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Sr. Manager, Global Training

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2206361 Category Finance Division AbbVie

AbbVie’s quality foundation resides in the Quality Policy & Quality System which includes Compliance Training as an integrated model in which AbbVie systematically defines quality objectives, both strategic and applicable regulatory requirements. As part of the overall integration effort, a recommendation was made to centralize R&D Compliance Training for enterprise (Discovery, Regulatory, Development, PPS, Medical Affairs, Dev Sciences, and RDQA) into one organization that would provide governance and standards for compliance training qualification processes. RDQA will be the centralized organization.   This role is rresponsible for the management of the AbbVie electronic learning management system and for the deployment of training accessibility across all global sites. Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the learning management system and maintaining compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable GXP regulations.

  • Team Leadership
    • Oversee the RDQA QS training staff (Training Coordinators and temporary workers).
    • Work closely with the Training department members to establish and manage the department budget within 5%.
    • Development and cross training team members
    • Ensure the team fosters a culture of learning
    • Challenge the status-quo, ask questions and be curious about the work we do and how we can be efficient and effective
  • Learning Management System Ownership
    • Develop plans to optimize learning management system, processes and capacity across the global training organization.
    • Develop processes and tools to confirm the effectiveness of the learning management system as well as training metrics to ensure an optimized training system.
  • Collaboration
    • Interact with departments across R&D to ensure training curricula are specific to department/site needs and ensure that department/site staffs are effectively trained on corporate policies, department processes, GXP procedures, and regulatory training requirements.
    • Establish and maintain R&D GxP Training Curricula Management Network to assure harmonized, consistent, and compliant GxP training processes across the respective functions.
    • In collaboration with Director, Quality Compliance System Training, establish system governance and standards to ensure learning management systems are leveraging full capabilities while ensuring compliance.
    • Maintain close working relationship with various departments and subject-matter experts to enhance the access/delivery of training content and identify opportunities for training system improvement.
    • Collaborate with internal IT department and lead the development of LMS and serve as the system subject-matter expert to support and engage training partners.
  • Reporting/metrics
    • Develop and execute metrics timely providing insights into training outcomes and telling the story of training for R&D Globally
    • Lead the description of the training system and associated metrics during regulatory agency inspections.
    • Develop relevant dashboards and reporting
  • Process / Continuous improvement / Benchmarking
    • Ensure all employees have a training plan that covers their basic corporate training and on the job training according to their career path.
    • Work with all levels of management to determine core functional competencies required for each position in the organization.  Map competencies and roles into the learning management system for role-based training globally.
    • Manage and maintain the ongoing GXP refresher training program. Ensure that GXP employees are provided with current GXP training content on a scheduled basis, schedule GXP training on a defined yearly schedule, and track GXP refresher training completion.
    • Acquire and maintain in depth knowledge of GXP compliance trends in order to develop strategies for the delivery of high-quality training courses that are relevant to the needs of the organization.
  • Execute annual and ad hoc projects with Director, Quality Compliance System Training.
  • 8 + years’ experience leading GxP training curriculum management initiatives and programs for an organization. Previous training experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred.
  • Experience with providing general supervision to staff members
  • Experience managing and implementing learning management systems.
  • Experience developing and implementing course curriculums, assessments, testing and other processes to ensure the effectiveness of the learning and development activities.
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Information Systems or equivalent, advanced degree desirable
  • Must have a firm understanding and application of domestic and international regulatory requirements in the development, clinical, and commercial areas of pharmaceutical products.
  • Demonstrate a strong customer orientation working in a site capacity
  • General knowledge and understanding of adult learning concepts.
  • Exhibits proficiency associated with AbbVie core values and culture imperatives.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Schedule: Full-time

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