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Training and Talent Development Senior Manager

Location: New York, NY, United States

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About Us:
We set out to develop a health care innovation organization that could separate the background noise from what warrants investment in our highly complex, rapidly evolving marketplace lacking transparency to enable our pharmaceutical and biotech clients to make better decisions and flourish.
Today, ten years later, we are the preeminent U.S. market access oncology and specialty strategy partner, grounded in the structure and logic of the strategy consulting discipline, bolstered by our robust data set continuously enriched via our unequaled specialty access panel of the most highly influential access and value influencers in the U.S.
With a unique staffing model of highly structured and collaborative creative thinkers akin to an oncology and specialty think tank, we have increasingly come to be viewed as an influencer in our industry. At the interface of clinical, economic, and operational evolving needs, the Dedham Group has become the go-to resource for addressing the challenges faced by the worlds leading life sciences organizations.
Now, The Dedham Group is proud to be a part ofNorstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, The Dedham Group plays a key role helping commercial teams navigate the oncology space to get much-needed drugs to marketand helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient.
Job Description
About the role:
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Talent Development and Training Director to join our consulting business. In this role, you will play a critical role in developing and delivering comprehensive training programs to our consultants and employees. Your primary responsibility will be to equip our team members with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to excel in their roles and deliver exceptional client service. This role requires a deep understanding of consulting practices (preferably within the life sciences industry) and the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts. In short, you will be responsible for helping our staff understand what success looks like for each role within our company and develop trainings to help them achieve it.
  • Training Program Design & Implementation: Design, develop, and implement comprehensive training programs tailored to the needs of our consulting professionals. This includes developing a deep understanding of the requirements of each role within our organization, as well as developing a profound understanding of our organizations approach, models, and processes. You will identify related training needs, develop appropriate training materials, and implement effective training methodologies to ensure that our professionals understand their roles, responsibilities, and the unique methods, processes, and standards which are at the core of the Dedham way.
  • Soft Skills Development: Enhance the consulting skills of our team members by delivering training on communication, presentation, problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.
  • Training Delivery: Conduct engaging and interactive training sessions using a variety of instructional techniques, including presentations, workshops, case studies, simulations, role-plays, and e-learning modules. Adapt training delivery methods to accommodate different learning styles and preferences. Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Evaluation and Feedback: Assess the effectiveness of training programs through evaluations, feedback, and post-training assessments. Continuously improve training materials and delivery based on feedback received from participants and stakeholders.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with senior leaders and others to identify training needs, develop content, and deliver targeted training programs. Work closely with project teams to ensure the integration of training initiatives into client engagements.
  • Training Administration: Manage training logistics, including scheduling, room bookings, equipment setup, and participant registration. Maintain accurate records of training activities, attendance, and feedback.
  • And other duties as assigned.
The skills you bring to the table:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (instructional design, education, or related discipline). Advanced degree preferred.
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in consulting training and development, preferably in the life sciences consulting industry or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the consulting industry.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage and inspire participants.
  • Experience in instructional design and development of training materials using a variety of formats (e.g., PowerPoint, e-learning platforms, etc.).
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles and training methodologies.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple training initiatives simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred.
If you are passionate about training and development, have relevant experience in the consulting industry, and enjoy working in a collaborative and dynamic environment, we would love to hear from you.
Bonus points if you:
  • Reside in NYC or a commutable distance from our office
  • Have significant consulting training experience in the life sciences consulting space
Travel:Frequent travel to NYC office for in-person training
Location:NYC or commutable distance to NYC office


  • Medical and prescription drug benefits
  • Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts
  • Dental plans and vision benefits
  • Basic life and AD&D Benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Education benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Open Vacation Policy
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:
01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.
02: Integrity, Truth, Reality
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesnt. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.
03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.
04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance
We will persevere even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.
05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $200,000 to $220,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.
Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value peoples differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individuals abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.

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