Shire Manager Sales & Marketing Training in Berlin, Germany

We are looking for a Manager, Sales & Marketing Training to join our team in Berlin. This leader will be responsible for

  • Working with local stakeholders to develop and deliver annual training and development plans which support the 6 German Franchise heads and the General Manager in delivering their business plans.

  • Working closely with the HR business partner for Germany to deliver effective and exceptional onboarding experiences for all new starters across all functions and businesses in Germany

  • Delivering excellent business partnering to stakeholders and providing training solutions that make a demonstrable difference to the German business

  • Developing and maintaining an annual Sales & Marketing training plan to support the business in achieving its business priorities and continuing high YOY growth

  • Promoting a wider Learning culture across the Berlin site

  • Working closely with colleagues to ensure that any internationally driven initiatives are leveraged and incorporated into the training plan for Germany

  • Ensuring quality control of learning materials, so that learning solutions meet compliance requirements and internal quality standards

  • Ensuring that training delivery is of the highest standards; implement robust quality assurance and recording and reporting procedures

  • Working with and coordinating external suppliers to deliver Sales & Marketing training on time and within budget

  • Ensuring that all German Sales & Marketing employees have a personal development plan which drives both current performance and longer term develops talent within German Sales & Marketing

  • Providing input and supporting Sales & Marketing trainee program

  • Ensuring that all training records are accurate and up to date


  • Experience of leading teams and working within a matrix organisation

  • Experience of defining, designing, delivering & evaluating learning interventions

  • Experience in a previous Training and Development role in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry required

  • Strong selling skills and marketplace knowledge

  • Ability to operate at senior leadership levels

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Facilitation and coaching skills

  • Experience of on-boarding

  • Experience in project management and developing and delivering effective presentations

  • Key Account Management experience

  • Strong German and English communication skills (business fluency)

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential in this role. This individual will need to be able to effectively communicate with, and influence a wide range of stakeholders including; Cluster Leadership Team (CLT), business stakeholders and sales teams, and wider Berlin site colleagues. They will need to demonstrate a high degree of energy, passion, inspirational leadership, and strong focus on quality and results.

Knowledge of adult learning principles and the ability to design and deliver a wide range of training interventions across the company which make a difference to the business.

Ability to work in ambiguous or new situations by demonstrating a structured approach to diagnosing problems, analyzing alternatives, recommending and implementing best solutions.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.