Associate Director, Learning Consultant

Covance Inc Located in: Princeton,  New Jersey
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Associate Director, Learning Consulting supports and facilitates learning and development activities for a business unit or function, and influences the design and execution of the learning plan to achieve business results. The role supports the business units and Global Learning & Change management in the execution of the learning strategy through consulting and delivery on appropriate learning solutions. S/he interacts with and influences business leaders, mid-level managers, and supervisors to understand business goals and performance needs, develops and executes learning plans aligned to the broader business unit, function, or line of business strategy, and routinely engages with key stakeholders to ensure learning solutions continue to support and positively drive desired outcomes. Success in this role depends on the candidate’s ability to collaborate with leaders in the business, subject matter experts, Change Management managers, Learning Partners, Learning Managers, Learning Specialist, as well as work cross-functionally to act as a partner and point of contact for the business’ performance needs and communicate them to support design and delivery of learning solutions.

 

  • Effectively establish, deepen and sustain key relationships with business leaders and mid-level managers to understand their business needs and related performance gaps, provide oversight and analysis when defining requirements, and demonstrate an understanding of processes and methodology in order to provide appropriate learning solutions
  • Lead collaborative efforts with stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes; provide feedback and coaching on issues related to learning programs and policies
  • Identify performance needs and gaps and facilitate delivery of learning solutions to the business, when appropriate
  • Monitor, analyze, interpret, and report internal trends; make recommendations for learning solutions for the business unit or function, as appropriate
  • Remain current on learning and development related tools, techniques, strategies and practices in order to provide relevant, informed consultative advice to the business; share leading learning practices with teams and stakeholders
  • Ensure successful learning outcomes by directing the identification and translation of the business’s learning needs into a defined learning strategy and implemented solutions
  • Act as a liaison between the Global Learning & Change Management function and stakeholders to ensure alignment with learning needs; Ensure learning solutions created meet the requirements of the business Identify alternate non-training solutions when appropriate
  • Deliver training and/or support local SMEs providing training, as needed
  • Understand feedback provided by Global Learning & Change Management on the overall success of the learning solutions; Interpret and discuss feedback with stakeholders, and monitor impact and cost-effectiveness of learning solutions; Suggest improvements to further enhance learning program effectiveness and sustainability
  • Report timely feedback on learning effectiveness to the business and communicate suggestions for improvement
  • Document needs for customization or localization of learning programs
  • Review interim/unplanned learning activities and requests; make appropriate recommendations

Required: Bachelor’s degree

 

  • Leadership: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques to gain the cooperation and support of others; ability to lead by example and foster collaborative relationships
  • Influencing: Advanced ability to partner, collaborate, and impact decisions within and outside the organization
  • Creative Thinking: Demonstrated skill in applying tools and techniques for grasping new concepts, acquiring new ways of seeing things, and revising ways of thinking and patterns of behavior
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner, including the ability to build and maintain critical networks and collaborative relationships
  • Oral and Written Communications: Advanced ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively and in a succinct manner; outstanding verbal, written, and presentation abilities; ability to ask thoughtful questions to gain insights, listen, and understand other perspectives
  • Coaching: Ability to encourage, motivate, and guide individuals and teams in learning and improving effectiveness
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Advanced ability to use a broad range of methods, assumptions, frameworks, and perspectives when solving problems and making decisions
  • Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Advanced project planning and management experience, including the ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1–2 years), and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the business plan
  • L&D Policies, Standards, and Procedures: Knowledge of and ability to use industry and organization standards, procedures, and policies relevant to staff learning and development
  • Adult Learning: Theory and Practice: Advanced experience in applying concepts and practices of adult learning to meet the dynamic needs of the business
  • Learning Needs Analysis: Advanced experience in assessing competency gaps and identifying what people need to learn for successful individual and organizational performance
  • Training Delivery: Ability to effectively deliver or facilitate training in face-to-face and virtual instructor led sessions

Required: Minimum of 10 years of related experience, with minimum 5 years of leadership experience and minimum 1 year of experience facilitating / delivering learning solutions

 

Preferred: Experience in the areas of learning, talent, HR, or comparable areas; experience in applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the business unit / function served (e.g., TA, PM, ClinOps, etc.)

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COMPANY INFORMATION

Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.

JOB INFORMATION

Seniority Level:
Director / VP
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Base Salary:
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