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Learning and Development Specialist

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Learning and Development Specialist


An exciting opportunity for an experienced Learning and Development Specialist to join a leading biopharmaceutical company based in Carlow on a fixed-term 11-month contract.

The Learning and Development Specialist will be responsible for the design, facilitation, implementation, and optimization of the site Training system, learning programs, and training initiatives for the site.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Assess and prioritise training needs for the site (e.g., through consultation with L&D Lead, Global L&D Contact, managers/ system owners, and subject matter experts), with reference to the site's strategic goals and Employee Development Plans.

·      Support managers and individuals by providing information, advice, and resources to promote a high-performing organisation. This includes design and delivery of customized training plans for new and existing employees.

·      Provide guidance for the design of training programs and assist in evaluation of training activities.

·      LMS System admin/ super user: Lead the day-to-day operation of the learning management system in compliance with site procedures. Ensure correct records retention for training records.

·      Develop training content including materials and/or training aids required to deliver training programs.  

·      Act as Sub System Owner (Business Process Owner) delegate (Chapter 3.1 Training and Qualification) and provide audit support for training system as required. Act as subject matter expert for the training system.

·      Working with Global L&D and Implementing change

·      Facilitate classroom and skills training as required

What the ideal candidate looks like:

·      Diploma or higher preferred; ideally in a related discipline

·      Considerable experience and critical skills in their area of expertise that add value to the business; ideally in a Learning and Development setting preferably GMP setting.

·      Expert knowledge of principles and methods for design and delivery of training material.

·      Understanding of Leadership behaviours

·      Strong customer focus mind set

·      Ability to Influence others in a positive manner


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Megan O’Doherty.