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Deputy Director, Business Partnering & Training Delivery - Vaccine

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

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Responsibilities

SUMMARY OF PURPOSE/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Director, Business Partnering & Training Delivery is responsible for serving as a trusted advisor to VIA Protein Sciences and Swiftwater functional leaders, functional stakeholders and VIA Training & Education team to design and deliver annual training plans that will enable business goals and outcomes by accelerating the development of critical capabilities needed to drive business success through a productive, engaged workforce while maintaining  a compliant GXP Site Training Program. S/he directs a team of Training Managers and Training Coordinators to support the design and delivery of US VIA Site Training Plans and the functional training plans. S/he continuously maintains an understanding of key business priorities and processes, partners with key functional stakeholders to identify performance needs and gaps.

This role will build and maintain strategic business relationships and build sponsorship. Success in this role depends on a candidate’s ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to Training Managers and Training Coordinators to successfully execute the site training plans and partner with functional stakeholders to ensure agreed upon learning solutions support and drive desired outcomes.   

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to the Business Partnering & Training Delivery team.

  • Coach and led a team of Training Managers and Training Coordinators.

  • Effectively establish, deepen, and sustain key relationships with functional leaders and mid-level managers to understand their compliance needs, business needs and related performance gaps. 

  • Lead collaborative efforts with functional stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes; provide feedback and coaching on issues related to learning programs and policies. 

  • Identify performance needs, gaps and facilitate delivery of learning solutions to the function.

  • Monitor, analyze, interpret, and report internal trends; make recommendations for learning solutions for functions.

  • Ensure successful learning outcomes by directing the identification and translation of the function’s training needs into a defined learning strategy and implemented solutions.

  • Document needs for customization of training.

  • Review interim/unplanned training activities and requests; make appropriate recommendations for resourcing.

  • Partner with VIA Training & Education Training Content Development team on the design and development of learning solutions.

  • Report timely feedback on training effectiveness to the functions and communicate suggestions for improvement.

  • Understand feedback provided for VIA TE on the overall success of the learning solutions.

  • Interpret and discuss feedback with stakeholders and monitor impact and cost-effectiveness of learning solutions.

  • Suggest improvements to further enhance training program effectiveness and sustainability.

  • Support functional compliance activities related to RCA, deviations, and CAPAs.

  • Act as a liaison between the VIA Training & Education function and the US VIA Protein Sciences and Swiftwater functional stakeholders to ensure alignment with training needs.

  • Ensure learning solutions created meet the requirements of the function.

  • Identify alternate non-training solutions when appropriate.

  • Collaborate across the Sanofi network (Sanofi Universities, Sites, Quality) to build relationships and share best practices.

  • Deliver ILT and vILT courses for the functional areas.

  • Ensure scheduling, logistics and coordination support is provided for training across US VIA Protein Sciences and Swiftwater.

  • Remain current on learning and development related tools, techniques, strategies, and practices in order to provide relevant, informed consultative advice to the function.  Share leading learning practices with teams and stakeholders.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Leadership: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques to gain the cooperation and support of others; ability to lead by example and foster collaborative relationships

  • Influencing: Advanced ability to partner, collaborate, and impact decisions within and outside the organization

  • Creative Thinking: Demonstrated skill in applying tools and techniques for grasping new concepts, acquiring new ways of seeing things, and revising ways of thinking and patterns of behavior

  • Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner, including the ability to build and maintain critical networks and collaborative relationships

  • Oral and Written Communications: Advanced ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively and in a succinct manner; outstanding verbal, written, and presentation abilities; ability to ask thoughtful questions to gain insights, listen, and understand other perspectives

  • Coaching: Ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals and teams in learning and improving effectiveness

  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Advanced ability to use a broad range of methods, assumptions, frameworks, and perspectives when solving problems and making decisions

  • Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Advanced project planning and management experience, including the ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1–2 years), and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the business plan

  • L&D Policies, Standards, and Procedures: Knowledge of and ability to use industry and organization standards, procedures, and policies relevant to staff learning and development

  • Adult Learning: Theory and Practice: Advanced experience in applying concepts and practices of adult learning to meet the dynamic needs of the business

  • Learning Needs Analysis: Advanced experience in assessing competency gaps and identifying what people need to learn for successful individual and organizational performance

  • Training Delivery: Ability to effectively deliver or facilitate training in face-to-face and virtual instructor led sessions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience, with minimum 5 years of management experience and minimum 1 year of experience facilitating / delivering learning solutions

  • Bachelor’s degree

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Leadership in areas of learning, talent, HR, or comparable areas; experience in applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the business unit / function served (e.g., R&D, Manufacturing, GMP)

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.

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