Posted to MedZilla on 2/16/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Manufacturing Lead SR0046199-MZ


Summary: This position reports to the Head of Manufacturing for Purification and is responsible for the Flexbumin bulk purification and final formulation activities within Building 8 at the Los Angeles facility.The Manufacturing Lead is responsible for ensuring that safety, quality, operating costs, and production goals are met for the department.He or she is responsible for the hiring and development of the manufacturing team as well as maintaining current training.The Manufacturing Lead must be able to lead through their team to accomplish key metrics assigned to the department. Embed plant culture including Quality Culture, Safety Culture, Guiding Principles, including decision making based on Patient, Trust, Reputation and Business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure products are provided to customers on time so that product quality, yield, operating costs, and process efficiencies are met
  • Identify/prioritize/provide resources to meet the annual operating plan and budgetary commitments
  • Manage the daily manufacturing operations across the department on multiple shifts through subordinates
  • Ensure proper training of all staff that is part of the production process
  • Drive improvements in the area to reduce safety risks, improve product quality, eliminate production discrepancies, and reduce operating costs
  • Manages overall coaching, training, development and succession plans for his or her team through Quality Conversations
  • Interfaces with other groups, locally and globally, to ensure the department is successful
  • Prepare and follow documented budget plans
  • Relentlessly drive a high GMP and safety operating standard that is compliant with all applicable regulatory bodies: FDA, EMA, Chinese FDA, OSHA, etc.
  • Perform analytical review of data to recommend and implement corrective actions to improve the area of operations
  • Create, drive, and support plant-wide strategic plans and activities
  • Adheres to all applicable procedures and policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to manage activities of department through subordinates

  • Ability to drive safety, quality, cost, and production initiatives through a large multi-shift organization

  • Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and information

  • Ability to work in a highly automated production environment

  • Ability to interface with support groups such as Engineering and Manufacturing Sciences to drive alignment on priorities to produce effective results

  • Working knowledge of world-class pharmaceutical manufacturing methods such a Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, cGMP, and CFR guidelines

  • Ability to organize and present technical issues without assistance

  • Ability to understand validation packages and regulatory licenses

Education and/or Experience

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in science, engineering or other related technical fields.8+ years of related experience with 3+ in a management role

Physical Demands:

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility
  • Must be able to gown and enter manufacturing areas

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
  • Will work in a cold, wet environment
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends
  • Must be able to work overtime as required
  • May be required to work in a confined area
  • Some clean room and cool/hot storage conditions

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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