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Mgr, Instructional Design

Zurich, Switzerland


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Mgr, Instructional Design

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Job ID SR0040647 Date posted 08/20/2019 Location Zurich, Switzerland


The core purpose of this position is to serve as a global advocate and be responsible for ensuring GxP learning programs are instructionally sound, meet business goals, provide return on investment (ROI), engage learners, and are sustainable in order to meet the Learning Organization strategy requirements in a compliant manner.  They lead the Instructional Design Common Interest Group (CIG), creating a foundational competency in Adult Learning Principles, common instructional design methodology and templates, and needs analysis process, and selected eLearning design software packages. Additionally, they assist  with onboarding of new designers throughout the network.


  • 25%: Collate, design, and deliver a globally accessible catalogue of current technical courses in order to reduce redundancy of effort in creating new programs across the network
  • 25%: Assist with implementing a Technical Competency Development Strategy to enable colleagues GxP capability by creating technical competency learning interventions
  • 10%: Build internal e-learning capability, in both the center and site training functions, through coaching of site resources
  • 10%: Deliver the Instructional Design strategy which includes standard creation, robust processes for learning requirements allocations, adult learning theory, needs analysis, evaluation of effectiveness and future enhancements to design process
  • 10%: Leveraging adult learning principles create effective global learning interventions to support GMS Value Proposition (e.g. QT, GMP, on-boarding)
  • 10%: Employ cutting edge learning technologies to engage multi-generational workforce in enhanced learning experiences
  • 10%: Coach instructional designers on all aspects of instructional design competencies. 


  • BSc in Education or equivalent required, 3-5 years of experience in biopharmaceutical environment.  Training qualification (Certificate or Diploma level preferred), Extensive experience ID fields (minimum 3-5 years)
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in training and development and instructional design. Robust knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory compliance needed.  Experience in global biotech / pharmaceutical manufacturing required. Experienced in leading a training organization in pharmaceutical environment preferred.
  • Advanced competency in eLearning packages, such as Storyline, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects), Visio, PowerPoint and Instructional Systems Design

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