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London    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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The Company:

AlphaSights provides global investment & business professionals with on-demand access to business expertise across all industries & geographies. Through AlphaSights, decision makers from investment management, private equity, management consulting, & corporates connect with a dynamic network of industry experts that provide qualitative & quantitative market insights, industry expertise, & execution support. Leveraging cutting-edge technology & our global team of 1200+ professionals in nine offices on three continents, we support our clients 24/7 around the globe. AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Learn more at

The Role:

AlphaSights is looking for an ambitious & thoughtful individual to join the Professional Development team (aka Learning & Development team). Professional Development at AlphaSights provides opportunities for our employees to continuously grow their skills and, ultimately, to achieve their personal & professional goals. We are committed to supporting the learning & development of AlphaSights' most valuable resource: its people. You will work with the Manager of Professional Development to create, develop, & drive forward the digital talent management strategy for the firm, consisting of scaling digital learning, gamifying development, & making data-driven decisions. A successful candidate will be excited about doing whatever it takes to support & enable coworkers to unlock their full potential. You will be involved in everything from onboarding to senior leader development.

The mission of the Professional Development Team:

  • Cultivating our workforce's commercial, interpersonal, & leadership skills
  • Strengthening AlphaSights' commercial effectiveness by increasing employees abilities
  • Improving the quality of work life & job satisfaction for employees
  • Accelerating employees careers

Core Responsibilities:

  • Become an internal expert & role model on digital learning design & delivery for the global firm
  • Champion our Learning Management System (LMS) platform & help the team & wider functions innovate the way AlphaSights deploys learning throughout the organization (e.g., through online, classroom-based, or blended learning)
  • Lead a global team of individual contributors to grow & scale our talent processes & offerings
    • Train local & global digital learning team members
    • Manage expectations, motivate, & demonstrate what excellence looks like
  • Develop AlphaSights approach to scaling digital learning:
    • Set transformative organizational goals for milestones & digital learning uptake; attempt to transform the organizations approach to learning as much as possible within the next 1-2 years
    • Collaborate with the professional development leadership team & gather stakeholder input to build the roadmap for digital learning priorities
    • Scale our centralized global training curriculum through digital learning 
  • Incorporate gamification into the learning & development experience, from training programs to career development
  • Measure outcomes
    • Support the development of quarterly leadership reports
    • Use analytics to drive learning outcomes & initiatives, following a systematized approach to training evaluation (e.g., Kirkpatrick Model)
    • Constantly improve & innovate learning outcomes & behavioral change by soliciting feedback from participants, measuring impact, researching industry best practices, & endeavoring to make trainings as interactive & engaging as possible
  • Learner engagement
    • Conduct quality assurance reviews of content to ensure the learner experience stays positive & we do not experience organizational burnout; study why other organizations have failed & succeeded in digital learning adoption
    • Link digital learning to on-the-job experiences & transferable skills
    • Emphasize just in time learning for common challenges our workforce faces
    • Develop engaging content for both our commercial (CST) & support (Specialist) functions
  • Getting AlphaSights talent message out to the workforce via digital learning
    • Disseminate key organizational & leadership messages through LMS
    • Push company leadership (managers & VPs) to memorize key concepts through digital learning & testing
  • Align with the human resources & recruiting teams to present a seamless talent narrative for candidates & employees

What We Look For:

  • 3+ years of experience in Learning & Development, ideally with an e-learning focus
  • Attained university degree. Masters degree preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • To be successful in this role, you should display:
    • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team player: ability to de-escalate situations patiently & effectively
    • Rigorous attention to detail: ability to execute on numerous workstreams within the same timeframe
    • Career maturity & alignment: clarity of direction, commitment to getting there, & awareness of how Professional Development at AlphaSights fits with your journey
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