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Learning & Development Expert Consultant

Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Learning & Development Expert Consultant for a contract position till end of 2024 (with possibility for extension) based in Basel, Switzerland.

Creating a central Learning and Development (L&D) function is a strategic project that requires detailed planning, stakeholder engagement, and a deep understanding of current L&D practices. A consultant in this role would play a pivotal part in shaping the future of the organization's L&D landscape. The consultant will need to possess a blend of strategic thinking, analytical skills, and interpersonal abilities to navigate the complexities of integrating a central L&D function successfully. This role demands a proactive approach, with a focus on collaboration, adaptability, and a commitment to achieving excellence in L&D practices.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Current State Diagnosis:

  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of existing L&D practices, resources, and technologies.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) within the current L&D landscape.
  • Develop benchmarks against industry standards and best practices.

2. Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Map key stakeholders across the organization and establish a communication plan to engage them throughout the project.
  • Gather and analyze stakeholder insights to understand learning needs, preferences, and challenges.
  • Facilitate workshops and meetings to align stakeholders with the L&D vision and strategy.

3. Strategy Development:

  • Utilize the findings from the current state diagnosis and stakeholder engagement to develop a strategic plan for the central L&D function.
  • Define clear objectives, key results, and timelines for the integration of the centralized L&D function.
  • Identify required resources, technologies, and processes to support the L&D strategy.

4. Implementation Support:

  • Assist in the development of a roadmap for the implementation of the central L&D function.
  • Provide recommendations on the selection and deployment of L&D technologies and platforms.
  • Support the design and delivery of pilot L&D programs to test and refine the strategy.

5. Change Management:

  • Develop change management strategies to support the transition to a centralized L&D function.
  • Facilitate communication and training programs to ensure smooth adoption of new L&D processes and tools.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of the implementation, adjusting strategies as necessary to address challenges.

6. Continuous Improvement:

  • Establish metrics and evaluation processes to assess the effectiveness of L&D initiatives.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the organization.
  • Stay informed on L&D trends and innovations, and recommend enhancements to the L&D strategy.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor in HR or related disciplines, preferred Psychology or Industrial Organization
  • English (C1 level)

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