• Learning & Development Manager

    Location UK-Edinburgh
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  • Overview

    At SolarWinds we are focused on democratizing technology by making powerful and affordable software for IT professionals. We are #1 in network management software. Our business model is fast-paced and user-centric, emphasising speed to value and just-in-time problem solving. The L&D program manager joins a global team of creative, business savvy professionals responsible for leadership development, sales enablement, performance management, engagement and employee communications. We bring out the best in our people and make the business more effective.


    This role is made for you if you:

    Excel at partnering with the business and meeting stakeholders where they are
    Are passionate about designing and delivering leadership development
    Can facilitate any workshop with any audience
    Are a top notch program manager who balances consistency with responsiveness
    Love working and collaborating globally
    Can iterate to achieve both quality and speed


    Effectively manage complex learning programs, delivery schedules and facilitator pools
    Manage and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with vendors, SMEs, peers and stakeholders
    Conduct learning and performance needs analyses
    Apply adult learning principles and instructional systems design to create blended learning solutions that minimize time away from customers and maximize performance improvement
    Design for and measure against required business outcomes; evaluate, track and report on impact of programs and initiatives
    Facilitate / co-facilitate learning programs and workshops; maintain high participant evaluation scores
    Proficiently use standard office tools and specialised L&D and HR tools for learning program administration and surveys (LMS, HRIS, MicroSoft Office, various Survey Tools)
    Business acumen: High intelligence & ability to quickly grasp complex business issues
    Critical thinking: Strong reasoning skills; able to structure thinking into logical flow and sequence that’s easy for others to understand; able to create and work with conceptual frameworks
    Instructional Design: Strong knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional design, leadership theories and practices, and multiple learning formats
    Project Management: Able to prioritise, scope, plan, budget and execute to independently move projects forward
    Stakeholder management: Able to establish positive relationships and align others around accomplishing goals
    Facilitation: Expert facilitation skills that drive high levels of participant engagement; executive presence to credibly and confidently work with groups of senior leaders in and out of the classroom
    Communication: Crisp, compelling and practical style of organising thoughts into writing and speech
    Integrated HR perspective: familiarity with related HR sub-functions and tools (succession management, performance management, organizational effectiveness, organizational design, performance consulting)


    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
    Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional/Learning design, human resource development, business or other relevant field preferred
    Proven experience in learning and development, HR or organisational development/effectiveness
    Proven success managing complex programs
    Proven experience designing and developing learning programs
    Experience with other HR functions a plus
    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative environment



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