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Life Technologies


Carlsbad, CA, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

5-10 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Sr. Manager - Organizational Development

About the Organization

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics. The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products. Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, GIBCO, Ambion, Molecular Probes products. Life Technologies had sales of $3.7 billion in 2011, employs approximately 10,400 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with approximately 4,000 patents and exclusive licenses. 


About the Job

Life Technologies has an opening for a Senior Manager, Organizational Development in Carlsbad, CA.  

The position reports to the Learning & Organizational Development Leader and is responsible for providing hands on leadership in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Company’s talent programs including succession planning, performance management, development initiatives, change management, organization design and effectiveness and employee engagement. 

The Senior Manager, Organizational Development plays a key leadership role in supporting the global Learning & Organizational Development function by developing and delivering solutions that drive organizational and individual performance to achieve key company strategies. The effective candidate will interact with and support key business units across the enterprise, and will build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with all areas of the Company. 

The role provides thought leadership as well as hands on application of talent and development initiatives.  In addition, this role will partner with business and HRG leaders to integrate solutions across learning and development, talent management and other organization development/change management initiatives in the business.


·         Collaborate with leaders to understand ongoing needs, align talent solutions to address needs, and strive for continuous improvement of organizational and individual performance  

·         Acts as organizational change partner with sponsors/champions for talent organizational strategies, understands and supports appropriate talent and development initiatives  

·         Leads the strategic delivery of organizational assessments, engagement and culture surveys, and supporting action oriented interventions  

·         Facilitate and track High Potential development learning plans across client group in consultation with HRGs    

·         Develop and deploy solutions based on deep understanding of business and talent needs 

·         Consult with business leaders regarding performance, organization and leadership programs to better identify and incorporate best practices into process and program design 

·         Conduct data analysis resulting from talent processes to further organization understanding and to align initiatives with business objectives and strategies 

·         Partner with internal and external subject matter experts to identify talent development resources to build individual and organizational capability

Job Requirements

·         8-10 years of successful experience as a Organizational Development Specialist in a corporate environment, and/or Human Resources Generalist experience, with significant program management experience in change or organizational development initiatives  

·         Partnering with business leaders and their HR partners to create the roadmap for change in key areas that have the need to build capability  

·         Ability to build trust and confidence with clients throughout the organization  

·         Masters degree in Training and Development, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior Human Resources, or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required  

·         Experience conducting organizational level, program level, and individual level needs analysis to identify learning and development needs and target program development 

·         Must bring systems thinking/ strategic perspective to effectively develop and deploy learning & organizational development programs 

·         Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication, as well as strong presentation skills with a variety of audiences. 

·         Exceptional project management skills, independent problem solving skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with others and to work in a fast-paced environment are all qualities necessary to be successful in this position.


Life Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.



Application Instructions

Qualified applicants please send resume to the following email address: