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West Chester, Ohio, United States
Job reference: R-047088
Posted date: Mar. 21, 2019
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At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Brief Job Description

The Learning and Development Lead is accountable for overall site learning management program. Through a focus on continuous improvement and process ownership, the Learning Lead works across the site to ensure teams and individuals are building capability while developing to meet business needs. As learning management process owner, the Learning Lead is accountable for setting strategic direction, overall implementation, and management of the learning management process, leading a network of site resources to ensure processes are effective, efficient and in alignment with Site, Regional, and Global strategic goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process owner for Site Learning and Development process and Learning Management System (LMS), ensuring the process is performing in a manner that achieves Site regulatory compliance (GMP/SOX/SHE) & performance objectives.
  • Direct, active involvement in key site projects as appropriate to ensure sufficiency of learning & change management activities.
  • Participate in development and implementation of site culture improvement initiatives.
  • Broker appropriate resources from skill centers in Operations and in AZ that will provide the appropriate support to the site in the areas of team training, leadership Learning, and change management related to training.
  • Accountable for development of structured training modules to enable efficient and effective training of operators within the PETs.
  • Accountable for development of training content across all functional areas.
  • Responsible for delivery of training content aligned with area of expertise.
  • Manage systems to ensure training profiles are kept updated, knowledge and skill gaps are identified, and training compliance against site goals is effectively monitored.
  • Serve as site interface for inter-site & regulatory agency (FDA, MHRA, Safety, Environment, etc) questions involving the learning process, learning effectiveness, learning management system and training documentation
  • Establish, measure and report on learning and training KPIs.
  • Act as internal consultant to Site leaders, coaching them in their goals to determine learning needs, training strategies, and continuous improvement focus for their organizations.
  • Lead and maintain a network of cross site department resources to ensure Learning processes are effective, efficient and meet AZ compliance requirements.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and trends in the fields of learning and human performance improvements.
  • Fully engage with the Operational Excellence group for development, awareness of appropriate tools and techniques for specific needs and sharing of best practices.
  • Provides effective leadership, career development and performance management for staff.
  • Accountable for department budget preparation and spending.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Ethics and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role. Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Ethics and supporting Policies and Standards on time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with AZ Corporate Policies and Directives, site Standard Operating Procedures, regulatory requirements, and industry best practice (cGMPs, GAMP, ITIL, PMI).
  • Maintains a safe work environment and performs work in accordance with site Health, Safety and Environment (SHE) policies and procedures.
  • Immediately report potential unsafe conditions to management.

Essential Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a team development/organizational design/training discipline (e.g., education, instructional design, instructional technology, human performance improvement (HPI), organization design).
  • 5 + years experience in a learning & development, training or related field in a pharmaceutical manufacturing or related environment  (Aseptic Training experience).
  • Experience administering and working in a learning management system (LMS).
  • A working knowledge of Lean and 6 sigma.
  • Effective communication, presentation, organizational, & interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning theory, instructional design, and a variety of learning methodologies.
  • Experience in the design, development, and assessment of training programs.
  • Demonstrated internal consulting skills and experience facilitating & providing feedback at all levels from shop floor to site leaders.
  • Good project management, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to perform well in a team-based environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of cGMP’s and Safety, Health and Environmental regulations.
  • Ability to interpret strategic objectives (corporate, site, and functional area) and convert to practical work processes.
  • Ability to influence without authority.

Preferred Experience

  • Pharmaceutical Industry experience.
  • Degree in a learning management/ training/team development/ organizational design discipline with 5 or more years of direct management/ supervisory experience.
  • 5 years experience in a technical/production environment (i.e. formulation/packing/laboratory/facilities, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of Supply Chain principles and external relationship management.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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