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Head of Training

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Dependent on experience
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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We are currently looking for a Head of Training to join a leading life sciences company based in the Hertfordshire area. As the Head of Training you will be responsible for defining and leading the delivery of the training programmes across the company. This is a newly created role within the business and encompasses compliance and technical training which includes analysis of current state, proposing and supporting cross-functional business transformation programmes and activities aimed at improving our training programme and retention of employees.


Your duties as the Head of Training will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Reporting to the Business Excellence Director, the incumbent will be tasked with leading the implementation of complex cross-functional projects focussed on a collaborative working style with the aim to achieve sustainable solutions to ensure training requirements are achieved in line with the business objectives & regulatory commitments.

2. The Head of Training must be able to quickly understand site systems and processes to identify and propose opportunities for improvement. They should be a self-starter with an action-oriented and collaborative mindset with a demonstrated track record of forming productive, trust-based relationships and change management with colleagues at all levels.

3. The incumbent shall also manage the training team, plan, direct, and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of employees with a particular focus on improving and accelerating training of employees within the Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering and EH&S areas.

4. Define and create frameworks that, when applied, help to focus thought and action in a more systematic and structured way to lead to increased performance and create an environment of change for improvement. Define technical ladders and career development pathways, communicate and manage these with the Operations business partners. Define and refine key processes and ensure they are executed with daily discipline.

5. Enhancement of continuous improvement and process management skills throughout the organisation. (once the basics are sorted, identify enhancements / continued improvement across all areas of the business / leading by example and collaborating to encourage creative thinking and challenging the status quo / changing the mindset)

6. Identify opportunities to remove complexity from internal processes with an aim to optimise operational performance to implement processes that are internally efficient, locally responsive, and globally adaptable.

7. Create training and education to support change management process implementation as part of continuous improvement journey. Establish standardisation with excellent training programmes and processes, lead by example with efficient and effective process implementation for the day-to-day management of improved training programmes.

8. Establish and lead cross functional programmes with the aim of improving quality (right-first-time), reducing effort, and reducing resources. Using change techniques in support of major initiatives; establish a pattern of executive sponsorship (communicate / buy in / support) ; and building future capability and capacity whilst ensuring sustainability for the organisation long term.

9. Work in collaboration with the Business Excellence Management team and the to Learning and Development Lead to implement effective strategies and processes to improve capabilities, reduce costs and/or increase revenue. Ensuring the processes are consistently understood across the organisation, aligning costs, creating a culture of excellence and incentivise continuous improvement

10. Support the improvement and effectiveness of site Learning Management Systems. Mentor and develop junior members of the organisation. Develop and appropriately communicate, to all levels of the organisation, metrics to monitor organisational effectiveness with regard to training compliance, technical skills and capabilities.

11. Flexibility in style and technique to tailor to the audience.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Head of Training we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Educated to degree level or equivalent, experience of working in Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment an advantage. In addition, you will have formal training or qualification in a training related subject. You will also have a track record of experience in Training Management.

2. An ability to support projects of varying complexity across multiple departments and disciplines within an environment of rapid change is essential.

3. Excellent communication and persuasive skills with the ability to influence positive change management through awareness, understanding, acceptance and engagement. Objectivity and open-minded, entrepreneurial and an out of the box thinker. Self-driven, autonomous, strong results orientation.
Experienced in stakeholder relationship development and management.

Key Words: Head of Training | Training Management | Stakeholder management |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
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0203 910 2980
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