Posted to MedZilla on 8/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Training Consultant SR0038049-MZ


Primary Duties

This position is accountable for training strategy and implementation planning for businesses within the Massachusetts Bio Operations Business Units. The chosen candidate will be responsible for managing training projects and improvement initiatives, along with delivering effective training and services.


  • 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
  • Develop remediation plans as necessary
  • Ensures compliance training programs, reinforce Takeda's corporate standards and business specific standards
  • Understands and leverages the linkage between performance and training, contributing to sustained development of an effective 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

  • Other: Cross functional colleagues as required
  • Vendor: As necessary

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, 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, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, 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.

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