GMA Scientific Training Lead

Shire plc   •  

Cambridge, MA

8 - 10 years

Posted 273 days ago

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Lead scientific training for Global Medical Affairs (GMA) for one or more of Shire’s therapeutic areas

Collaborate with GMA teams to create and implement strategic training plans and in-year tactical Global Medical Training curricula

Oversee creation of disease state and product related training in conjunction with GMA teams

Provide leadership to establish Global Scientific Training as a Center of Excellence (COE) within GMA

Develop and employ innovative ways to enhance training effectiveness across global organizations

Oversee associated GMA professional development programs

Collaborate with GMA Business Solutions and Analytics to manage medical training platforms (e.g. distance learning platform, learning management system, live training approaches)

Assist in monitoring Global Medical Training performance and implement initiatives to drive organizational excellence

Primary Duties

  • Lead scientific training for Global Medical Affairs(GMA) for one or more of Shire’s therapeutic areas
    • Collaborate with GMA teams to create and implement strategic training plans and in-year tactical Global Medical Training curricula
       
    • Oversee creation of disease state and product related training in conjunction with GMA teams
  • Provide leadership to establish Global Scientific Training as a Center of Excellence (COE) within GMA
  • Develop and employ innovative ways to enhance training effectiveness across global organizations
  • Oversee associated GMA professional development programs
  • Collaborate with GMA Business Solutions and Analytics to manage medical training platforms (e.g. distance learning platform, learning management system, live training approaches)
     
  • Assist in monitoring Global Medical Training performance and implement initiatives

to drive organizational excellence

Responsibilities

% of Time

Job Function and Description

60

Identify scientific training and professional development needs and

develop and implement Global Medical Training curriculum
 

In collaboration with the Head of GMA Scientific Training, work with individual GMA teams and Compliance business partners to identify the medical and professional development needs of field and non-field based medical personnel
 

Create and deploy role-based training curriculums

Create and implement training programs (both distance- and live trainings) leveraging common and custom platforms as required
 

Collaborate with GMA teams to generate training content

Lead and manage training events
 

Monitor and ensure completion of training at predefined levels according to job function with highly coordinated communication with line managers

40

Collaborate with R&D  IT and GMA Business Solutions & Analytics  to manage medical training platforms
 

Develop and maintain expertise within Global Medical Training on key platforms
 

Engage with vendors to guide the compliant delivery of vendor services
 

Manage curriculum and training deployment through Learning management platforms

Collaborate with Global Commercial Operations to share best practices appropriately
 

Assist in monitoring for appropriate utilization of platforms and implement initiatives to improve quality and efficiency

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required
  • A higher level degree (e.g. MD, MSc, PhD or PharmD) and a specialization or concentration in learning or education is preferred
  • >8years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure is required
  • >4years of experience within medical or biopharmaceutical training (industry or vendor) is preferred
  • Experience with learning management systems and distance learning platforms is required
  • Experience in customer-facing roles (e.g. Medical Science Liaison, Product Specialist) is preferred
  • Experienceworking with vendors and complex projects is required
  • Knowledge of curriculum design, competency-based training and adult learning best practices, legal and regulatory requirements, Codes of Practice, Standard Operating Practices and guidelines

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Focus on accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself and ones team to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to needed to manage and lead cross-functional teams
  • Capable of managing  diverse training needs from a group of geographically dispersed staff and vendor partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Strong technology skills
  • Strong business acumen including budget and resource planning as well as management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to influence and manage without authority
  • Unquestionable ethics

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Ability to create and provide innovative training solutions across the GMA group
  • Ability to ensure uptake and usage of solutions provided
  • Ability to identify issues and course correct in a timely manner

Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to Head of GMA Scientific Training, Shared Medical Excellence Services
  • Internal:  Member GMA Training Council(s)
  • External: Strategic vendor partners

Other Job Requirements

  • Availability to travel approximately 10% of time
  • Availability to participate in early or late meetings/teleconferences

Req ID: R0019760