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Director/Associate Director, Training Full-time

at TRIS PHARMA INC in New Jersey (Published at 10-11-2018)

Director/Associate Director, Sales Training and Development

Founded in 2000, Tris Pharma, Inc. (www.trispharma.com) is a technology driven, specialty pharmaceutical company. With our intense focus on application of physical chemistry in the biological systems, coupled with the requirements of manufacturing and market demands, we have grown our employee base over 250% in the past three years. Specifically, we are engaged in research, development, and manufacturing of both OTC and Rx branded products and specialty generic products. Our mission is to understand the science driving the delivery of drugs into the human body; develop and bring to market products that add value to our customers and patients and provide a benefit to our company, employees and society at large.

We truly believe that to innovate and to set us apart, we will need the most talented and tenacious minds. Accordingly, we are always looking for people who are open to challenges, learning-oriented and want to make a difference in their environment. If you want to be a part of a growing, high energy, learning-oriented company and are willing to work hard, we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting time for Tris as we build and expand our Commercial team in support of our ADHD product portfolio.

We are seeking a Training and Development professional to be responsible for developing and implementing a best in class Training Capability for the Sales Team and strategically aligning training strategies and content to support organizational goals. The incumbent serves as the lead point-person and training Subject Matter Expert (SME) for both the field sales force and assigned secondary customers (i.e., Brand and Marketing Teams, etc.) She/he collaborates closely with internal and external business partners to ensure and define a strategic vision/plan for Commercial training and development.


  • Responsible for the development, assessment, implementation and evaluation of product and brand related sales training tools, workshops, one-on-one sessions and group presentations for new and existing company products in order to establish a best in class Training Capability for the Commercial Sales Team

  • Facilitates and conducts training curricula, workshops and presentations for all brand outreach initiatives including, but not limited to: Product Launches, New Hire Training, Plan of Action (POA) Meetings, One-on-Ones and Group Presentations, etc.; Collaborates closely with sales management to play a proactive role in the mentoring, coaching and development of sales representatives, as needed

  • Evaluates current materials and refines, as needed, to ensure compliance with, among others, label updates and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations; Oversees training material and curriculum development that enhances representative skill building and supports brand strategy

  • Liaises with field sales management, commercial management and other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Medical, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Managed Care, etc. ) to periodically assess field training needs; Stays current on the latest clinical information related to company therapeutic areas and competitive products, legal, managed care and regulatory requirements, etc.

  • Collaborates closely with external vendors, as appropriate, to identify programs and resources to meet/exceed sales training objectives; Manages and oversees vendors and projects to meet/exceed project and learning goals and to optimize timing and budgetary requirements


Bachelors degree AND minimum 7 years sales experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry (minimum 2 years in a pharmaceutical Sales Training or a Regional Training position).

  • Excellent presentation skills and a proven track record of delivering successful pharmaceutical sales training and presentations REQUIRED
  • Ability to influence without direct authority REQUIRED
  • Pharmaceutical sales management experience PREFERRED
  • Experience working in a start-up pharmaceutical environment PREFERRED

Tris Pharma, Inc. offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. Tris Pharma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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