CARA’s client seeks a Sr. Instructional Designer for a contract project to enhance their training process in several areas, specifically targeting speed to competency for new hires (entry-level and experienced), so they are up-and-running on the job as quickly as possible. Due to the remote nature of their employee base, there is a need to reduce the amount of in-person training conducted today by providing asynchronous learning. 

In this role, the Senior ID Consultant will be responsible for:

Phase One: (Assessments)

  • Review and Analyze Existing Programs & Materials – Gain access and review existing processes, SOPs, onboarding materials, current feedback and / or performance reviews to discern where new hires are challenged. Initial review of any preferred off-the-shelf training for viability.
  • Conduct Discovery, Define and Design Session – On-site session in Lisle with subject-matter-experts, employees, and their managers. Discuss processes, existing training and needs and focus groups with select new hires and managers. Create design frameworks for 101 Learning Path.
  • LMS Assessment & Recommendation – Determine needs and assessment criteria. Present assessment findings and recommendations.

Phase 2: (Design and Development)

This would include detailed design and development for (2) paths in parallel:

  • Build and Implement Standard SOP Repository
  • Design and Develop 101 Learning Path

This is estimated as a 4 month contract, remote with project with an occasional need to be onsite in Lisle. Previous experience working in supply chain/logistics or designing/developing training in this area a plus!

Qualification for candidates that meet the requirements below includes a recruiter interview technical interview (with review of work samples), reference, and background check.


  • Experience working in supply chain or logistics highly preferred
  • 10+ years' experience in Instructional Design with a deep understanding and experience in all phases of the ADDIE model
  • 5 years minimum external consulting experience
  • At least 4 projects working with Fortune 500 companies
  • Strong project management and team lead experience
  • Ability to work through all levels of the organization and collaborate with client and Solution integration teams.
  • Prior projects involving global initiatives.
  • Master’s Degree in ID or ID Certification is a plus!
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Project Duration/Location

4 months/occasional onsite needs in Lisle

Who is CARA?

The CARA Group, Inc. is a professional services consulting firm focused on learning, change management and communication solutions that enable the workforce of the future. Our unparalleled commitment to the success of our clients and consultants makes CARA solutions unique.

We partner with some of the world’s most recognizable brands enabling their efforts to launch new organizational strategy, introduce new processes, implement a digital transformation strategy, and upskill their workforce. We collaborate with our clients and determine an approach that best aligns with their unique needs.

To meet the strategic objectives and complex needs of our clients, we are committed to building a diverse community of exceptional talent from highly tenured strategists to specialists trained in cutting-edge technology, to assemble a team perfectly suited to client needs.

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Why Work With CARA?

As a CARA consultant, you will have an outstanding experience and join a highly committed and motivated team. You will:

  • Work on meaningful engagements with our Fortune 500 client base.
  • Gain access to professional development opportunities allowing you to stay ahead of the insights, trends, and technology required for the workforce of the future.
  • Work with Talent Managers dedicated to finding projects that align with your experience.

To learn more about the consulting skills necessary for the workforce of the future, read our blog on the topic: Consulting Skills for the workforce of the Future