Shire Learning Business Partner Lead (Associate Director Level) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role

Reporting to the Head of Learning, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining strong Learning Business Partner relationships to facilitate the assessment, guidance & support for the Learning Organization elements to build and enhance performance and capability across Tech Ops.

The Learning Business Partner Lead works with their assigned OpU or Centre Leadership team, to develop learning strategies that assure appropriate capability exists to meet our Supply Value proposition. Additionally they will also work directly with the site Training Leads, Business Excellence Leads for the OpU or center role to ensure robust Learning system elements are in place and appropriate technical learning solutions are provided for site and OpU use. The Lead will provide guidance, support, and coaching for site Training Leads to assure that there are appropriate capabilities in place to support efficient and effective learning systems and processes for Tech Ops.


25%: Partners with Operating Unit LTs to identify appropriate learning strategies and focus areas, enabling learning system compliance and effectiveness across Tech Ops. Key responsibilities include technical learning needs analysis, performance consulting, and partnering with site Training Leads to prioritize key learning interventions in support of customer requirements and evolving Regulatory requirements

20%: Provide guidance and support to site leadership teams, and site or center Training Leads to implement learning and human performance model strategies and compliance, driving performance and continuous improvement and coaching in the implementation of the Tech Ops Learning Organization strategy

15%: Works with the Head of Learning to implement and drive Tech Ops Learning Organization strategy, as Learning Business Partner in the assigned area.

15%: Promotes the standardization of technical learning core programs, competency based training interventions, and learning system processes

10%: Partner with OpU sites and center functions in deploying the maturity assessment tools. Work with Learning Program Office Lead on analytics and reports for OpU LT and thereafter ensure identified improvements are incorporated into Tech Ops learning strategy or site specific actions

10%: Support the Learning Community of Practice, best practice replication, LMS utilization, consistency of learning standards, coaching & development of site training leads across Tech Ops

5%: Trends operating unit learning system results and shares with leadership to ensure ongoing support for learning and improvements needed

Educati on & Experience Requirements

  • BS in Science, Life-science or Engineering discipline required, with 5 -10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical environment. Training qualification (Certificate or Diploma level preferred), with experience in managing a training function.

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in training and development and instructional design. Robust knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory compliance needed. Experience in global biotech / pharmaceutical manufacturing is preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Travel (domestic and international) required – 30-40%

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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.