Associate Director, Learning and Development, Consumer Healthcare

Principia Biopharma, Inc.

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Bridgewater, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Position Summary:

The Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Commercial Operations team is seeking a candidate to lead the Commercial Learning & Development function for CHC in the US. This position will partner with the Director, Strategic Sales Engagement & Capabilities in developing a comprehensive Commercial Learning & Development framework for Sanofi’s US Consumer Healthcare division. This colleague will play an integral role in designing the US Sales organization L&D plans and capability strategy and will be the primary colleague responsible for delivering all Sales training programs in partnership with key internal stakeholders (i.e. HR) and third-party partners.

This is a high-profile position working with other colleagues across the country to improve our organizational capabilities and enable the organization to elevate its core sales competencies and our overall company profile as strategic manufacturer partner. The work of this individual will be critical to the success of the CHC business in the US as he/she will be accountable for the Commercial new hire onboarding process as well as continuing education plan. This candidate will have a direct impact on the company’s future growth and success and needs to lead through role modeling, demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset, and embody a “People First” mentality. Previous customer-facing experience is a must to be able to connect and empathize with the Field Sales organization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop resources and experiences to reinforce the core competencies and enhance capabilities of the field teams including new hire onboarding, new product launch planning, customer engagement skills, leadership skills and ongoing professional development

    • Develop and implement yearly Sales L&D curriculum/plan

    • Collaborate with cross functional team on planning and execution of training at sales meetings and other organization wide initiatives as needed

    • Manage and facilitate new hire training curriculum and onboarding plan

    • Lead and leverage “Learning Ambassador” teams to reinforce learnings and collect feedback on development needs

    • Assist in RFP process with outside consultants and vendors assist Sanofi CHC with training of the organization

  • Implement key metrics to track and communicate value and impact of training and development initiatives

  • Inform key stakeholders across the organization of educational resources and training support provided by Sanofi and CHC L&D

  • Develop strategies to execute innovative and effective ways of delivering training and enhance virtual customer engagement

  • Work with HR and sales leaders to ensure that all individuals have a personal development plan.

  • Collaborate with other Commercial Capability leaders across the globe to share best practices and content

  • Ensure training materials and communications align with CHC Standard Operating Procedures

  • Migrate and manage curriculum on Learning Management platform 1

Required Skills, Experience and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Experience working in customer facing roles in Sales, Sales Strategy/Trade Marketing, and/or Category/Shopper Insights required. Consumer Healthcare industry experience a plus.

  • Experience working in Learning & Development and/or executing training programs preferred.

  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, to develop and deliver training materials

  • Strong project management skills – ability to plan, set priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines; works with a sense of urgency and efficiency

  • Strategic thinker – Skilled at taking a broad view and drawing information from diverse and varied sources to develop impactful learning & development plans that enables the commercial organization to achieve its objectives

  • Change management champion to ensure deployed training concepts and newly learned capabilities are adapted by the organization

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities

  • Solid management skills with ability to provide clear guidance, direction, and feedback

  • Travel up to 25% required

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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