Technical Training Partner
Our industry is massively changing, we have ‘new’ competitors, products and challenges to our business all the time so what is our point of difference for our people (the most important aspect of our entire business). We don’t sell a product so we rely heavily on our employee’s to improve and constantly deliver for our clients. This is where you come in as we’re looking for a technical training specialist to join us on a fixed term contract (6 months initially) and seeing as you’re reading this I’ll assume you’re at least open to looking for a new challenge and we’ve definitely got an interesting one for you to think about so read on.
As with all digital media agencies our world constantly evolves and we need someone in our Development & Mobilisation team to help our learning agenda enable our employee’s to evolve with it. In an ever increasing digital world we’re looking to ensure our technical training offering is robust and fit and fit for purpose. We need someone to go into our brands and flesh out the technical training needs required before working with the wider HR team to create something (whether it be an internal or external offering).
We have a bit of a blank canvas for someone with the energy, passion and interest in making things happen, landing new initiatives and iterating them over time to ensure they’re always fit for purpose. This is a really important role for us and you’ll be one of our go to people in all things technical learning based. I won’t pretend this won’t be a tough role, we have lots of brands, and they won’t all agree on the best way forward and sometimes the brief will change from one meeting to the next. You’ll have to be resilient and keep the business objectives front of mind to help negotiate these obstacles but for the right person, this is a massively exciting opportunity to help shape the rest of your career.
- We can’t stress just how important building credible stakeholder relationships will be for this role, while you won’t be responsible for the delivery, you will be expected to get under the skin of the brands you support and be insightful and innovative in your strategy.
- We have technical skills across paid search, PPC, SEO & programmatic buying and our business is becoming more and more dependent on these skills so if you know about those area’s you’ll be at a distinct advantage.
- You’re stakeholders will be your HR colleagues just as much as the brand leads so it’s really important to us that you understand the whole employee lifecycle and can pull on the expertise in the wider teams to maximise the programme potential.
- You’ll have run regular training needs analysis’ previously and understand the best way to go about this and balance out the learning speak with making sure the business fully understands and buys into your solutions – they need to be easy to plug in and switch on so our people aren’t switched off.
We can be slightly chaotic at times so it’s important for someone to come in and create their own ways of working and be able to cope with the change that will inevitably come in this industry.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll be liaising with senior stakeholders so your experience will come in really useful when explaining and influencing the business to agree a consistent learning agenda. You’ll have to be commercially aware and understand the concerns of the business. A key element to this is not trying to over complicate and engineer complex solutions. Talk in the language of the business, not HR to gain credibility for yourself and your team.
As briefly mentioned earlier, we’ll need you to work with the wider HR teams such as the BP’s to understand their brands and the individual challenges they may face and they will need to help you land new initiatives. Recruitment will need to be updated with the offerings to be able to sell to potential candidates too.
You won’t need to know everything about what we do, we’ll teach you that along the way but you’ll be a proven L&D professional with a clear view on what ‘good’ looks like.
We can’t emphasise enough it’s as much about attitude as ability, be brave, be curious and don’t be afraid to fail (as long as you learn from it) and you’ll be a success in the role. We want someone who wants to naturally grow their influence and reputation and get pulled into plenty more things across the network rather than wait to be told what to do and in return we can offer you an excellent platform to deliver those things you’ve always got excited by but never quite been able to land or work on.
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