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Job Title:  Director of Global Training -Sales and Professional Development

Req ID:  31224
Job Category:  Training & Development

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

As Director of Training for the Life Sciences business, you will own the development, implementation and management of comprehensive, integrated training strategies and programs that drive a learning culture in support of achieving business results. Consulting with functional leadership to understand business priorities, you will design learning and development programs accordingly. You will also collaborate with employees, business leaders and human resources partners to create individual development plans that support our succession plans.


This is a remote position can be based anywhere in the contiguous United States. Candidate must live within 1 hour of an international airport.


Travel required: 25% Domestic + 25% International  with the expectation to also travel to Corporate headquarters in Mentor, OH on a regular basis.


  • Conduct a periodic needs assessment including the input of relevant stakeholders and available information sources such as the Talent Assessment and performance appraisals to identify the full life-cycle training requirements of our sales, commercial and service teams. 
  • Make proposals to business leaders to define resulting training needs and initiatives.
  • Build knowledge and understanding of Life Sciences industry and Customers in order to deliver relatable/creditable training material.
  • Identify training initiatives that will reduce by a meaningful amount the assimilation time of new sales associates
  • Identify a metric and implement a tracking method to report on the success of these initiatives.
  • Assist/collaborate with Marketing to deliver product/application training, including coaching trainers to improve effectiveness of delivery.
  • Support the delivery of corporate leadership development programs targeted for selected sales or service leaders and individual contributor candidates identified in the Talent Assessment to support their movement to a leadership positions. 
  • Research/identify external training partners/resources to include in global training program curriculum and manage relationships with those outside resources. 
  • Collaborate with corporate Talent Development on LMS solution for housing training content, implementation of programs and tracking completion.
  • Perform periodic review to maintain and update curriculum to preserve its relevancy along with evaluating the quality of instructors and materials. 
  • Ensure that a means to measure transfer of learning and performance improvement are included in any offering where skill improvement can be measured.


Required Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. Training/Development, OD, HR, Business, Education)
  • 10+ years of hands on experience building and implementing development strategies and solutions with a focus on improving employee and leadership capability in a global company.
  • 15+ years training development & delivery.
  • Experience building a world class sales training program.

Preferred Experience

  • MBA Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. Training/Development, OD, HR, Business, Education)
  • Prior Sales experience, consultative/technical
  • Experience with global training.
  • In-depth understanding of traditional and modern training methods (including workshops, simulations, e-learning and coaching).
  • Experience building learning and development programs that drive business impact that is measurable.
  • Expertly trained in training and facilitation.
  • Experience working in the Life Sciences industry.

Skills/ Abilities

  • Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven, and collaborative global environment.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to influence across business leaders to secure priorities, direction and resources in a multiple-client environment.
  • Resourceful leader who is inquisitive and creative in developing training strategies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent platform presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to grasp and learn basic-to-complex scientific and technical information to the extent necessary to develop training tools.
  • A bias towards developing interactive, engaging training interventions that are relevant to multiple learning styles and a diverse generational STERIS workforce.
  • Coaches others for growth and development and to grow team impact.
  • Organized, identifies priorities and agile to shift direction or resources when needed.

What we offer:

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.  #LI-SA2


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  31224
Job Category:  Training & Development

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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