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A Learning and Development Lead is required on a PERMANENT basis by CareerWise Recruitment for our Limerick based Biopharmaceutical Client. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of the Human Resources Team for the startup of a greenfield manufacturing site. Our client is currently constructing a Next Generation Biotech Drug Substance Manufacturing Facility in Limerick, Ireland. This facility will be our client's most technically advanced manufacturing site and will include next-generation manufacturing technologies and advanced data collection and analysis platforms that will deliver improvements in safety and quality, and increased productivity and process performance.

Role of this position

The Lead - Learning and Development role (note: this is an individual contributor role) will play a key part in the Limerick HR Team, in this role you need to:
  • Be effective at building a network within the business, collaborating at all levels, at times in an informal manner, to drive initiatives/decisions/change while setting up the L&D structure for the new site
  • Act as first point of contact for managers and employees and provide guidance, solutions and support on L&D programmes and initiatives
  • Drive the ongoing development, growth and execution of the L&D site strategy and capabilities
  • Own, deliver and further develop our internal L&D programme content
  • Deliver global leadership development programmes. Point of contact for site with global leadership development colleagues
  • Collaborate to drive and influence internal L&D process improvements that impact results
  • Contribute to site wide employee engagement, culture and wellbeing initiatives
  • Develop/enhance the Limerick HR induction program
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning interventions and other related initiatives
  • Provide L&D Metrics / analytics that support the business setup and the long-term success of the site
  • Engage with external partners where necessary to ensure company values and high levels of excellence are achieved
  • Work with external vendors on invoicing and related administration
  • During the setup phase, you may also support other activities within the HR function
  • Be flexible to assist HR team as required with ad hoc projects/duties as required


  • 3rd level Hons Degree in relevant discipline
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a manufacturing L&D environment
  • Professional qualification in Organizational Psychology/Training/Learning and Development/Human Resource development essential
  • Training delivery and evaluation (previously Train the Trainer QQI Level 6) or equivalent
  • Psychometric qualification an advantage
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment favourable
  • Professional membership of relevant bodies (CIPD, IITD, PSI, BPS etc) favourable
  • Demonstrated previous oversight of L&D activities and metrics
  • Experience of delivering to diverse audiences and tailoring approaches
  • Experience in SuccessFactors or Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Experienced user of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint)

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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