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Senior Instructional Designer, Learning & Development

Job Number:  61723
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna International Corporate Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9

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Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary


The Senior Instructional Designer, Learning and Development will be primarily accountable for the design of program content within the leadership development framework and its programs, a critical component in executing the long-term learning strategy. This role will work across Divisions and Groups to design new leadership programs, and review and enhance existing programs for all levels of leadership, including executive level, contributing directly to Magna’s business and strategic priorities.

Key Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with SMEs and L&D team to develop practical and engaging learning content, with a focus on designing a new leadership development program and reviewing and enhancing existing programs (for all levels of leadership) to align with Magna’s core leadership development framework.
  • Conduct needs analysis, recommend learning strategies, and create materials for new and existing courses.
  • Identify and design evaluation strategies and enhance programs based on results.
  • Utilize blended learning approaches and multimedia tools to create content.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers and L&D Specialists for analysis, regional support, and knowledge sharing.
  • Manage external partnerships (vendors, consultants, universities / colleges) and curate eLearning content to align with objectives.

Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years' instructional design experience with a focus on leadership and business topics.
  • Preferably experienced in complex, decentralized or matrix multinational organizations.
  • Experience in the automotive or manufacturing sector is a plus.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, with the ability to simplify complex concepts for different audiences.
  • Efficient project management and organizational skills, handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to creating high-quality, engaging learning experiences in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Articulate 360, learning management systems (ex. Workday Learning), and video creation tools (ex. Biteable) an asset.

Additional Information


  • Accommodations for disabilities in relations to the job selection process are available upon request.
  • Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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