Sr. Manager Global Medical Affairs, Learning & Development

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 12/20/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 16907

Job Description

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Sr. Manager Global Medical Affairs, Learning & Development to be part of our client’ s team in San Rafael. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Sr. Manager Global Medical Affairs, Learning & Development

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • The Sr. Manager position is an early leadership role within GMAF Learning and Development focusing on the development of learning strategies to support pipeline and promoted products.
  • Responsible for training solutions of increasing complexity and leading needs analysis and gap assessments.
  • Participate in the design, development, and delivery of training solutions on products and disease areas to support learners within GMAF, including both global and regional training
  • Perform needs analysis, assessing base competencies and proficiency of organizations/functions in order to identify needs and address curriculum gaps.
  • Working with individual functions to determine needs and conduct assessments
  • Collaborate with global and regional colleagues to build an understanding of learning needs in the context of long term and near term strategic goals
  • Contribute to the design of effective course curriculum and workshops to meet organization needs.
  • Identify or source expert facilitators to deliver effective live training as required
  • Support trainers/facilitators in gathering or developing training content
  • Obtain and or develop effective learning and development materials using a variety of media and blended approaches including coaching, classroom instruction, on-line learning, experiential learning, and self-guided learning
  • Ensure external facing GMAF personnel are competent in the areas of product and disease knowledge, compliance, and presentation skills
  • Deliver trainings effectively, managing and responding to learner needs
  • Perform evaluation activities to assess learning progress and ensure performance gaps are closed Use project management, change management, and learner engagement best practices to plan and conduct effective live training events
  • Collaborate with Matrix Team and cross-functional colleagues to ensure that training needs are met in ways that are accurate, timely, and aligned
  • Develop learning plans for all assigned compounds across the entire projected lifecycle of the compound
  • Participate in setting annual learning priorities, communicating them and managing the process for addressing ad hoc learning and development requests
  • Develop and maintain communications to ensure employees have knowledge of training requirements, events and resources
  • Support the design and development of the GMAF annual meeting, including participant engagement, materials development, training session management, and logistics

Summary of Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in life sciences, health sciences, or other technical area.
  • 6 or more years of relevant experience in healthcare training and development, medical affairs, and/or drug development
  • Demonstrates advanced core competence in leadership and communication.
  • Exhibiting a clear perspective on ethics and company core values and applying these core values during challenging situations Intervening and resolving conflicts using appropriate tools (e.g., listening openly, taking a break, suggesting re-group at later time) to diffuse tension and motivate others to concentrate on the issue(s) at hand and find common ground
  • Adapting communication style, message and delivery method and medium to audience; knows when to ask for guidance on complex or difficult messages
  • Demonstrate advanced technical skills in training development and project management.
  • Assessing the level of knowledge of the target audience and the gaps
  • Familiarity with best practices in developing an effective training program, and ability to deploy different formats and types of training, including remote vs. face-to-face approaches
  • Ability to manage project management trade-offs among scope, timelines, budget/resources and quality

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