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Associate Director Medical Affairs Learning
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Function/Business Area
Medical & Clinical
Process Optimization & Training
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Associate Director, Medical Affairs Learning (Global)

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.

Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.

We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.

Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About the job:

The Global Associate Director, Medical Affairs Learning is responsible for identifying and addressing Astellas learning needs for Medical Affairs globally, including processes and operating models, to collaborate and partner with MA Functions to lead training initiatives. Accountable for contributing to establishing and maintaining a learning culture which promotes excitement for lifelong learning across the Medical Affairs community. Drives a global training curriculum for MA colleagues for their professional growth by prioritizing and managing curriculum design, content development and execution.

Overall Responsibilities:

Drive the MA Training Strategy and collaborate with stakeholders to:

  • Proactively identify opportunities to enhance the Medical Affairs training curricula and improve standards for development and implementation of training solutions
  • Identify training requirements that are needed to support business processes and initiatives; address training gaps that are identified
  • Ensure Medical Affairs colleagues, globally, are trained on Astellas processes, as appropriate

Leads MA Training Needs Assessments, Strategy, Design and Implementation:

  • Assess and proactively identify training opportunities to enhance current and new training curricula; support new disease state and Digital excellence training initiatives, collaborate with HR and focus on role-based training for MA Colleagues.
  • Drive the enhancement strategy for the MA New Hire onboarding program to continually enhance the MA New Hire experience for colleagues and hiring managers.
  • Oversee Vendor Management through selection and project timeline - (i.e., manage training vendor assessment (including costs), selection and oversight, when needed, to ensure optimal supervision towards development of training programs and materials that achieve training goals)

Technology & Reporting:  Leads the effort to assess, recommend and implement new instructional technologies to drive successful training programmes (real time and virtual) globally:

  • Support the Digital Excellence team and collaborates on development of a Training Matrix for MA owned systems.
  • Collaborate with Digital Excellence team to set standards and execution strategy for new and existing system enhancements.
  • Enhance and drives digital communication tools to promote learning and networking opportunities within MA globally.

Essential experience required:

  • Demonstrable presentation, training, and teaching skills experience
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic planning, execution and adult training and education
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and proven utilization of training build (design, development) and delivered utilizing adult learning principles within a LMS environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated high level of competence with MS Office applications.  Ability to learn new systems and software rapidly - strong IT skillset.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design software (Articulate, Camptasia, etc.)
  • Excellence collaboration and communication skills to facilitate team discussions and drive optimal team performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and facilitations skills in leading training initiatives


  • Demonstrated proficiency in identifying and maintaining and monitoring an LMS / training system, databases to meet changing technology, business and regulatory environment.
  • People management experience.
  • Project Management experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, either BA or BS

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.