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Associate Director, Training

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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Administration, Training
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Associate Director, Training


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Commercial Training, Oncology is responsible for the development of all product, disease state and competitive landscape training for all field personnel within the Oncology Portfolio. This role is the primary facilitator for classes, pull through of learning programs and skills training for field leadership and sales specialists.

Job Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Coordinate and execute the delivery of field force training programs for the Oncology commercial team(s)
  • Assess employees’ skills, talents, performance and productivity and prepare written evaluations with advice for improvement
  • Oversee the training in all key areas of Oncology training operations, including order training materials, stocking, and shipping training materials
  •  Research new training materials and supplies that might enhance our training procedures and provide value to our employees
  • On-board new hires and assign them to training sessions
  • Identify future training needs and create curriculum to facilitate that training
  • Search for gaps in training material or content that should be filled to ensure a best-in-class training experience
  • Contribute to the design, development, and analysis of training across functions and support efforts that drive improvements in field force effectiveness

• Work closely with the HR team and the Training and Development Lead to maintain and deliver training content via the following platforms:

o IPSEN Global Learning Platform (iLearn LMS)

o ACTO rapid eLearning development and deployment

o ACTO iPad application

o Virtual Classroom

• Monitor program budgets and upwardly manage project scope as needed

• Supply feedback and insights from training sessions to the Training and Development Lead to inform the design of future training programs

Abilities, Experiences and Qualifications

  • BA/BS is required; advanced degree is a plus
  • At least 5 years of sales training experience; with at least 3 years being with pharmaceuticals / biotech
  • Strongly prefer candidates with Oncology experience, ideally solid tumor
  • Ideally experience with pharmaceutical sales and/or commercial operations including serving as a pharmaceutical sales rep or sales operations
  • Ideally experience with or knowledge of specialty pharma (oncology, neuroscience, rare disease) and buy & bill
  • Ability to work in a hybrid arrangement, including a mix of in-office and remote based working


IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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