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Covance Inc.

Learning Consultant

Covance Inc. - Chicago, IL

Learning Consultant




Job #663989689

Job Overview

The Learning Consultant supports and facilitates learning and development activities for a defined client base within an organization or function, and supports the design and execution of the learning plan to achieve business results. The role supports the Learning Partners in the execution of the L&D strategythrough consulting and delivery on appropriate learning solutions.S/he interacts with and influences low to mid-level managers and supervisors to understand business goals and performance needs, develops and executes learning plans aligned to the broader organization or function’s business strategy, and routinely engages with key stakeholders to ensure learning solutions continue to support and positively drive desired outcomes. Additionally s/hesupports Change Management objectives by promoting a culture of change leadership.Success in this role depends on the candidate’s ability to collaborate with leaders in the business, other Learning Partners and Consultants, as well as work cross-functionally to act as a partner and point of contact for the business’ performance needs and communicate them to support design and delivery of learning solutions.

Effectively establish, deepen and sustain key relationships with low to mid-level managers and supervisors to understand their business needs and related performance gaps, provide oversight and analysis when defining requirements, and demonstrate an understanding of processes and methodology in order to provide appropriate learning solutions

Collaborate with stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes; provide feedback and coaching on issues related to learning programs and policies

Identify performance needs and gaps and facilitate delivery of learning solutions to the business, when appropriate

Monitor, analyze, interpret, and report internal trends; make recommendations for learning solutions, as appropriate

Remain current on learning and development related tools, techniques, strategies and practices in order to provide relevant, informed consultative advice to clients; share leading learning practices with teams and stakeholders

Ensure successful learning outcomes by supporting the identification and translation of the client’s learning needs into a defined learning strategy and implemented solutions

Act as a liaison between the Learning Content & Delivery function and stakeholders to ensure alignment with learning needs; Ensure learning solutions created meet the requirements of the client; Identify alternate non-training solutions when appropriate

Design, development and deliver training and/or support local SMEs providing training, as needed

Understand feedback provided by Learning Content & Delivery on the overall success of the learning solutions; Interpret and discuss feedback with stakeholders, and monitor impact and cost-effectiveness of learning solutions; Suggest improvements to further enhance learning program effectiveness and sustainability.

Report timely feedback on learning effectiveness to the business and communicate suggestions for improvement

Document needs for customization or localization of learning programs

Review interim/unplanned learning activities and requests; make appropriate recommendations

Develop and maintain dashboards on engagements – tracking functional area spend; resource usage; compliance to SLAs; progress against objective


Required: Bachelor’s degree

Leadership: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques to gain the cooperation and support of others; ability to lead by example and foster collaborative relationships

Influencing: Ability to partner, collaborate, and impact decisions within and outside the organization

Creative Thinking: Demonstrated skill in applying tools and techniques for grasping new concepts, acquiring new ways of seeing things, and revising ways of thinking and patterns of behavior

Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated skill in applying approaches, tools, and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner

Oral and Written Communications: Ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively and in a succinct manner; advanced verbal, written, and presentation abilities; ability to ask thoughtful questions to gain insights, listen, and understand other perspectives

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Ability to use a broad range of methods, assumptions, frameworks, and perspectives when solving problems and making decisions

Planning: Tactical, Strategic: Project planning and management experience, including the ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1–2 years), and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the business plan

L&D Policies, Standards, and Procedures: Knowledge of and ability to use industry and organization standards, procedures, and policies relevant to staff learning and development

Adult Learning: Theory and Practice: Experience in applying concepts and practices of adult learning to meet the dynamic needs of the business

Learning Needs Analysis: Experience in assessing competency gaps and identifying what people need to learn for successful individual and organizational performance

Training Delivery: Ability to effectively deliver or facilitate training in face-to-face and virtual instructor led sessions

Change Leadership: Ability to model change leadership and facilitate development of change leadership competency in others


Required: Minimum of 6 years of related experience, with minimum 3 year of experience facilitating / delivering learning solutions

Preferred: Experience in the areas of learning, talent, HR, or comparable areas; experience in applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the business / function served applicable technical/professional areas pertinent to the business unit / function served (e.g., TA, PM, ClinOps, etc.)

Preferred: Strong business acumen, excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills

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Updated 05/12/2018

13 days

Covance Inc.


Learning Consultant Covance Inc. - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 12,000 employees worldwide.