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Training Specialist

  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Expiry Date: 22 January 2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Job Description:

Purpose and Scope of Position:

  • The Training and Development role is a contract position located at the Devens Cell Therapy Manufacturing Site in Devens, Massachusetts. The primary focus will be responsible for the development, implementation, and successful onboarding, and delivery of training materials in support of the Cell Therapy staff utilizing a standardized approach to deliver a consistent message, and method for all. This position will play a key role in ensuring employees and contract staff meet compliance requirements relating to knowledge, skill, and practices necessary for their job performance and that they remain prepared to perform assigned tasks. This position requires cross-collaboration with technical contributors within but is not limited to Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Site Engineering, Supply Chain, Strategy and Business Ops, Management, and Manufacturing Technology.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess a positive attitude, and the ability to lead a class.

  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative fast paced team environment.

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of adult learning and course design.

  • Experience with, or blend of, instructional design and on-line training development.

  • Requires an understanding of cell therapy processes, systems, computer system validation, and GMP requirements.

  • Skills in design, development, and implementation of training.

  • Proficient using PowerPoint, Excel, and relevant site-specific computerized systems.

  • Requires a high level of organizational, and time management skills.

  • Ability to communicate information clearly to facilitate effective learning. This position requires delivery of training both virtually, as well as in-person.

  • Requires high level of attention to detail.

  • Requires strong interpersonal skills which enable appropriate collaboration with trainees, colleagues, and subject-matter experts.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, or related discipline, or its equivalent with 2 years in a cGMP/FDA regulated environment such as Manufacturing, QC, or Supply Chain is desired.

  • High School or Associates Degree with 4 years of Training & Learning experience in a pharmaceutical regulated environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and deliver technical training to employees and contractors.

  • Assists with the development of a training schedule.

  • Actively builds collaborative relationships partnerships with all levels of the organization in the identification and implementation of learning solutions.

  • Plans and co-facilitates both in person and virtual classroom training sessions and learning labs focusing on a wide variety of topics.

  • Provide guidance, expertise and consulting to functional managers and SMEs in the assessment of training needs, the design of appropriate training, development, and implementation, and the measurement of training effectiveness

  • Demonstrates initiative, teamwork, commitment, and follow-through with all training initiatives.

  • Works independently and if issues or problems are identified, works with Management to resolve.

  • Provides feedback to trainees to ensure all skills / knowledge have been acquired and communicates any skill/knowledge gaps that require additional training.

  • Solicits feedback from trainees to ensure the appropriateness of course content and for continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design team to co-develop training that is compliant and effective.

  • Maintains accurate training documentation and submission for record keeping.

  • Seeks feedback from Department Management and trainees to assess training needs and to identify areas for continuous improvement.

  • Co-develops course content and procedures for system training programs as necessary.

  • Provides routine support for end users.

Working Conditions (US only):

  • The incumbent will be required to gown to access classified manufacturing areas.

  • Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion, and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

  • Physical presence at the CLIENT worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture. 

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