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Learning Strategist

Company: Roche
Location: Welwyn
Reference: 201812-129815
Closing Date: 22 Feb 19
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits:

Job Summary:

Learning Strategists are positioned within PDG's- Samples, Learning & Quality function.  PDG Learning provides appropriate and strategically aligned learning and development curricula to the business functions across Clinical Operations (PDG). ...

Requirements:

Learning Strategists are positioned within PDG's- Samples, Learning & Quality function.  PDG Learning provides appropriate and strategically aligned learning and development curricula to the business functions across Clinical Operations (PDG).  The Learning Strategists work to enhance PDG's capabilities to better meet or exceed our strategic, business, financial and operational goals and targets in the areas of clinical trial planning and execution to fulfill our shared mission of:

  • Transforming molecules to medicines
  • Through the rigorous execution of clinical trials
  • For the benefit of patients


The Learning Strategists report directly into the Head of PDG Learning. They work to support PDG's vision and mission through development and delivery of learning and team solutions to promote the highest level of alignment and efficiency across PDG. The Learning Strategists are also a member of the Functional PDG Learning global leadership team.  

The Learning Strategists will partner very closely with the Heads of Solutions and Head of Learning Operations to align the strategy and translate the business needs into the appropriate implementation and execution of solutions so that internal PDG functions can increase their skills, abilities and knowledge and as a result have direct impact on improvements in PDG's business, strategies, operations and goals. The Learning Strategists are well versed in best practice for learning and team services, instructional design, adult learning theory, facilitation and other relevant learning methodologies to ensure value-added learning & development for PDG/PD.  In collaboration with The Head, Solutions Team, Learning Strategists have oversight over learning solutions and the success of those solutions. This includes gathering relevant metrics and creating timely feedback loops to improve, enhance and optimize learning solutions across PDG.

They are visionary with a proven track record of developing and implementing end-to-end L&D strategy which aligns fully with the broader business goals. They have deep L&D expertise combined with hands-on experience in translating the strategic and theoretical into practical and relevant solutions. They are passionate about the future of learning and navigating our complex landscape to deliver tangible results.

Learning Strategists are responsible for driving leadership behaviors in PDG to enable employee engagement, creative thinking and a culture of delivery excellence across sites and teams.   They work in partnership with Site, Functional and study management team leaders to introduce techniques, strategies and solutions that enhance leadership and team performance, and promote the highest level of alignment and efficiency across PDG.

Key Accountabilities
  • Collaborate and create strategic partnerships with global PDG leaders and subject matter experts to assess and identify the learning and team services needs of the business. Establish trust and credibility with a high level of business acumen to credibly make business cases through linking current and anticipated business challenges with learning and development solutions.
  • Create evaluation strategy to measure the ROI or ROV of our initiatives and prioritizing and empowering each employee with the tools they need to succeed and grow.
  • Act as strategic advisor in the design, facilitation, delivery and evaluation of effective learning experiences that are focused on developing leadership behaviors that promote PDG effectiveness and engagement.
  • Make appropriate recommendations to partners and stakeholders for new or enhanced learning solutions and other relevant resources. This includes learning objectives, target audience, core content, delivery methodologies, time to develop and deliver, potential costs and other required resources, change management and change control requirements, etc. Create shared accountability for outcome & success.  
  • Coach and support PDG leaders to work more effectively and fulfil their role as sponsors of change and leaders of the broader organization.
  • Develop a set of actionable and targeted plans, in concert with site leadership, to increase employee engagement and cross-functional communication. Ensure cross-site alignment
  • Develop and apply a structured approach for site/team knowledge sharing and best practice.
  • Facilitate sessions and coach PDG leadership teams through organizational change.
  • Promote the identification and embedding of behaviors that support high performing Study Management Teams (SMTs) in partnership with SMT Leaders.
  • Engage, direct and deploy the Solutions Team to execute on the strategy co-created with stakeholders. Manage portfolio of work prioritized by business imperative and strategic direction. Create shared accountability for measurable outcome and success of the initiatives.


Qualifications, Experience and Expertise:
  • BSc/BS/BA degree.  Advanced degree or designation in Organization or Leadership Development is a plus
  • E xperience in learning, talent and organizational development or human resources working within a global organization.
  • Ideally, specialist expertise in leadership and/or team effectiveness and/or leadership coaching and consulting.
  • Experience in leadership development theories and approaches (such as Leadership Agility and Neuroscience).
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to credibly make a business case, by linking current and anticipated business challenges with learning and development solutions.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, decision making skills. Ability to think strategically with a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing an end-to-end L&D strategy aligned with the business.
  • Knowledge of learning strategy development, client advising, performance consultation methodologies, design and delivery of blending learning interventions using a variety of delivery methodologies, project, program, vendor, and matrix management.
  • Ability to build trust and confidence at all levels. Ability to influence groups with diverse perspectives and align teams toward a common vision or goal.
  • Deep L&D expertise combined with hands on experience in translating the strategic and theoretical into practical and relevant solutions.
  • Highly capable communicators, with the ability to effectively influence all levels of the organization.  Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation and coaching skills.
  • Experience in design and implementation of solutions focused on leadership behaviors, team performance and/or staff engagement.
  • Well-versed and passionate about digital learning and using social learning platforms to drive engagement and scale. 
  • Experience with digital learning and social learning platforms to drive engagement and scale.
  • Experience with conflict resolution, and helping leaders navigate through challenging situations. Ability to challenge assumptions and the status quo e.g. when tradition impedes performance improvements.
  • Desire to act as a change agent, with willingness to try new approaches.
  • Ability to adapt, navigate the function and organization through complex and diverse situations; comfortable with ambiguity.  

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
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