GP Strategies Corporation Automotive In-Dealership Product Trainer in Houston, Texas

Automotive In-Dealership Product Trainer

Location: _US - TX - Houston

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Relocation Available: No

Job Code ID: 11734


GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.

GP Sandy, a division of GP Strategies engages a wide variety of professionals to design and develop performance improvement/marketing programs for the Automotive OEMs.

Automotive In-Dealership Product Trainer

GP Sandy has a need for an Automotive Product Trainer in the Houston, Texas area to lead the delivery of training, including sales, product knowledge and vehicle launch training. Training will be delivered throughout a semi regional territory of GM dealerships.


Under the direction (remotely) of a Performance Coach and with support of the Senior Performance Coach and operations, this position contacts a territory of GM dealerships to facilitate training and improve sales consultant performance and application of product information. The trainer works with a comprehensive knowledge of the assigned brand, including products, vision and training priorities to conduct in-dealership training and coaching.


  • 3-5 Retail Automotive/ Retail Sales experience

  • Understanding of automotive retail environment and ability to learn assigned product line and market strategy

  • Posses a knowledge of basic truck fundamentals and trailering

  • Understanding of performance vehicles, electric vehicle technology & customer needs

  • Ability to learn the brand’s history and future vision along with representing brand positively & in accordance with image

  • Ability to facilitate interactive training sessions in accordance with program's performance standards

  • Ability to provide coaching to sales consultants to manage & overcome objections

  • Ability to deliver extended learning with pre- & post- engagement activities & email communications

  • Ability to engage and interact with the Sales Managers with training debrief and promotion of new hire support

  • Ability to develop & manage schedule to support dealer needs while working with regional personnel on direction and priorities

  • Able to conduct special training assignments & facilitate large group meetings as required

  • Conduct launch training events as required

  • Completes on-going brand study & competitive reviews

  • Submit schedules, rosters, activity reports & complete other administrative duties according to performance standards

  • Demonstrates an understanding of new technology and has the ability to adapt to a changing environment.

  • Ability to learn foundational Instructional Design principals.

  • High School diploma required; degree preferred

  • Must be able to satisfy requirements for pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.

Must currently reside or be willing to relocate to the Harrisburg, PA metro area. No relocation is offered with this position.

This is a full time position with benefits.

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.