Manager, Technical Training

Kite Pharma
El Segundo, CA, United States
Nov 05, 2020
Administration, Training
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with training experience to join us as a Manager for the Technical Training Team. The individual in this position will be responsible for the Commercial Manufacturing Training Program including direct supervision of a team of Technical Trainers, coordinating all training related activities for the Manufacturing group, collaborations with key personnel in other departments to ensure proper implementation of Kite policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Establish overall training program and documentation

Manage the development and improvement of the overall training program

Align site training program with corporate and compliance training teams

Interaction with various site functions

Supervision of Technical Trainers

Participation on the Manufacturing Leadership Team

Create training materials

Deliver, document, and track training activities per applicable Standard Operating Procedures

Create training scenarios and presentations including, but not limited to: hands-on simulated scenarios, presentations regarding procedures, job expectations and regulatory requirements, and general information intended to expedite development of Manufacturing Personnel

Create, update, and modify curricula according to job roles

Coordination, creation, and revision of qualifications

Lead and/or coordinate technical training facilitation and qualification

Schedule trainers, rooms, and resources

Perform technical training as needed

Schedule other required training (GMP, HR, EHS, etc.)

Assist with tracking and utilization of GxP Learn

Provide regular updates to Management on the Manufacturing Training program status and initiatives

Prepare and communicate monthly Manufacturing training metrics

Perform compliance self- audits, as required

Assist in change controls, CAPA's, and deviations as required in collaboration with Site Manufacturing Technology and MSAT groups

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 5+ years of experience in training, manufacturing, cGMP, pharmaceutical/biotechnology OR
  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience in training, manufacturing, cGMP, pharmaceutical/biotechnology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a training coordinator and/or training role
  • Previous experience working with a Learning Management System
  • Ability to relay technical information in a concise and simple format for trainees
  • Possess good interpersonal and strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented with good organizational skills
  • Ability to mentor staff
  • Possess the ability to multitask and work independently or in a team environment with minimum supervision
  • Assumes total accountability for assigned duties
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software applications, specifically MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous leadership experience is desired.

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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