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Digital Learning Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

We have an opening for a Digital Learning Manager to join our growing Group Marketing function. Reporting into the Group Head of Communications, the successful candidate will work to own the development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of Digital Learning for Dechra (both internal and external) in order to support the corporate brand and ensure that the business develops and maintains its competitive advantage.

Role Responsibility

The Challenge

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Lead the Digital Learning team (2 FTE) to develop and enhance Digital Learning for the Dechra Group
  • Manage the Digital Learning team in the development of new digital assets including eLearning courses, videos and graphics
  • Working closely with the key stakeholders in both Commercial (The Academy), and Group HR (Delta), and contribute to the development of and own the delivery of Dechra’s Digital Learning strategy for the Group
  • Be a “Brand Champion” for Dechra
  • Identify and appoint suitable external Digital agencies and suppliers and act as the principle contact
  • Identify potential training opportunities across the business and provide suitable training solutions, including digital learning, third-party providers, coaching and face-to-face
  • Review requests for Digital Learning developments critically evaluating business cases and prioritising appropriately
  • Manage the Digital Learning budget
  • Support the Dechra business with ad hoc queries and provide guidance on potential solutions
  • Maintain awareness of advances and scope-out potential innovations and suggestions within the Learning and Development industry and implement suitable team and process improvements
  • Ensure that all digital asset developments follow the corporate branding guidelines and enhance the corporate brand
  • Promote, train and support the effective use of Digital Learning, data and insights within the business
  • Review feedback reports and identify remedial actions and implement solutions to ensure that learners and business needs and expectations are met
  • Participate as a member of the Group Marketing Leadership Team to develop and enhance digital marketing and communications capability across the business
  • Provide input for a monthly update report for Group Marketing with details on project progress and positive and negative performance versus KPIs
  • Manage and administer the Learning Management System (LMS), supporting all users across the Dechra Group and our external customers

The Ideal Candidate

About You

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:


  • Proficient knowledge of eLearning authoring tools including Articulate 360
  • Experience of using and administering LMS platforms such as Moodle, Totara or Docebo
  • Experienced with the Training Cycle and ADDIE models
  • Experienced at visual design including graphics, infographics, posters and image alteration/editing
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (inc. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)
  • Experience of managing a team of people is desirable
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and within a matrix organisation
  • Some experience of gamification of learning and the latest virtual learning practices
  • Background of audio/video editing software such as Camtasia and Adobe CC
  • L&D qualification including TAP or CIPD

About the Company

About Your Application

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at recruituk@dechra.com

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