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Andrew King
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Seasoned and results oriented Training Specialist with over 6 years experience in instructional design. Dedicated to facilitating career development by maximizing potential in businesses and their employees. Employs exceptional skills in: organizing, training, managing, and designing.

  • Staff training, coaching, team building, and development
  • Goal-oriented & self-motivated
  • Phenomenal organizing & prioritizing
  • Project management & development
  • New product introductions & adoption
  • Complex problem solving
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Exceptional time management
  • Talented at multitasking
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible thinker
  • Strong public speaker
  • Excellent customer service
  • Microsoft Proficiency: Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Training Specialist 03/2006 to 12/2012
Premera Blue Cross Spokane, WA
  • Monitor, evaluate, audit, and record training activities for program effectiveness, quality control, and gap analysis.
  • Analyzed and improved training, procedures, and curriculum to reduce lecture time by 60% and increase learner participation and practice by 65% resulting in a reduction in new hire cost by: increasing new hire accuracy by 25% (from 70%-95%), faster new hire ramp-up from 6 months to 2.5 months, and shorten training classes by two weeks. 
  • Offer specific training programs or develop alternative training methods to help employees maintain, improve job skills, performance, and or production needs.
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation and collaboration with managers, instructors, and customer representatives.
  • Organize and develop: training, procedures, manuals, curriculum guides, and course materials such as handouts and visual aids.
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats such as: role-playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, eLearning, videos, and lectures.
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, subject matter experts, and developers such as outlines, text, and handouts.
  • Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees to align with business needs. 
  • Schedule classes through evaluation based on availability of classrooms, equipment, and instructors.
  • Supervise instructors, evaluate performance, and refer classes for skill development.
  • Attend meetings and seminars to continue education for use in training programs and to inform management of training program status.
  • Interviewed possible candidates for Learning & Development.
  • Incorporated Six Sigma (process quality focus) and L.E.A.N. (emphasis on speed and eliminating waste) principles for process improvements. 
Contractor - Enrollment Analyst for Premera Blue Cross 11/2005 to 03/2006
Spherion Spokane, WA
  • Analyzed and improved procedures resulting in faster and more accurate enrollment.
  • Conducted frequent quality checks on recently updated information to ensure the paper-based records and computerized database files were 100% consistent.
  • Reviewed and entered client information into the company's database.
  • Entered client account information including sensitive data with accuracy and speed. 
  • Updated monthly reports and carefully documented processes and data. 
  • Scanned paper files into the system database to allow staff virtual access.
  • Tracked daily correspondence in the company database.
  • Isolated pertinent data using advanced Excel reporting functions.
  • Worked with underwriting, delinquent, and canceled groups for renewals and member exception requests. 
  • Updated member information by adding, changing, deleting, or terminating policies to avoid billing errors. 
  • Answered phones, faxed, tracked, filed, logged, and copied. 
  • Followed departmental, state, and federal policies and procedures.
  • Reconciled monthly large and small group bills. 
Appointment Setter 10/1999 to 09/2000
Appleway Automotive Group Spokane Valley, WA
  • Developed detailed roster of clients and potential leads.
  • Reviewed sales data from direct reports to determined accurate sales commissions.
  • Answered customer inquiries by phone and email, explaining hours, available inventory, and current promotions.
  • Execute daily cold and warm calls according to lead sheet and independently generated prospects to set appointments and conduct product research. 
  • Maintained positive relationships with clients and local businesses to encourage future sales.
  • Greeted customers promptly as they arrived and informed them of any current promotions.
  • Engaged clients with consultative and persuasive selling techniques, determining product needs and suggesting associated merchandise.
  • Researched inventory and products.
  • Performed clerical duties: answered phones, filed, faxed, copied, sorted, and entered data into various systems. 
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies Jun 2005 Eastern Washington University - Cheney, WA
Associate of Arts: Humanities Jun 1998 Big Bend Community College - Moses Lake, WA
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Previous Companies:

  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Spherion
  • Appleway Automotive Group

Previous Job Positions:

  • Training Specialist
  • Contractor Enrollment Analyst for Premera Blue Cross
  • Appointment Setter


  • Eastern Washington University
  • Big Bend Community College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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