Associate Director, Hematology Commercial Learning and Development

Working from Home
Dec 29, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Commercial organization supports our global sales and marketing efforts around the world. Our global sales force continues to solidify the company’s commercial presence in the United States and Europe and is rapidly growing in other regions, such as Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Associate Director, Hematology Commercial Learning and Development


As a trusted advisor and program lead, you will play a critical role in partnering and collaborating with Sales Leadership, Brand, Compliance, Market Access, Medical and others to translate key sales and business strategies into training programs and resources aimed at driving sales effectiveness, productivity and consistency across the team.

As the Commercial Learning and Development Hemophilia Lead you will:

  • Provide strategic planning, leadership, and direction as it relates to the complex learning needs of a diverse multi-functional Commercial field team.
  •  As a subject matter expert in the Hemophilia space, you will work closely with Sales and Marketing leadership to ensure field teams are enabled to meet all commercial pre-launch and launch objectives for ROCTAVIAN.
  • Be accountable for the evaluation, planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive training plan, which includes new hires, existing Account Managers (AM), Therapy Account Managers (TAM), and Sales Leadership.
  • Identify training needs, assess current capabilities of both training programs and AMs, conduct current training GAP analysis, and benchmarking to provide solutions and guidance.
  • Understand the total office selling process across all different types of staff and stakeholders and can model “what good looks like”
  • Design and deliver training resources and workshops that enables translation of Marketing Strategy into field execution.
  • Have experience with customer management platforms – demonstrated ability to use the system, pull data from the system and analyze for business and training insight
  • Own the entire field effectiveness process from identifying gaps between field execution and strategy, and to design, develop and implement of solutions.
  • Train on disease and product
  • Be responsible for budget management
  • Comply with Compliance guidelines and requirements

Additional expectations:

  • Stay current on market/competitive trends and industry "best practices"
  • Lead and participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals
  •  Demonstrate continual improvement in commercial processes
  • Genuinely like helping others and have a service-oriented mindset
  • Work in a fast-paced, agile environment and love building new and innovative programs from beginning to end
  • Apply principles of adult learning techniques and stay current on application in remote, live and hybrid environments


List the major responsibilities of the job.

  • Lead the design, development and delivery of training materials where appropriate
  • Subject Matter Expert in Hemophilia
  • Project manage activities, and timelines
  • Facilitate training on product, disease and other skill development as needed
  • Handle ad hoc training requests from customers
  • Work side by side and cross functionally with other CLD Brand Leads
  • Evaluate curriculum for continuous improvement for BioMarin Commercial working closely with Leadership
  • Facilitate the learning process via workshops, webinars, conference calls, 1:1 meetings and written communications
  • Work with cross-functional teams to set objectives for continuous improvement of effectiveness; message delivery, knowledge and skill building, etc.
  • Liaise with vendors, internal and external partners and provide appropriate training management where necessary
  • Provide on-going training on policies and procedures, as needed
  • Collaborate with all team members and partners
  • Handle additional projects as necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 10+ years of progressive biotech experience and ability to develop the competencies required to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience in the Hemophilia/Hematology field necessary
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in biotech sales training (Hemophilia/Hematology necessary)
  • Training certifications a plus


  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Home Office/Corporate Office experience a plus
  • Ability to accurately evaluate and assess complex processes; identify possible solutions and drive to resolution
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and outside professionals, many of which are at Executive level
  • Working in a corporate environment successfully with multiple stakeholders in a virtual world
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Disease and product expert
  • Team-oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative problem solver
  • Can persuade and influence others; manage conflict appropriately
  • Passionate about learning and able to share/communicate that passion with others
  • Can juggle multiple projects at once
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Organizationally savvy
  • Sense of urgency
  • Technically proficient including use of the iPad, PowerPoint and Excel, MS Team

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all incoming employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.