership with Program Owner
  • Support process improvement to enable scalable programs and solutions
  • Participate in communities of learning professionals to share best practices and identify latest learning trends
  • Troubleshoot and repair functionality of courses


You Have:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in related field.
  • Experience developing across a range of learning modalities including Storyline, Rise, and Camtasia. Familiar with virtual immersive simulation technologies. Demonstrated capability to quickly learn new authoring technology.
  • Experience working autonomously and effectively in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to work within and handle multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience working with sales and service functions.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, Communication, or another related field. Continuing Education learning certificates desirable.


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


Travel Requirements:

Must be able to travel within U.S.; up to 25%


Remote Friendly




Pay Grade Minimum $61,200.00
Pay Grade Maximum $94,350.00