Head of Training (Pharmaceutical Company) – Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Job Description


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Human Resources, or related field (Master’s preferred)
Proven experience in a senior training role, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry
Strong background in developing and implementing successful training programs, particularly in sales, marketing, and leadership development
Excellent knowledge of modern training techniques, tools, and best practices, including e-learning and blended learning approaches
Experience in managing teams, budgets, and stakeholder relationships

Skills & Attributes:

Exceptional leadership and people management skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
Ability to influence and engage at all levels within the organisation
Passionate about continuous learning and professional development

Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategic Development and Leadership:

Design and execute the strategic plan for the training academy in alignment with company objectives
Lead and develop the training team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth
Collaborate with department heads and stakeholders to identify training needs and ensure the curriculum meets current and future business requirements

Curriculum Development and Implementation:

Oversee the development of a comprehensive, multi-tiered training curriculum focusing on sales excellence, marketing strategies, operational efficiencies, and leadership development
Ensure the training content is relevant, up-to-date, and tailored to the pharmaceutical industry, incorporating best practices and innovative learning solutions

Training Delivery and Facilitation:

Manage the delivery of training programs, ensuring they are executed to a high standard and meet learning objectives
Facilitate high-impact training sessions and workshops for various levels within the organisation, including senior leadership

Evaluation and Improvement:

Implement robust methods for evaluating training effectiveness, including participant feedback, assessment results, and business impact metrics
Continuously improve the training programs based on feedback and evolving business needs, ensuring the academy remains at the forefront of industry standards

Stakeholder Management and Communication:

Maintain strong communication channels with all stakeholders, providing regular updates on training initiatives, progress, and outcomes
Foster positive relationships with external partners, including educational institutions and training providers

Resource and Budget Management:

Manage the training budget effectively, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently to maximise return on investment
Oversee the selection and procurement of training materials, technologies, and external training services