Shire Associate Director, GMA Training (GMA TA Knowledge Lead) in Lexington, Massachusetts

 Collaborate with Global Medical Affairs teams to identify medical training and

professional development needs

 Collaborate with GMA teams to create and implement strategic and in-year tactical

 Global Medical Training curricula

 Create disease state and product trainings in conjunction with GMA teams

 Collaborate with GMA Systems 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

  • Collaborate with Global Medical Affairs teams to identify medical training and

professional development needs

  • Collaborate with GMA teams to create and implement strategic and in-year tactical

  • Global Medical Training curricula

  • Create disease state and product trainings in conjunction with GMA teams

  • Collaborate with GMA Systems 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 medical training and professional development needs and

develop and implement Global Medical Training curriculum

In collaboration with the Head of GMA 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 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

  • 8 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure is required

  • 4 years 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

  • Experience working 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

  • 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 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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

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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.