Head of Global Learning in Boston, MA

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Not Specified years

Posted 7 weeks ago


This position will drive value across all functions and geographies by building and implementing world class learning programs to enable workforce growth and development focusing on individual contributors through mid-level management. We are seeking an individual who has developed and executed a successful global learning & development strategy that directly supports and is aligned with the business strategy; leveraging the latest technologies and learning best practices. Alexion is a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This role requires an agile learning expert who can both craft a learning strategy and agenda while also being able to develop and execute the programs partnering with internal resources and external vendors and solutions. This role requires a pragmatic individual who can deliver solutions that meet immediate business needs yet also plan for programs that align with the future vision for the company.

This individual will build and implement world class, differentiating global learning programs and processes that build Alexion capabilities based on customer-centricity, innovation, value creation, changing lives, and to create the most rewarding company to work for.

This individual will partner heavily with the Head of Leadership Strategy and Design to design programs that have an end-to-end view of development from the individual contributor through to executive leadership. This role will also partner with the Head of Talent Strategy and Design, HR Executive Partners, Employee Experience Leader, People and Culture Partners, business leaders, and external vendors to strategize, build out and implement global learning programs.

The position reports directly to the VP, Global Talent Management. The location for this role is negotiable, although there is a strong desire to have the role based in Boston, MA. Global travel of ~ 30% will be required as we seek to develop and implement new learning solutions across our global locations representing over 50 countries.


  • Accountable for the global learning vision, mission, strategy, business plan, goals and resulting execution to implement dynamic learning systems to build organizational capabilities
  • Align learning priorities and investments to enable achievement of the Alexion business strategy
  • Lead and align internal and external resources to deliver on the learning strategy (subject matter experts, vendors, budgets, technologies, etc.)
  • Lead an enterprise learning council comprised of content owners across all functions (e.g., Quality, Legal, Sales) to optimize a seamless learning experience for employees
  • Accountable for the internal Learning Management System and strategy; make sure that the content is appropriate for each audience, readily accessible, and of high quality.
  • Collaborate with Alexion managers, executives, functional learning leads, and HR team leaders globally to achieve desired business results and to implement program improvements
  • Develop the infrastructure for all learning and development programs by establishing standardized methods and procedures for delivery, evaluation, measurement and reporting
  • Design and implement learning and development programs, consistent with best practices, innovative approaches, and evolving technologies to address new hire on-boarding, role transitions and core skill building
  • Understand latest learning tools and technologies, and build the right learning roadmap for Alexion's digital learners
  • Develop blended and scalable training solutions, evaluating both face-to-face, virtual, and digital solutions, for delivery to a large audience throughout the globe, making learning a desirable and rewarding experience
  • Develop assessments that measure learner outcomes and implement continuous improvements to enable a high level of competency development
  • Collect and analyze data to continuously improve and expand programming across the function.