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Pfizer Chief Learning Officer in Topeka, Kansas


Pfizer is focused on evolving its business strategy in all of its core functions including, but not limited to, R&D, further pursuing external science opportunities, Commercial, evolving its go-to-market model, and the overall Enterprise, evolving to new ways of working and streamlined processes. This change in focus requires a transformational learning and development organization to support the new business goals.

The Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is a transformational and experienced learning & development (L&D) leader who oversees all L&D programs within Pfizer. This leader will transform the learning and development experience through creative programs and content and will drive outcomes that enable Pfizer's goals.

At Pfizer, we are focused on cultivating every colleague's ability to explore, learn, and grow. The CLO is expected to shape the company's learning culture, set the L&D vision and goals, and design and deploy learning capabilities and tools to drive the skills, mindsets and capabilities that will help us perform well today and adapt in the future. The CLO is responsible forlearning methods that are experiential and on-demand, creating and curating content for an exceptional learning experience when and where it's needed.

The CLO is also charged with transforming learning to an agile and more strategic function. The successful candidate will create learning strategies, oversee their execution, and ensure that all programs align with Pfizer's Purpose Blueprint, business goals and values.

The CLO will report directly to the Chief Digital and Technology Officer.


  • Leads an enterprise learning and development organization, which is comprised of nearly 250 colleagues, and encourages, motivates, and leads the team to be their best

  • Leads the overall design, development, content, experience, platforms and delivery of learning and development across the enterprise

  • Oversees leadership development content and deployment of internal and leadership pathways that support Pfizer's values and behaviors

  • Develops the organization's learning culture and ensures the vision is shared at all levels

  • Shapes learning content and delivery based on Pfizer's Purpose Blueprint - including new models, products, audiences and skills to enable the business goals and principles, and enterprise/divisional needs

  • Upskills in key and critical areas including R&D, Marketing, Sales and Field Medical

  • Evolves our project-based way of working and leadership skills with learning content, skills and required accreditation for team leads and members

  • Creates effective strategies through identification and assessment of learning and development needs

  • Creates a learning strategy and roadmap of personalized, digitized and curated learning experiences that support current and future workforce skills and development needs as well as continually evolving the colleague experience.

  • Applies the latest learning technologies and ensures all colleagues have access to the resources they need to learn new skills and meet their performance goals

  • Develops and oversees relationships with external partners (e.g., content, instructional design, custom programs, platforms, etc.)

  • Facilitates and leads the Learning Council, comprised of leaders across Pfizer to ensure awareness, input and execution of learning and development strategies and programs

  • Evaluates and measures the effectiveness of learning programs and refines as needed

  • Responsible for learning management systems and other eLearning tools and their integration to other Pfizer systems as appropriate

  • Partners with key stakeholders across all levels to ensure learning solutions address business needs and drives towards desired outcomes.


  • Degree qualification: Bachelor's degree

  • 15 + years of relevant experience Leadership Development, Learning Program Development & Delivery, or related field

  • At least 10 years progressive experience in adult learning and eLearning

  • At least 5 years in a strategic leadership role

  • Creative visionary with a passion for learning and professional development and the ability to clearly articulate ideas and concepts

  • Transformational and Tactical Planning: Ability to lead operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years), and strategic (3-5 years) planning to drive tangible business outcomes

  • Track record of creating and leading successful teams

  • Strong collaborator, builds strategic relationships quickly across a highly matrixed organization, at all organizational levels

  • Can create an environment that encourages innovation

  • Able to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority

  • Can anticipate issues/needs and work proactively to address them

  • Possess high energy, a sense of urgency, creativity, and decisiveness; ability to work well under pressure and in ambiguous situations

  • High degree of professional maturity, presence, and emotional intelligence; can exercise sound judgment and is a resource for others

  • Ability to synthesize and make data-based recommendations

  • Demonstrates cultural competency

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills at all levels of the organization including the ability to quickly gain credibility with senior level management;

  • English fluency required

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


  • Advanced Degree

  • Agile knowledge, training or experience is a plus


  • Moderate travel expected given global nature of the role

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 24, 2023

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $254,400.00 to $424,100.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 30.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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