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Director of Commercial Learning and Development



Chicago, IL, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022

Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics?

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup; however, computer technology has had limited impact in healthcare. With the expansion of multi-modal healthcare data and recent advancements in AI, that’s about to fundamentally change. Tempus is a healthcare technology company at the forefront of that change to leverage data to improve patient lives.

Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world data to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians. Our data empowers researchers to better characterize and understand disease, and to drive better outcomes through precise, individualized care.

We built Tempus to collect, structure, and organize data from disparate data silos into a comprehensive dataset to accelerate the pace of innovation and discovery in healthcare. And now we are looking for a Manager/Director of Commercial Learning and Development to join our rapidly growing Learning and Development team. The primary role of the Director is to work closely with the Head of Strategy, Operations and Enablement to create and lead the development of a sales training strategy, resource requirements, and plan for field execution. This role will be responsible for the development, guidance, and/or execution of product core curriculum, new hire, and ongoing training to enable the US sales team. In collaboration with functional leaders in Marketing, Medical Affairs, L&D, People Team and IT counterparts you will explore and successfully implement the curricula in various training modalities (e.g., mobile devices, AR/VR, audio, video, interactive experiences, and gamification).


  • Owning the overall strategy and operational execution of the commercial learning and development organization. Includes defining independent strategies across people, processes, and technologies/infrastructure.
  • Hiring, building, and supporting a commercial learning and development team
  • Working across individual commercial business units to ensure the commercial training and development of their sales teams.
  • Engaging with medical affairs and marketing to ensure that the commercial learning and development infrastructure can be used to enable their independent training and development efforts.
  • Analyzing business needs for future development, aligning L&D activities with the commercial strategy, creating and implementing the L&D strategy, and ensuring budget to execute the strategy.


  • Possess a very positive attitude and an understanding of the dynamics involved with organizational growth and change
  • Multi-dimensional in abilities to work on simultaneous tasks, work cross-team and at different levels of the organization, whether internal or external relationships to the organization.
  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated, flexible to changes in an ever changing dynamic environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, good attention to detail, time management skills and personal initiative.
  • Exceptional human relations skills to coordinate the accomplishment of tasks through other people.
  • Outstanding oral presentation skills.
  • Highly developed written skills, the ability to produce documents for dissemination both inside and outside the organization for presentations, technical briefs and scientific publications.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of the following computer software programs: Goggle suites and Microsoft office
  • Training delivery within the biotechnology, diagnostics and pharmaceutical industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.
  • 10 years in healthcare, technology, or lab related field, 5yrs of senior leadership
  • experience preferred.
  • Remote based with the ability to travel required
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience in creating training plans, curricula, and material in various modalities, preferably in the life sciences and/or pharma/biotech industry
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage complex projects with resources across functional teams, including vendors
  • Strong analytical, technical and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Experience as Sales Force Effectiveness, System management, reporting development and experience in project definition and analysis
  • Must be an exemplary team player that can work effectively with colleagues at all levels within the organization.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.