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David Simons

Learning & Development Specialist
Phoenix,AZ

Summary

Energetic professional with 13 years of experience in providing quality solutions for employee relations, training and development, and compensation reward systems. Good at troubleshooting problems and building successful solutions. Excellent verbal and written communicator with strong background cultivating positive relationships and exceeding goals. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Overview

5
5
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Learning and Development Specialist

Kolme Group
2022.12 - Current
  • Monitored training costs and prepared budget reports to justify expenditures
  • Improved program designs based on requirements gathered from employees and managers
  • Optimized training strategies and controlled costs with help of focus groups and surveys
  • Identified issues and solutions to eliminate backlog and maximize workflows.
  • Created detailed reports outlining the impacts of learning initiatives on overall business performance showcasing tangible results from L&D efforts.
  • Spearheaded successful recruitment campaigns, attracting top-tier talent to fill key company positions.
  • Optimized payroll processing procedures for accuracy and timeliness using advanced software solutions.

Process Improvement Facilitator

United States Air Force
2021.04 - 2022.12
  • Led innovation efforts for 3D printing aircraft parts saving over $20,000 for 15 parts through coordinating policy changes with top level management
  • Served as facilitator for implementation of lean principles and tools for 1,800 personnel to increase efficiency efforts.

Cargo Load Planning Supervisor

United States Air Force
2021.01 - 2021.04
  • Coordinated loading of 800 tons of cargo and vehicles on 60 military and civilian aircraft for 100% safe and reliable operations
  • Acquisition coordinator of supplies serving 40+ personnel including distribution, storage, and disposal of hazardous material across 3 work centers.

Fleet Service Supervisor

United States Air Force
2019.06 - 2021.01
  • Instructed and mentored 47 personnel on duties involving the servicing of aircraft and improvement of quality of life for 200 aircraft service members
  • Collaborated with colleagues and co-workers to deliver quality customer experience
  • Delivered fast and friendly service to handle questions and service complaints.

Training Manager

United States Air Force
2019.02 - 2019.06
  • Mentored and advised 15 personnel on training and scheduling for completion of required knowledge
  • Maintained 100% upgrade training status for 15 members on 86 work tasks through monitoring and coordinating requirements
  • Managed resource account for work center to include vehicles and air drop equipment valued at over $1.2 million dollars with 100% accountability.

Education

Master's Degree - Management -

University of Maryland Global Campus

Bachelor's Degree - Human Resource Management - undefined

University of Maryland Global Campus

Associate Degree - Transportation - undefined

Community College of the Air Force

Skills

Employee surveying

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Certification

SAFe Scrum Master

Timeline

SAFe Scrum Master

2023-12

Learning and Development Specialist

Kolme Group
2022.12 - Current

Process Improvement Facilitator

United States Air Force
2021.04 - 2022.12

Cargo Load Planning Supervisor

United States Air Force
2021.01 - 2021.04

Fleet Service Supervisor

United States Air Force
2019.06 - 2021.01

Training Manager

United States Air Force
2019.02 - 2019.06

Master's Degree - Management -

University of Maryland Global Campus

Bachelor's Degree - Human Resource Management - undefined

University of Maryland Global Campus

Associate Degree - Transportation - undefined

Community College of the Air Force
David SimonsLearning & Development Specialist