Training Specialist Lead

Req ID #:  222126

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

The role of the Lead Training Specialist will be to facilitate the required training program for all CRL-Memphis personnel. Support Quality and training goals to build a stronger Quality Cclture in CRL-Memphis. Consistently assess training program for process improvements, and regularly collaborate with management to provide status updates and recommendations for improvements.  The Lead Training Specialist will address any deviations and/or issues that arise in a timely manner utilizing the Quality management system.



  • Supports key team deliverables and executes to defined project plan timelines
  • Assist with Onboarding communications, tool ordering and training re-certifications
  • Modify and revise training documentation and programs as needed
  • Provide effective training materials utilizing a variety of media
  • Coach others involved in training efforts, providing effective growth and development opportunities
  • Maintain property communications such as digital signage and newsletters to ensure employees have knowledge of training opportunities and initiatives
  • Plan and organize training for employees with regards to cGMP Regulations, EH&S, NEO and OTJ training
  • Work with Departmental Supervisors when re-evaluation of an employee’s training status is required and assist in the operations process
  • Generate Training-related metrics for department and site leadership
  • Designs and expands training programs based on the needs of the organization and the individual/client
  • Monitors and reviews the progress of trainees through surveys and discussions with personnel
  • Helps Department managers and trainers  solve specific training problems
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in training
  • Strong knowledge in current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Experience in managing paper based and electronic based document management systems in clinical and commercial pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience with the practical implementation of FDA and EMA regulations and guidelines
  • Experience in electronic document/learning management systems such as SmartSolve/Pilgrim
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence behaviors and negotiate and resolve challenges with poise, tact, and diplomacy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as technical writing and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize and manage through complex processes/projects
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to be hands-on and detail oriented
  • Ability to organize and disseminate information efficiently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, organized, responsible, creative, pays attention to detail, multi-tasker
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Visio, Smartsheet and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Power BI helpful


The pay range for this position is $78,000 - $88,000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, and location.

About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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