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Sr. Manager, Sales Training

Company: Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Location: Bothell
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:


The Manager/Senior Manager of Sales Training will work in partnership with the business to define capability priorities and lead the execution of agreed projects across the full end-to-end learning cycle with the ultimate aim of equipping employees with the specific capabilities that enable them to add value and drive competitive advantage for the organization.


  • Conduct learning needs assessment in collaboration with the business to clearly understand and define the capability gaps
  • Work with business Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to agree on target training populations, craft precise learning objectives and clearly define the evaluation mechanisms and measures of success
  • Define the most effective learning mix (i.e., instructor led, e-Learning, blended learning, social learning) for the agreed target audience, applying the 70/20/10 principles and good instructional design within each learning project
  • Broker resources and/or capabilities across the function and business to develop agreed solutions, i.e., Center of Excellence support, partnering with business subject matter experts, technical workplace trainers. This includes interfacing with the external supply base where appropriate
  • Act as project owner and content manager for all sales curriculum requiring promotional review and approval by legal/regulatory/compliance
  • Ensure learning and development solutions are developed and deployed using global frameworks, standards, systems and processes. This includes curriculum solutions for all national and regional sales meetings and all phases of sales training
  • Support the delivery/facilitation of learning and development interventions where appropriate.
  • Ensure the effective delivery and deployment of enterprise/business unit-wide solutions and offerings, i.e., business skills curricula within area of responsibility
  • Support the development, deployment and maintenance of required local capability curricula, i.e., technical and compliance curricula
  • Support the effective development, deployment and embedding of required capability models and frameworks within area of responsibility


    • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 5 years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a selling role
    • Preferred experience in a sales training role, either field-based or home office
    • Strong knowledge and experience of the end-to-end learning process, i.e., learning needs assessment, program design and delivery, and learning evaluation and assessment
    • Proven ability to interpret customer needs and translate these into a coherent program of work
    • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to think strategically and build strategic plans that drive business imperatives
    • Track record of project management skills and expertise across medium- to large-scale projects
    • Experience leading development initiatives, i.e., training, coaching, learning initiatives
    • The ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment with the need to manage constant change. The ability to deal with ambiguity ready to change gears and plans quickly
    • Ability to build relationships quickly and credibly
    • Experience working within a complex, matrixed environment

      As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

      Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

      Keywords: Seattle Genetics, Inc., Seattle, Sr. Manager, Sales Training, Executive, Bothell, Washington

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