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Mgr Learning Programs & Strategy

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 Manager of Learning Programs & Strategy will lead a team of Learning Program Strategists and Learning Program Managers who are responsible for developing and executing learning roadmaps and programs for CDK customers and internal CDK audiences. CDK Learning & Performance is doing significant transformational work to evolve into a world-class training organization well-positioned to deliver on our mission "To be a best-in-class, customer-obsessed learning organization which provides results-driven, innovative learning experiences that lead to success for CDK and our customers." We are looking for an experienced and passionate Manager to help us reach that goal. This role reports to the Sr. Director, Learning & Performance.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of Program or Project Managers, providing them with direction, support, and career development.
  • Strong business acumen and experience designing learning programs for customers and internal audiences.
  • Proven track record of creating successful learning courses and programs for adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and change to improve efficiencies and the effectiveness of learning solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with senior leaders, business partners, stakeholders, internal customers, and colleagues to create learning solutions that drive business results.



  • Lead a team of Programs Managers focused on identifying and validating both strategic and tactical learning needs for assigned audiences.
  • Develop strategic plans and learning roadmaps to achieve knowledge or business goals.
  • Define success metrics, and provides reporting and analysis on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis regarding the performance of programs, content, and execution for the department initiatives and strategies.
  • Conduct regular Learning Roadmap reviews with key leaders and stakeholders.
  • Allocate resources to effectively and appropriately delegate program management initiatives, and provide tactical support to prioritization efforts when demand exceeds the available capacity to meet business objectives.
  • Determine the scope, requirements, and timeline for projects and programs.
  • Define and execute quality assurance processes to drive quality for content and programs.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize responsibilities, and identify process improvements.
  • Use data and analytics to understand learner behavior, ensure programs are effective, and drive continuous improvement in the learning solution. 


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 clearly and concisely, 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.




  • 8+ years of experience in learning leadership, learning consulting, and/or learning program management in a complex environment, preferably in a technology organization.
  • 3+ years leading teams of project and/or program managers.
  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Corporate Training, Human Resource Development, or other related field preferred.
  • Formal project management experience preferred.
  • 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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