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Manager, Learning Technologies

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45212


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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

The Learning Technologies Manager will lead a team of technology professionals and will be responsible for driving the strategy and execution for the CDK learning technology ecosystem, which includes learning management systems, virtual classroom platform, learning content management system, learning lab environment and the integration of systems supporting the business environment. This role reports to the Sr. Director, Learning & Performance.



  • Sets strategic direction for CDK learning technologies, including the learning management system (LMS), learning content management system (LCMS), virtual classroom platform, hands-on labs infrastructure, and reports/analytics.
  • Internal expert on all aspects of Learning Technology and acts as the liaison to the Vendor Management and Information Technology teams.
  • Manages a team of learning and systems professionals who oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance of learning systems.
  • Collaborates with and advises on appropriate learning solutions that fit within the hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Builds detailed architecture diagrams, plans, and timelines in accordance with learning projects.
  • Proactively works with internal teams to create monthly, quarterly and annual plans for learning that support the business planning cycles.
  • Initiates and manages technology licenses and systems permission requests.
  • Provides coaching and direction to leaning technology staff and regularly evaluate performance against objectives.
  • Oversee the Learning & Development technology budget – including planning, forecasting, tracking, and invoice management.



Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates and champions CDK's Values:
    • Stay Curious - We improve through always learning
    • Own It - We see things through for our colleagues, customers, and company
    • Be Open - We're transparent with each other
    • Create Possibilities - We're excited by what we can achieve together
  • Leadership: Leaders hold themselves and others for delivering results. They effectively manage and coach people, maintain a positive attitude, and inspire greatness in others.
  • Communication: Communicate concisely and clearly, leveraging the appropriate channel to share written and verbal communication that is thoughtfully geared for the audience.
  • Problem Solving: Think outside of the box, especially when finding the best way to create great experiences for customers and find resolutions to issues. Look for the root cause of an issue and take action to identify a solution, even if it falls outside of your direct area of responsibility. 
  • Managing Ambiguity: Effectively and efficiently manage the team and business in the “gray. Decide and act without having the total picture, and lead and proactively role model through change.
  • Customer-Focused: Effectively meet and exceed expectations of customers, and demonstrate a commitment to address customer requests as quickly as possible, representing the best of CDK to ensure customers are satisfied and issues are resolved with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Results-Oriented: Possess a bias for action and make decisions, even when tough or unpopular, to move the business forward. Ability to move fast and keep up with the pace of our business and industry, prioritizing the most important work and understanding the importance of consistent processes to help drive efficiency with quality.




  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Technologies or similar IT, Business, or Technology programs.
  • 3+ years of experience in learning leadership and/or learning program management in a complex environment, preferably in a technology organization.
  • 5-7 years of experience with the technical aspects of the Learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, Virtual Classrooms); including design, configuration, and support.
  • Highly technology literate; quickly learns new applications and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams providing them with direction, support, and career development.
  • Advanced project management capabilities
  • Strong change management and communication skills




  • Experience with Workday Learning, Success Factors, Cornerstone, or other relevant LMS technologies.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience building and maintaining software hands-on labs environments.
  • Preferred proficiency with Jira Project Management software.


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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