Learning Specialist

West Point, PA, US
May 14 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: TEC001233

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Learning Specialist supports and facilitates learning and development activities for a defined client base within an operation or function. The role supports Learning Leads and Sr. Learning Specialists in the execution of the L&D strategy through consulting and delivery on appropriate learning solutions. S/he interacts with and influences (first line) to mid-level managers to understand business goals and performance needs, participates in the development of plans and executes learning plans aligned to the business strategy. Success in this role depends on the candidate’s ability to collaborate with leaders in the business, Learning Leads, and other Learning Specialists, 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.

Reporting to the Learning Lead, the primary focus of the Learning Specialist is to:
  • Diagnose a client’s learning challenges and propose solutions
  • Design and develop necessary learning solutions to drive positive business results
  • Partner with Subject Matter Experts (SME) to develop training content
  • Leverage and strengthen the skills of SMEs to ensure effective training solutions and sustained results
  • Lead or be a member of a high performing team assigned to develop standard process for the organization
  • Effectively use metrics and measurement to ensure that learning solutions result in desired on-the-job behavior changes
  • Maintain compliant training curriculums and job codes in the area they support
  • Deliver Training if needed 
  • Applies team effectiveness skills, listening and integrating diverse perspectives from across the work group; contributes and adds value to the achievement of team goals.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Science, Engineering or another technical discipline
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a highly regulated industry (preferably biotech/pharmaceutical manufacturing)
  • Proven interpersonal skills, as well as very strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Design and Development of Training Programs
  • Facilitation and Presentation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Collaborative and a team player, able to develop rapport and credibility with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, when applicable, to drive sustained business results
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

 If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Technical Training
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 5
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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