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Global Learning Partner/Specialist (12 month FTE/Secondment)

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cheshire East, Greater London, Wilmington, Delaware

Job Type: Full time


Job Description

Global Learning Partner / Specialist - 12 month FTO/Secondment

Primary Location – London, UK

Additional Locations – Mississauga (Canada), Wilmington (USA), Gothenburg (Sweden), Macclesfield, UK

Astra Zeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

As a high performing team, we are united and motivated by our shared purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We come to work each day to make a difference – to patients, society, and our company.

Here you will experience a fast paced and agile environment as we continue to support the business on a journey of evolution and growth, driven by new, exciting technology and digital innovations. It’s challenging and sometimes demanding, and that’s why we love it.

At AstraZeneca, we make a difference every day by delivering life-changing medicines to millions of people globally. Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building an inspiring culture where we celebrate bold thinking. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us!

Human Resources at AstraZeneca is a fast-paced, creative and purposeful environment where bold, innovative thinking is encouraged. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we need top talent whose curiosity, learning-agility and strong values orientation results in the delivery of high quality, impactful outcomes that accelerate our people and business success.

The Enterprise Learning Team are part of the Talent & Development Centre of Excellence, driving a world class learner experience for all employees. Our focus ranges from delivering leadership for all through our Flagship Experiences – Leading Self; Leading People; Leading Business, to curating the core curriculum needed to build capabilities and management skills across the enterprise; to providing the technologies, processes and infrastructure that drives our culture of development a key part of our great place to work strategic priority.

As a Global Learning Partner, you’ll play an exciting and pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. You will work as part of our Leader, Manager & Team Effectiveness CoE, bringing innovative and ground-breaking learning solutions to support transformation of the learning culture at AstraZeneca.

Working closely with the Global Learning Directors to provide professional input to thought leadership, project delivery and creation of new development solutions from concept through to pilot and scaled Enterprise delivery. You will support all stages of the learning cycle: consulting the business, learning design, development, delivery, evaluation for both formal and informal learning whilst working collaboratively with colleagues across the Talent and Development CoE.

Typical Accountabilities:

Business Consulting:

  • Work closely with business leaders to develop and adapt innovative global learning solutions to address business needs
  • Build strong working relationships and provide expert advice to the business
  • Undertake robust learning needs analysis for key stakeholder groups; conduct and analyse global learning needs, translate these needs into learning offerings/recommendations
  • Collaboration across the CoE and HR functions

Design & Delivery:

  • Bring innovative ideas to support the design of global learning offerings
  • Project management for formal/delivered (‘macro’) learning experiences
  • Support development of blended learning and the use of learning technology
  • Ensure quality provision of high-quality micro learning resources
  • Work with project team to ensure successful implementation of learning experiences
  • Collaboration with strategic supply partner and/or identifying supply partners through RFP

Learning Evaluation:

  • Establish key measures, data collection & reporting for learning activities
  • Contribute to development of evaluation strategy
  • Curation of business impact reports/presentations for the Senior Executive Team “SET”

Essential requirements

  • Experience of learning technologies and approaches
  • Experienced in the design and delivery of learning and development solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong influencing and networking skills
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Change mindset and adaptive working
  • Global/Enterprise thinking
  • Highly collegiate/collaborative approach to work and teams

Desirable requirements:

  • Proficiency in languages other than English
  • Experience in the evaluation of learning delivery methods
  • Experience of procurement / RFP processes
  • Experience working in matrix teams and ambiguous dynamics.
  • Ability to extract simple concepts from complex environments.
  • Human-centric approach to design and delivery

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.