Posted to MedZilla on 2/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Manager I Technical Operations 1800172-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Manager I, Technical Operations - Small Molecules in our Boston, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As Manager 1, Technical Operations Small Molecules, primary responsibilities will be to:
  • Support commercial manufacturing of drug substance, drug substance manufacturing process design, optimization, scale-up, technology transfer, validation and regulatory filings
  • Reduce manufacturing risk through participating or leading as appropriate technical analysis of data related to global manufacturing of commercial biologics drug substance
  • Contribute to an environment of continuous improvement through creation of process knowledge and maintain the product life-cycle management


  • Monitor and trend manufacturing data to demonstrate process is in a state of control.
  • Act as the primary contact for consolidation of technical transfer documents to vendors.
  • Review and interpret manufacturing data and communicate results to impacted line functions.
  • Be a technical representative between Technical Operations and drug substance CMOs (both internal and external).
  • Author/contribute to pertinent standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manufacturing process instructions that reflect the goals of a continuous improvement environment.
  • Author/contribute to technical reports and memos in support of commercial manufacturing that reflect the goals of a continuous improvement environment.
  • Provide technical leadership in the preparation, or evaluation, of Change Controls.
  • Lead investigations and provide Corrective Action Preventive Actions (CAPAs) that are consistent with continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to support Pharmaceutical Operations groups, such Supply Ops, Quality Assurance (QA), and Quality Control (QC) in compiling and analyzing production data.
  • Author and review relevant dossier sections related to commercial manufacturing submissions.
  • Identify, and test, strategies to reduce manufacturing risks and maintain the product Life-cycle management.
  • Manage/Supervise interns, contractors and FTE s as appropriate.


  • The candidate should have a BS in chemistry, chemical engineering or other scientific discipline and 5+ years of experience working in commercial pharmaceutical/chemical industry.
  • The candidate should have a good working knowledge of cGMP manufacturing operations, and/or drug substance manufacturing with experience with small molecule preferred.
  • The preferred candidate will also have a background in QA or other industry relevant background. The candidate needs to have working knowledge of CMC regulations, cGMP, and ICH guidance s.
  • The candidate should have an advanced knowledge in Excel as well as other Microsoft Office suite software. Other analytical software usage such as JMP or MATLAB is also preferred.
  • The candidate should have working knowledge and understanding of DoE and QbD etc.
  • The candidate should have demonstrated written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a cross functional team environment.


  • Office work
  • Computer use
  • Airline travel


  • Ability to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Position requires up to 20% domestic and international travel.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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