Shire Asc. Director GMA Training (GMA TA Training Lead) in Zug, Switzerland

Primary Duties

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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.