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Associate Director, Commercial Training International (Hemoglobinopathies )

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

London, UK

Position Summary

The Commercial Training Associate Director (Hemoglobinopathies) will be part of the International Commercial Strategy and Operations (ICSO) team and lead the training efforts for Vertex’s hemoglobinopathies (Heme; sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia) commercial area in the International region.  This individual will deliver disease, product and competency training across commercial teams in with a focus on field teams.  The ideal candidate must possess a unique blend of pharmaceutical training experience and scientific aptitude and be a strong collaborator to work cross-functionally within Commercial (Sales, Marketing and other Commercial functions) and across the entire organisation (Medical, HR, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance).


Key Duties & Responsibilities​​

  • Work cross functionally across our Heme teams to develop, deliver and evaluate training programs, curricula and corresponding training materials and programs for commercial colleagues with a focus on field representatives and field leadership
  • Leading Pre-launch and Launch readiness training activities for International Heme field teams
  • Designing all relevant training modules and onboarding materials/curriculum in accordance with Medical, Marketing, Regulatory and Legal guidance
  • Proactively identify training needs and develop effective strategies for deployment to field teams
  • Organize, facilitate and continually improve field team(s) training and orientation, launch meetings and the roll-out of new materials
  • Proactively conduct on-going communications with field management and other key stakeholders to identify training needs and develop specific training objectives and strategies to meet those needs
  • Represent Learning and Development in brand and business planning and product launches and/or label expansions
  • Partner with HR team to ensure alignment with company learning and development philosophy
  • Manage the identification and selection of vendors as well as manage subsequent relationships and projects relating to field training
  • Stay abreast of learning, training and development best practices and current trends in pharmaceutical and life science industries - utilizing current advances within digital, live, and virtual platforms