Sr. Director, Global Learning & Enablement at Moderna Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

Job Description:

The Role:
As Senior Director, Global Learning and Enablement, you will drive programs to accelerate the growth and development of Moderna's most valuable resource - our people. Our L&D function is scaling to support our expanding company, and you will partner in the design and development of the organization's learning strategy. This includes the development of high impact learning programs that cultivate and advance the caliber of leadership talent and harness the embodiment of Moderna's culture throughout the organization.

You will leverage your global experience in building and scaling learning, management and leadership development programs, to shape and define a learning vision, strategy, and plan to implement cutting edge learning solutions and systems that consider Moderna's strategic priorities and the current state of Moderna's managers and leaders. In addition, you will provide thought leadership in the development of a leadership model to be incorporated into all aspects of Moderna's people processes and programs.

This position requires a broad global perspective and the ability to lead with cultural aptitude and curiosity y across a diverse, global organization, as well as the ability to navigate the complex challenges of a rapidly scaling organization. You must be highly adaptable to change and demonstrate both the ability and flexibility to navigate between high level strategy and get-it-done tactical execution.

At Moderna, we work collaboratively as a team, we boldly strive for excellence, we are constantly curious and committed to ongoing learning and improvement, and we are relentless in our commitment to providing outstanding and valuable learning resources for our talented employees.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Provide thought leadership on the development of a leadership model to be incorporated into all aspects of Moderna's people processes and programs.

  • Shape and define learning vision, strategy, and plan to implement cutting-edge learning solutions and systems that consider Moderna's strategic priorities and the current state of Moderna's managers and leaders.

  • Be the strategic driver of our signature Moderna ONE onboarding program, and lead organizational, continuous improvement efforts to onboarding systems to increase "speed to productivity" for new hires across the enterprise.

  • Develop and deploy concurrent, highly visible learning programs that demonstrably improve leaders' and managers' abilities to build high-performing teams and drive organizational performance across the globe. Solutions may include formal learning programs, experiential learning assignments, assessments and feedback, coaching, etc.

  • Develop and implement communication plans that engage people in management & leadership development solutions.

  • Implement comprehensive evaluation strategies aligned to key talent metrics.

  • Develop a network of partners, building strong relationships: source, contract, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter and content experts, business partners, and vendors on the design of leadership development initiatives.

  • Develop executive coaching partnerships to provide individualized executive coaching, as required.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (Executive Leadership, HR Senior Leadership, and HR business partners) to ensure solutions are relevant, drive key business outcomes, align to key talent strategies, and reinforce the culture across the company.

  • Implement innovative technology solutions to drive a frictionless experience and improved accessibility of resources for managers & leaders across the globe.

  • Drive engagement and development at all levels of the organization and foster an environment of continuous learning to encourage career growth and succession readiness.

  • Work with the Senior Director of Culture and Belonging to ensure that all learning programs are equitably available to a diverse team of global employees and embed equity and belonging in each learning program.

  • Measure and articulate leadership and learning effectiveness and impact based on strategic alignment, overall organizational health, and key performance indicators, including engagement data.

  • Maintain leading edge knowledge of relevant tools, technologies, strategies, and best practices and champion innovative solutions that help drive business outcomes.

  • Conduct comprehensive needs analyses on a continuous basis, recognize emerging patterns, and provide recommendations to address gaps and/or potential opportunities.

  • Determine the balance between internal and external training resources and provide oversight for any external vendor relationships accordingly including budgets.

  • Provide ongoing visibility to HR Leadership and the Senior Executive Team.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's degree (MBA or Master of Science in Training and Development, Human Resources Development, Education, Organizational Psychology/Development or similar preferred)

  • Minimum 15 years' experience in building and scaling learning and management and leadership development programs for a global organization

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in leadership/management roles, including experience managing and motivating other managers.

  • Extensive knowledge of leadership, management, and executive development including management and leadership development programs, succession planning, assessments and executive coaching

  • Broad global perspective and the ability to lead with cultural awareness across a diverse, global organization

  • Track record of successfully driving large-scale global programs to completion within time and budget

  • Well-versed in digital learning, just-in-time/micro-learning, and blended learning strategies

  • Proficient in LMS and Talent Development technologies; previous experience using Workday is a plus

  • Knowledge of industry trends and the latest research

  • Proven track record of establishing a vision for learning and leadership development and building a high-quality portfolio of multiple learning programs that together achieve said vision

  • Ability to navigate the complex issues of a rapidly scaling organization and build the case for continued investment in learning and development

  • Specific experience overseeing well-reputed, innovative leadership and learning development programming

  • Highly adaptable to change; able to easily navigate between high level strategy and roll-up-sleeves tactical execution

  • Expert coaching and facilitation skills; experience advising C-suite executives

  • Experience developing KPI's and metrics and leveraging big data and analytics to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership and learning and development curriculum and programs

  • Extensive knowledge of leadership assessment methodologies, e.g., Hogan, DDI, Saville

  • Strategic thinker who also possess operational rigor and detail orientation

  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, adept at developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management and leadership from frontline managers to C-level executives; consultative and collaborative style that allows for influence without authority

  • Passion for learning and continuous improvement

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry highly preferred

  • Management consulting experience preferred

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches

  • Company-provided iPhone

  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass

  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes

  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave

  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave

  • Eligible for "Moderna Month" (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)

  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to

  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately

  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Voluntary legal assistance plan

  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)

About Moderna:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.