Posted to MedZilla on 2/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Learning Manager, Functional Lead - Field Capabilities 1800428-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Learning Manager, Functional Lead - Field Capabilitiesin our Deerfield, IL office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Learning Manager, Functional Lead - Field Capabilitiesworking on the Commercial Training team, you will be empowered to provide strategic and tactical vision and leadership to the Commercial Learning and Development department and the Field Capabilities team for content related to our Neuroscience Specialty (NSS) and Primary Care Sales teams. A typical day will include:

  • The Learning Manager is responsible for leading two Trainers to deliver clinical and product training as well as lead project teams to deliver on priority learning strategies aligned to Neuroscience Specialty Sales and Trintellix business objectives for the General Medicine and Commercial Business Unit.


  • The Learning Manager, Functional Lead - Field Capabilities will consult with NSS and Trintellix Sales and Marketing leadership to understand business needs and work cross-functionally to design, develop and implement learning strategies and solutions.
  • The Learning Manager will provide guidance and coaching to Trainers and/or coaching to project team members on design and development processes, principles, projects and work priorities.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in adult learning and collaborates across the department to proactively and consistently share best practices and processes. Actively identifies ways of improving communication with key stakeholders and streamlining business process to drive operational efficiencies.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training classes for Sales Representatives and leaders, as well as key business stakeholders.
  • Orchestrates the coordination, preparation and contract negotiation process with external consultants to ensure achievement of contractual agreements and training/development needs.
  • Manages individual vendors to build and coordinate the efforts of different vendor teams to ensure alignment of program objectives and ensure deliverables are completed to the expected standard, on time and on budget.
  • Efficiently manages the functional budget within the operating guidelines.
  • Responsible to prioritize training initiatives with available resources to support business demands while balancing the desired Takeda culture.


  • Bachelor s Degree (Business and Education preferred), Master s degree or MBA in relevant Commercial or organizational field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of total experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical Commercial functions.
  • At least 2 years of Commercial management experience with experience in Commercial Strategy or Training.
  • Neuroscience or depression experience with at least 1 year of Trintellix selling experience
  • IT/eLearning/Web Management Platform knowledge.
  • Leadership: Sets clear expectations for, leads, motivates, coaches and develops team members effectively. Oversees and manages progress of all project deliverables.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop strategic plans and convey broad thinking to execute against functional and departmental strategy.
  • Operational Execution: Ability to set priorities, deliver on deadlines and develop workflow processes and tasks in an evolving, dynamic marketplace.
  • Training Techniques: Understands and connects the latest adult training techniques and issues in large organizations to deliver tailored strategies and frameworks to a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner, in a variety of formats and media.
  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Requires approximately 15 to 25% travel.
  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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