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Learning & Development Manager

MiQ / Sydney / People & Places
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Job Overview

We’re MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. We connect data from multiple sources to do interesting, exciting, business-problem-solving things for our clients. We’re experts in data science, analytics and programmatic trading, and we’re always ready to react and solve challenges quickly, to make sure our clients are always spending their media investments on the right things in the right places.

Our people are our biggest asset, and this is an opportunity to be a part of the team that sets those people up for success. As the Learning & Development Manager, you will drive the design, development, and implementation of innovative, creative, high-impact learning strategies to drive outstanding business performance for the APAC region. This is a new role for the Australian market and there is scope to really make this role your own.



  • Conducting ongoing needs analysis and data reviews to ensure talent development initiatives are value-add
  • Re-imagine the APAC Onboarding process to create a seamless, energising experience for all new joiners and setting them up for success in the business
  • Rapidly proto-type and create new programs, initiatives and materials to be rolled out across APAC
  • Independently facilitating programs in both the virtual and in-person spaces; confidently speaking in front of crowds of all seniority and size
  • Gathering and evaluating outcome data to analyse program/content performance and effectiveness and adjusting as necessary

Project Management

  • Scoping and planning projects based on needs analysis and internal data (i.e., engagement survey results, performance metrics, etc.)
  • Managing vendor relationships, including conducting initial research and scoping for outside trainers and coaches
  • Coordinating resources/support to ensure on-time delivery of content/programs
  • Monitoring talent development costs, aligning with approved budgets


  • Actively proposing ideas to regional and global talent leadership for the formulation of long-term training and talent initiatives
  • Partnering with marketing and internal communications teams to ensure clear messaging and program rollouts
  • Proactively sharing updates and information with team mates and stakeholders
  • Working with internal stakeholders, building relationships and working across differences to find solutions


  • Conducting rapid audience analysis (“reads the room”) and adjusts style in real-time to have the most impact
  • When presenting, integrating stories to personalise content for the audience, driving deeper learning
  • Using data to support suggestions, "make the case for change," and provide meaningful context to decision-makers
  • Crisp and clear communication to external partners/clients or internal stakeholders


  • Actively contributing suggestions for new and/or bold methods to solve challenges and address needs
  • Researching and learning about cutting-edge or previously-untested approaches for talent development
  • Keeping informed on learning & talent management best practices


  • Minimum 4 years of experience with a focus on Learning & Development
  • Experience working in Programmatic and/or the Digital advertising industry highly beneficial
  • Effective understanding and articulation of complex ideas and transferring knowledge to internal or external stakeholders
  • Experience building content for virtual and online environments
  • Experience with high-potential development programs and methods for identifying key talent
  • Willingness and ability to conduct administrative detail work (i.e., data entry & analysis) with high accuracy
  • Proven critical-thinking and analysis skills and the ability to use data to develop insights and strategies
  • Track record of designing, developing, and implementing talent management initiatives on an organisation-wide level


  • Ability to coach and guide new and junior managers/leaders
  • Able to flex mid-stream as needed to meet shifting business needs and approaches
  • Demonstrates cultural humility when working with multiple stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and countries
  • Views success through the lens of business goals; aligns initiatives to drive competitive advantage and long-term growth
  • Alignment with MiQ's core values
  • A can-do attitude to provide energy, drive, and enthusiasm
  • A dream to grow your career as the company scales

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We’re MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. Our better connected approach to programmatic advertising means we can connect data, discover insights and activate them in high-performance campaigns to deliver real business outcomes for our clients in an increasingly divided world. Making the most of your data is complex. You need to connect all your first party data, enhance it with the right second and third party data, analyse it with data science technology and resources, then use the insights you gather to build creatives with the right messages and target them to the right audiences with expert programmatic trading. We connect the right people, industry partnerships, and technology in a complete programmatic stack so we can solve your precise business challenges by maximising the value of your data.

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