Posted to MedZilla on 7/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, QA Disposition Manager SR0037140-MZ



  • Responsible for Quality disposition of products, and for conformance to regulations and global policies and processes. Manages regulatory inspections.
  • Implements the quality systems procedures and manages compliance within the QA Disposition department.
  • Manages site interactions with regulators concerning product disposition.
  • May participate in or manage quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk.
  • Identifies and manages continuous improvement projects with the objective of achieving quality, reliability and cost improvements.
  • Interacts frequently with internal subordinates, functional peer and senior group managers.
  • Owns and approves Deviation/CAPA investigations related to FLEXBUMIN operations.
  • Responsible for coaching, training, and development of the QA Disposition team.
  • Develops budget for department and ensures adherence to the budget.
  • Establishes goals for the QA disposition department in alignment with the global and site strategy, and takes action as needed to ensure timely delivery of goals.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Knowledge of the local and international regulatory environment and regulations for manufacture of biological products.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Adaptive communication and presentation skills to effectively reach different levels, including senior management.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Powerpoint, WORD)


  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success in managing a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Must be able to deal with ambiguity, and take decisions under stressful conditions.


  • Interacts with Site Head and all site functions (EHS, HR, finance, IT, production, engineering, supply chain, procurement etc.)
  • Interacts with global Quality functions and Regulatory Affairs, as well as local and global regulators.


  • Should be familiar with Quality Risk Management principles.
  • Should be current in knowledge of state-of-the art processes and systems related to production as well as control of the products.


  • Must be able to work in controlled/classified environments requiring special gowning. Required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
  • Deals with plasma finished products; transfer of intermediates and products between sites/countries


  • BS in Science or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Aseptic Manufacturing (preferably with strong focus on fill/finish operations) or related field in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 1-2 years of management experience.
  • Demonstrate the Takeda Leadership Behaviors; be positive, accountable, and be an excellent manager of self and others.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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