Sr. Manager, Training Life Technologies -Carlsbad CA United States

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Sr. Manager, Training Life Technologies -Carlsbad CA United States

Sr. Manager, Training Life Technologies -Carlsbad CA United States

Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE) is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. The company was created from the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems in November of 2008.

Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. LIFE’s systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better.

With annual sales in excess of $3 billion, LIFE employs approximately 9,000 people in more than 100 countries and possesses a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of approximately 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses.

Life Technologies is a publicly traded company trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol LIFE. For more information on how we are making a difference please visit Life Technologies on the web .

Senior Learning and Development Manager

Position Summary

Life Technologies has a new opening for a Senior Learning and Development Manager in Carlsbad, CA.

The position reports to the Head of Learning & Development and is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of strategic and tactical leadership, manager and individual training programs for Life Technologies employees.

The Senior Learning and Development Manager plays a key leadership role in supporting the global Learning & Development function in assessing, developing and delivering global learning and development solutions. These solutions, which include offering best-in-class trainings and development processes, are key to building our competitive advantage by developing employees into global leaders and skilled professionals.


Development and implementation of training programs needed to meet the learning objectives of the organization which align with business strategy and corporate initiatives. Collaborate with leaders to understand ongoing needs, align training curriculums to address needs, and strive for continuous improvement and upgrades to existing courses.


8-10 years of successful experience as a Learning and Development Specialist in a corporate environment, and/or Human Resources Generalist experience, with significant program management experience in leadership and professional learning programs as well as on-boarding or new hire orientation processes.

Bachelor’s degree in Training and Development, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Adult Education or a related field is required. Masters degree preferred.

Five (5) years experience in curriculum development and instructional design with an emphasis on classroom and web-based training using instructional design methods.

Robust experience with instructional design theory and methods, content development, and program evaluation; must be able to effectively employ various facilitation techniques, utilize multiple delivery options; and leverage measurement and evaluation theory and methods.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate training to large groups of employees at all levels of the organization on a variety of professional development content areas.

Advanced knowledge of adult learning theories and concepts, as well as demonstrated ability to translate content from subject matter expertise into instructional content, by writing textual descriptions, and developing innovative ways to impart complex concepts to learners, through effective facilitation.

Candidates must be effective at facilitating training sessions with the ability to engage audiences at all levels, including in person, via Webinar, streaming video or other means.

Experience conducting organizational level, program level, and individual level needs analysis to identify learning and development needs and target program development.

Subject matter expertise in leadership content and instructional design methodologies to design and develop leadership development programs for executive and managerial audiences.

Must bring systems thinking/ strategic perspective to training and development to effectively develop program curriculum, as well as individual programs.

Experience in eLearning processes and technologies are desirable.

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