Shire Sr. Training Consultant in Lexington, Massachusetts


70% Training strategy and implementation

20% Manage and maintain training effectiveness checks

10% Assist with regulatory inspections and internal audits as needed

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Required: BS or BA Degree

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in Education

  • Required: Minimum 6 years training experience and 4 years related pharmaceutical and or Biotech industry experience

  • Must have a minimum of 6 years’ experience in educational technologies, project planning and management, customer support and instructional design.

  • Knowledge and extensive experience in performing job task analysis, training gap analysis and creation of competency models.

  • Experience with quality system and regulatory compliance.

  • Knowledge and extensive experience in the development of e-learning, use of instructional design techniques and models and knowledge of learning management systems.

  • Extensive experience with multiple training delivery approaches.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • At a mastery level, understands and implements the ADDIE instructional design model, or equivalent, and adult learning principles.

  • Oversees creation and delivery of state-of-the-art course content and resources for business specific disciplines, including specific technology, compliance topics and qualification/certification programs and on the job training.

  • Facilitates the development of business specific, role-based curricula/competency model(s)

  • Performs job task and training gap analysis. Develops remediation plans as necessary.

  • Ensures compliance training programs, reinforce Shire’s corporate standards and business specific standards.

  • Understands and leverages the linkage between performance and training, contributing to sustained development of an effective MA BIO OPS workforce.

  • Stays current on innovative training approaches and training technology including adult learning research.

  • Provides subject matter expertise for business process, technology and systems.

  • Identifies, evaluates, recommends and implements new technology and approaches to support training needs.

  • Assesses program effectiveness, measures training outcomes, and refines training curriculum to support business needs.

  • Supports training/business internal/external audits.

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Leads internal project teams.

  • Mentor/coach instructional designers and trainers.

  • Written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interpret and clearly communicate theory, concepts and practices to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Skilled in meeting facilitation and effectiveness.

Complexity and Problem Solving

High degree of autonomy and self directed activities prioritized according to business need. Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills. Evaluate concerns with considering risk and escalate if necessary.

Internal and External Contacts

Internal: Shire Learning Community

Customer: MA BIO OPS

Other: Cross functional colleagues as required

Vendor: As necessary

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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.