Mars UK • Chicago, Illinois, United States

Learning Instructional Designer

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a talented Learning Instructional Designer to create modern and impactful learning solutions in our extensive learning portfolio. This role will contribute to the design and development of learning experiences, create learning solutions’ assets, and curate content to enhance the overall learning journey for Mars associates.

  • Instructional Design: Solid understanding of foundational instructional design concepts and adult learning principles to create effective and engaging learning experiences.

  • Experienced User of Learning Design Technology: Proficiency in using learning design tools such as Articulate 360, Captivate, SharePoint authoring tools, and multimedia editing software (e.g., video editors like Motion, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro) to develop interactive learning content.

  • LMS and LXP Setup: Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and experience in setting up learning programs and managing learning content. Ideally, familiarity with platforms like Workday.

  • Visual Design and Graphic Communications: Ability to apply visual design principles to create visually appealing and engaging learning assets that captivate learners' attention.

  • Community Management (preferred): Basic understanding of community management concepts to foster engagement and facilitate discussions within online learning communities.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Work in tandem with the other experts in the Learning team to ideate, plan, and execute Learning Experience (LX) solutions for projects and CI initiatives.

  • Ensure alignment with learning objectives and collaborate effectively during the ideation and planning phases.

  • Utilize strong instructional design principles to design and develop learning assets for learning experiences, content curation projects, and CI initiatives.

  • Craft engaging and effective learning assets that cater to diverse learning styles and preferences.

  • Leverage various learning design technology tools to create interactive, visually appealing, and highly effective learning content.

  • Work across teams in learning organization to final assets design is comparable with existing learning technology, ensuring seamless delivery of learning content and accurate tracking of learner progress.

  • Apply visual design principles to enhance the aesthetic appeal and user experience of learning assets.

  • Utilize graphic communication skills to convey complex information in a visually engaging manner.

  • Possess basic community management skills to foster learner engagement, facilitate discussions, and cultivate a collaborative learning environment (optional)

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022