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Strategic Global Learning Manager

Waltham, Massachusetts, Hopkinton, Massachusetts


We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference everyday – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants. PerkinElmer is looking for a motivated, proven and experienced sales professional to expand our growth in the life science arena. If you are entrepreneurial and enjoy selling capital equipment by employing a consultative sales approach utilizing various organizational assets with the ability to understand scientific application and supporting technology than this is a great opportunity for you.

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  • Waltham, MA
  • Hopkinton, MA
Status Regular Job ID JR-010403

Reporting to the VP/GM Global Marketing & Commercial Enablement organization, the Strategic Global Learning Manager is responsible for establishing foundational training curriculum for global employees. Training curriculum is based on the specificities of their role, in partnership with leaders in the business segments and human resources. He/she establishes additional learning mechanisms to maximize best practice sharing and adoption. He/she ensures that the Commercial global employees benefit from the relevant development opportunities, based on aspirations, capabilities & organizational needs.  

Primary locations include: Waltham, MA, Hopkinton, MA, or Shelton, CT

Key Responsibilities:


  • In partnership with the Regions, identify the global foundational training requirements – soft & technical skills – for each Commercial job type.
  • Coordinate content production with the Segments, Functions & the HR Learning Team, and oversee strategic Field-related training vendor partnership globally.
  • Lead the global learning design approach to reach out to a widely dispersed multi-generational audience and partner with the HR Learning team to identify the best vehicles to maximize learning. Assist with the roll out & adoption of such tools.
  • Together with the segments and the HR Learning team, establish the global governance mechanisms to refresh training content and/or curriculum at the appropriate frequency.
  • Partner with Learning & Development / IT to automate curriculum completion in our Learning Management System.
  • Monitor quantity & quality of training delivered across the Commercial teams globally and work with the various stakeholders to improve where needed.

Strategic communication and best practice sharing and adoption

  • Review & drive any strategic communication of the Global Marketing & Commercial Enablement team related to processes, operating framework, guidelines, etc.
  • Collect Commercial best practices globally in areas such as forecast accuracy, tool usage, analytics usage, learning opportunity, marketing etc.
  • Showcase these practices to the relevant audience, across the globe.

Talent development opportunities

  • Partner with the Talent & Learning team to influence the criteria for global Commercial nominations to Corporate development programs & prioritize these nominations where needed
  • Identify any global development needs and partner with the relevant stakeholders to get them addressed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-10+ years' experience in Talent Development, HR, and/or operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progressive Learning Leader who understands the challenges of our Commercial teams, existing and future development needs, and knows how to solve challenges with a vastly distributed workforce.
  • 10+ years of education and experience in Global Learning, with a Commercial environment.
  • Proven expertise in adult-learning principles.
  • Strong global, multi-cultural leadership. Foster collaboration and teamwork in a complex, fast-paced, changing environment to deliver value-added results to the organization. Collaborate well with all PKI organizations.
  • Attract, develop and maintain top talent / performing teams. Execute management through coaching.
  • Commercial acumen – understand what is required to deliver an exceptional customer experience in any critical touchpoint i.e. sales, sales support, service etc.
  • Understand the adult-learning principles and how best to apply them most effectively across a multi-generation commercial workforce.
  • Knowledgeable about the appropriate vehicles to drive learning adoption for field-based employees.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication / presentation skills in verbal and written communications, following generally accepted rules of style and form.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and total rewards package
  • World-class benefits package and no waiting period for health benefits
  • Corporate location amenities include: Free Gym, Free Parking, full-service cafe
  • Amazing corporate culture that is collaborative and diverse
  • Opportunities for career mobility

Why PerkinElmer? Here are some of the ways we're helping to make a difference:

More effective medicines: Our technologies and expertise were instrumental in the development of 22 of the newest therapeutic drugs
Better treatments: Our advances in digital imaging technology are improving cancer treatment for over 1 million people every year
A cleaner and safer environment: Each year, our detection solutions are used to analyze approximately 2.25 billion air, water and soil samples—reducing the risk of contaminants
Healthier babies: Our neonatal and newborn screening technologies have helped screen 413 million babies worldwide for a variety of life-threatening diseases
More informed scientific decisions: We are leaders in informatics, providing over 2 million scientists worldwide with our electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) and software

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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