Director, Biologics Training

Req ID #:  150614
Location: 

Wayne, PA, US, 19087

For 70 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.

Basic Summary

The Director, Biologics Training is responsible for developing, owning, leading, and overseeing the training and development of all employees within the Biologics Business, with emphasis on laboratory and operational training. The Director, Biologics Training will work in cooperation and alignment with business leadership, RightSource leadership, HR leadership and site training leads across all of the Biologics business unit to design and develop a holistic training plan and curriculum that encompasses all Biologics sites, and then work with site partners to implement locally.


The Director, Biologics Training will serve as a business advisor to leadership/management teams across the Biologics business unit regarding key training and development solutions and will report directly to the CVP Global Biologics Testing.

 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Own and develop a holistic training curriculum that creates consistencies and standardization across all Biologics entities.
  • Work with local sites/initiatives to tailor training programs to fit any unique business needs, then ensure the implementation of said training programs by partnering with local business and HR leadership.
  • Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of the overall training program by conducting routine assessments.
  • Develop gap analysis and long-term plans.
  • Align and standardize the future state of site and RightSource training programs, and design action plans to move the organization in that direction. 
  • Work with RightSource leadership to develop and quickly implement training plans that are harmonious with site level training plans, but also account for the uniqueness of RightSource contracts.
  • Oversee the ‘train-the-trainer” program for trainer development.
  • Review existing training programs and recommend enhancements / modifications to improve engagement, learning, and retention to meet the changing needs of the business. 
  • Through development and monitoring of KPI’s, ensure strategic alignment of training team activities with business goals. 
  • Lead the business-level implementation and support of a Learning Management System in coordination with the global, enterprise-wide effort. 
  • Oversees and establishes relationships with vendors to provide any additional outside training program needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • 7+ years of experience in training or education preferred
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a management role
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • FDA or related regulatory work environment experience preferred
  • 2-3 years life science experience strongly preferred
  • Expert knowledge in Adult Learning concepts with a strong consultative, but results-oriented approach
  • Experience and familiarization with LMS capabilities and use 
  • Must be willing and able to build a training program from scratch, with little immediate oversight
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration with others and independent thought 
  • Able to communicate and work with SME’s
  • Demonstrated ability to lead without direct authority
  • Has understanding of pharmaceutical industry and contract services business issues and trends, operations experience a plus
  • Superior customer service orientation with strong follow-up skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills, adaptable to the level of audience.
  • Good project management skills and detail oriented
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic (self-starter)
  • Must be able to travel as needed or required, approx. 10-25% of the time
  • Must regularly operate a computer, and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication to exchange clear and accurate information.

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 


Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

 

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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.


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, 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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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