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Senior Training Specialist

Job description

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been  recognized numerous times  for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce is disrupting the ecommerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast-growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce , named a  "Best Place to Work" in Austin, is looking for a Senior Training Specialist. Reporting to our Manager of Education Services, you are a key member of a team of trainers. As such, you are responsible for the delivery and maintenance of personalized training content for both internal and external users. This role consistently interacts with our merchants, agency partners, and BigCommerce employees. The ideal candidate is a talented educator and facilitator, a leader in both example and instruction, passionate about driving results and providing exceptional value to all stakeholders, and in person instruction for our merchants, partners, and BigCommerce employees.  By serving as an expert at explaining often complex, technical solutions in a way that connects with learners of all levels of experience, you will be instrumental to your customers’ success.

What You’ll Do

  • Use expert platform and third party application knowledge to customize and deliver virtual and in person global training on the behalf of BigCommerce for Professional Services & Agency partners 
  • Instruct our highest valued merchants on all aspects of the BigCommerce platform; including customized and third party solutions
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with all key stakeholders including account executives, solutions architects, account managers and implementation project managers to provide a seamless transition into pre-launch training sessions
  • Work with external stakeholders including client partners, project managers, developers, technical partners and executives in Enterprise organizations
  • Conduct detailed scoping calls with merchants to understand their business objectives and functional requirements in order to provide expert recommendations for their personalized training needs
  • Collaborate with external and internal stakeholders before, during and after learning sessions to ensure seamless communication, managing the scheduling and administration of the training
  • Managing training action plans with enterprise merchants, agency partners, Professional Services, and sales before, during, and after learning sessions
  • Act as a subject matter expert with external and internal training materials, staying updated on upcoming product changes and communicating necessary amendments and/or revisions, including scripting and storyboarding eLearning and video projects
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the BigCommerce platform features, third party ecosystem, as well as benefits and differentiators
  • Continuously discover and implement new learning techniques and industry best practices to maximize efficiency and drive learning through engaging, instructive, and professional training.
  • Handle other supervisory and reporting tasks as assigned

Who You Are

  • 5-7 years combined experience in SaaS platforms; ideally with a focus in one or more of the following areas: product training (strongly preferred), customer service, content creation, development, or instructional design
  • Firm understanding of the BigCommerce platform and the associated partners and players within the eCommerce ecosystem
  • Passion for creating and delivering training content that utilizes cutting-edge adult learning theory methodologies and best practices
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, particularly with regard to accuracy, timeliness, persuasiveness, collaboration across a global, matrixed organizations, and adapting and scaling training initiatives to large groups across multiple locations
  • Confidence and courage to work with all internal and external stakeholders; from C-Suite to individual contributor
  • Excellent organizational skills (i.e. particularly with regard to managing your projects and time independently in ambiguous and/or rapidly changing environments)
  • Ability to work independently and use critical-thinking skills to develop solutions and make sound decisions
  • Ability to work with and coordinate demands from multiple internal stakeholders in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and become a subject matter expert on concepts, technology, and learning techniques
  • Willingness to travel (50%) - Globally



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at .


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