Head of R&D Learning & Development
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Pharmaceuticals


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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.
Summary

This role has the flexibility to function on a remote basis for those outside the region OR corporate Basking Ridge NJ site based.

The Head of R&D Learning & Development is responsible for defining, building and deploying a transformational Global R&D Strategy for Learning & Development across all functions and levels. Focus areas will include upskilling the organizations scientific, technical and leadership skills along with cross-functional/regional collaboration and team effectiveness, in partnership with the Team Effectiveness Task Force GPM&L & Global HR. This position will foster a culture of continuous learning, providing the canvas and vehicle to facilitate this growth, yielding improved business performance and retention. To enable this paradigm shift, this leader will establish an R&D People Development University anchored to a Learning Management System with Talent/Skill Assessments, Roadmaps, Internal/External Content Curation, Certifications/Rewards and Foundational & Customized Learning Journeys tailored to each R&D Line Function/Role and individual's interests. This position will oversee instructional designers, trainers, learning administrators and other learning talent in understanding current and future state skills required to be effective in each R&D role and translating these needs into meaningful and lasting content. This leader will own, optimize, and manage R&D Learning & Development's day-to-day operations including demand analysis, budgeting, resources, delivery management, communications, evaluation, reporting, content evolution, deployment technologies, and vendor relationships.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy
    • Design appropriate transformation strategy, operating model, governance, roadmap and ways of working to establish a robust enterprise learning organization for R&D leaders, teams and associates in all countries and functions
    • Evaluate and Introduce new L&D programs/approaches on an ongoing basis by anticipation of strategic objective changes, industry tends & proficiency target achievement
    • Evangelizing a culture of lifelong learning & creating the necessary bandwidth & prioritization for associates to come along for the journey
    • Develop strategy around a rewards, recognition & certification program
    • Build a formalized plan for onboarding and job transitioning across all roles/countries
    • Craft a communication/change management plan to drive awareness, alignment and adoption along with a continuous feedback mechanism
    • Establish & Chair an R&D cross-functional learning council to ensure a mechanism to socialize, evaluate and prioritize evolving functional needs
    • Establish approach to collect feedback and generate Metrics around Success, Satisfaction & Skill growth
  • Operational Execution
    • Establish workstreams to support strategy/roadmap/prioritization
    • Execute with strong project management skills, including monitoring work-plans and managing against milestones, knowing what to prioritize and why, knowing who to keep informed, why, and how often, and knowing when to escalate
    • Identify and align the internal resources needed to deliver the strategy, and work with senior leaders to map areas that require additional resources for successful delivery.
    • Coach and ensure effective performance of direct and indirect reports, nurturing an encouraging work environment where everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential, share ideas with empowerment to deliver
  • Training Delivery
    • Drive a multi-pronged approach to training delivery leveraging the latest innovations in the delivery of in-person, virtual and device driven training to R&D associates around the world
    • Identify & mentor trainers who can communicate, teach and inspire across all cultures, with a deep understanding of R&D Functions/Roles, Systems and Processes
    • Ensure attendance participation and satisfaction meets agreed targets
    • Maintain interventions and socialization outside of formalized trainings to build momentum through applied day-to-day learning opportunities
    • Capture and apply feedback to improve future training delivery
  • Instructional Design
    • Develop base core curriculum for all R&D Line Functions with agreed functional agnostic critical skills
    • Develop Functional & Role Specific technical and scientific curriculum using real-life scenarios leveraging input from functional SMEs
    • Implement innovative and interactive approaches to Learning Design such a gamification, virtual reality and microlearning in order to create an energy, desire, engagement and satisfaction from associates
    • Develop byte sized learning interventions to ensure retention and application
  • LMS/University Development
    • Establish baseline skill assessment approach for associates to inform learning track, interest match and growth measurement
    • Establish Core and Elective Curriculum along with Talent Roadmaps
    • Build internal certification model based on proficiency gain
    • Establish Rewards & Recognition for milestone and growth achievement
    • Integrate external and internal content in a single universe
    • Design a User Experience which is inviting, energizing and intuitive
  • External Intelligence & Innovation
    • Maintain a pulse and establish relationships with third-party resources, industry peers, vendors and partners to evolve and embed new aged proven and experimental approaches to learning environment
    • Bring in external Speakers/SMEs to shared outside-in knowledge with our associates on industry trends and experiences, new ways of working, skills and mindset
    • Leverage & embed external learning content through tools like LinkedIn Learning and Coursera
    • Guide Build vs Buy Decisions with Vendors
  • R&D and Non-R&D Partnerships
    • Collaborate with Line Functions & Global and Regional HR leaders to ensure alignment on priorities and support of effective deployment strategies
    • Partner closely with L&D functions in HR, QA, Compliance, etc. to avoid duplication and ensure collaboration on delivery, shared learnings and challenges
    • Represent R&D at Daiichi Sankyo Cross-Organization Talent Forum & Chair R&D Cross-Functional Learning Council
    • Obtain & assess needs from other Global R&D Excellence functions through existing functional engagements

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, HR, Education, Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Business or equivalent work experience is required. Master's Degree is preferred. required
Experience Qualifications
  • 10 or More Years • Minimum Fifteen (15) years of experience within life sciences leading/supporting the delivery of global training programs cross-functionally to associates at all levels is required required
  • 4 or More Years • Minimum 5 years leading a Global Learning Function, including building, grooming and managing a team of trainers/instructional designers is required required
  • 7 or More Years • Proven track record in development and delivery of learning and development strategies from the ground up, in a Pharma R&D environment is required required
  • 7 or More Years • Extensive experience in the end-to-end learning process i.e., organizational development, program design, and delivery, needs analysis and learning metrics and assessment in a global environment along with the latest technologies, approaches and learning management systems preferred
  • • Strong understanding of the research and drug development life cycle processes, roles and systems across R&D functions is required, direct experience in-function a plus preferred
  • 7 or More Years • Experience establishing global business processes, communication/change mgmt./project plans to ensure organizational needs are defined and measured is required required
  • • Experienced communicator who has delivered trainings to all levels in multiple countries using different modes of delivery preferred
  • • Experienced designer with the ability to interpret business needs and translate these into innovative and interactive programs preferred
  • • Experience building Partnerships, Collaboration and Influencing Senior Stakeholders preferred

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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