Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Quality Operations Supervisor SR0044376-MZ


Primary Duties

  • Responsible for the oversight of quality line operations in terms of product quality and conformance to regulations and Takeda quality policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and assesses quality risk in production operations daily.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects. Demonstrates effectiveness in task completion, decision-making, empowerment of others, deviation/nonconformance management, training, problem solving and team leadership.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success managing a multi-level team.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline with 3-5 years of experience in Quality, Aseptic Manufacturing (preferably with a strong focus on fill/finish operations) or AA degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years of management experience.
  • Demonstrate the Takeda Leadership Behaviors; be positive, accountable, and be an excellent manager of self and others.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Working Hours

  • Must be able to work the off shift (nights or 2nd/3rd shift).
  • Flexible on working days, adjustment to cover some weekend nights a must.

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, Visio)


  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated success in managing a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.
  • Acts as a change agent to sufficiently motivate team members to achieve team goals.


  • 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.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Must be able to deal with ambiguity and make decisions under stressful conditions. Ability to understand complex problems and anticipate consequences of actions/decisions made.
  • 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.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

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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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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