Associate Director, Training Development & DeliveryRemote
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Level: Senior
- Travel: Minimal
At Takeda, we exist to create better health for people and a brighter future for the world. While we continually evolve science and technology, our ambition remains steadfast — we move science forward so we can transform more lives. The Global Development Office (GDO) maintains a laser focus on Study Management and Site Engagement, Clinical Trial Innovation, Clinical Supply Chain and Patient Safety to ensure absolute quality and enable the predictable delivery of our innovative pipeline.
Through its collaborative process, the GDO team leverages data, digital and analytics to improve speed, quality, performance and predictability within every area of clinical development. We’re building a platform to visualize operational data and enable predictive analytics, while leveraging digital technologies to support clinical supply chain and patient safety. GDO also partners with external organizations and leading academic institutions, such as MIT, to spark innovation in AI and Machine Learning focused on better patient outcomes.
At the heart of GDO are our people: we are committed to building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture not only within our own walls and our communities, but also across our clinical trials. It is our passion for people that transforms our work into meaningful action. Come join a team that has earned trust for more than two centuries and advances transformative therapies with honesty, integrity and fairness.
The mission of the Process, Training and Digital Solutions within Innovation & Data is to drive innovative ways of working to enable a fit-for-purpose clinical trial delivery operating model. We bring together people, process, data and technology with a focus on continuous improvement to deliver medicines to patients faster.
The Associate Director, Training Development and Delivery will leadthe development and deliverycomponents of the end-to-end clinical trial delivery training model. This includes partnering with the stakeholders (internal and external) and functional leadership to assess, define, develop and implement novel training delivery methods for adult learning to enable agile and effective clinical trial execution and ensuring regulatory compliance.
The Associate Director,Training Development and Delivery responsibilities include:
Advise/strategize with Training Development and Delivery and PTDS leadership on the end-to-end clinical trial delivery training strategy
Lead and/or manage analysis, design, development and implementation of high quality, high value training programs in alignment with functional area goals and initiatives
Develop new hireoperating model training orientations for internal and external stakeholders; Deliver and/or oversee delivery of orientation to new employee on defined training curricula including overview of training systems
Maximize clinical trial delivery process efficiency and regulatory compliance by managing and overseeing GxP training and operating model training compliance for supported functional areas
Lead and/or manage the development of clinical trial delivery training plans: Ensure relevant training plans are available in Learning Management System (LMS) and/or relevant on the job training tools for supported functional areas
Leverage training technology solutions to deliver innovative learning approaches to support hybrid ways of working
Partner with Process, Training and Digital Solutions Innovation & Change Management to develop and manage communications related to training (e.g., GxP, operating model, skill development,compliance etc.)
Lead and/orparticipate in clinical trial delivery supported functions on company-wide/R&D-wide training initiatives
Active participation on Quality training forums and process improvement activities
Serve as clinical trial delivery training SME for inspections and internal audits
Lead and/or participate in training development efforts for implementation of systems, global initiatives etc.
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
Experience with the pharmaceuticalindustry, including research and development and especially clinical trials conduct.
Deep knowledge and/or experience within clinical trial delivery operations and clinical trial lifecycle
Knowledge of drug development and clinical trial processes, including related standards and documents.
Proven conceptual thinking and strategic problem-solving ability
Ability to prioritize and lead various team members at various levels to achieve goals
Serve as a role model, demonstrating respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation
Proven ability to adapt to change and manage cultural change in an evolving environment.
Work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity including geographically distributed team members and experts with different cultural backgrounds and deep level expertise
Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate with other interfacing Takeda functions, including senior leadership
Recognize opportunities for improved goals and implement innovative approaches
Effectively negotiate and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner
Ability to understand highly complex problems and be able to apply effective and innovative solutions to them.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
BS, MS or equivalent in scientific field
Minimum of 8+ years experience in pharmaceutical, CRO, healthcare or related industry
Minimum of 3+ years experience with training development for clinical trial delivery or equivalent
Solid understanding of US CFR, GCP, ICH regulations and the clinical development process
Experience with implementing novel training approaches in adult learning setting
Experience in problem solving, negotiations and collaborative team building with non-direct reports and other stakeholders is required
Demonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solving
Proven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including executive management
Experience in stakeholder relationship management. Influential in orchestrating key stakeholders and project teams to turn vision into reality.
Experience with matrix organization, business projects, multi-disciplinary teams or strategic change management projects
Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen, and enterprise knowledge.
Work with virtual/agile teams in different locations, aligning and adapting different work, culture, and communication styles.
Effectively communicate complex problems and proposed solutions across various levels of the organization
Function well under pressure in a changing environment
Experience with training authoring tools suchasArticulate or Captivate
Experience collecting and assessing learning metricsusingindustry standard models suchasKirkpatrick's
Experience project managing training development & delivery projects
This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.
Base Salary Range: $143,500 to $205,000. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.
The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
LocationsMassachusetts - Virtual
Time TypeFull time
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