Posted to MedZilla on 8/22/2019


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Biolife Management and Teardown Sr. Support Expert SR0038937-MZ


 
 

Objective

  • Drive plasma yield improvement and volume loss reduction initiatives by partnering with BioLife Operations Plasma Derived Therapy (PDT) business unite leadership.
  • Support/Lead Investigations, changes and improvement projects that involve BioLife and GMS value chain
  • Prepare and report out performance metrics measuring plasma yield, donation center performance, and Teardown performance
  • Identify and drive implementation of digital solutions to improve efficiency in collaboration with GMS and Biolife business unites

Accountability

  • Ensure Knowledge Management is captured and shared across the different functions, and will serve as a liaison to plasma collection to ensure plasma meets manufacturing requirements
  • Execute, coordinate and support programs to drive yield improvement projects, to secure the process and to reduce deviation
  • Lead global alignment teams, ensuring plasma quality meeting product dependent manufacturing requirements
  • Drive yield projects identification, scoping, prioritization, tracking, and reporting
  • Supports evaluation of proposed collection changes for their impact on the manufacturing down- and upstream process
  • Responsible to provide a reliable yield status and accurate yield forecasts based on plasma flavor
  • Perform evaluation of proposed collection center changes for their impact on the downstream manufacturing processes.
  • Facilitate governance model that connects BioLife and GMS organizations to support improvement projects and issue resolutions
  • Owning current and future VSA strategy to ensure plasma plants Teardown processes are flexible and agile
  • Establish relationships with plasmapheresis suppliers by partnering with them to improve plasma collection efficiency

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Knowledge and experience of Bio-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (in particular Plasma process and products)
  • Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and financial reports
  • Understand and resolve project and technical difficulties, interface with internal engineering/ technical experts, and manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing environment setting.
  • Knowledge about plasma collection and plasma fractionation required
  • High level of customer orientation and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of leveraging automation, digital and other emerging technologies to improve yield, efficiency and quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations enabling effective partnership with Quality
  • Broad knowledge and experience within the GMP environment, and regulatory affairs

Leadership

  • Very successful track record of change management projects and processes
  • High level of customer orientation and organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic, decisive, motivating and convincing personality
  • International background appreciated
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written communication skills

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Be able to make decisions on operation changes and impact assessments

Interaction

  • Key Stakeholders include BioLife BU, Procurement; Internal Manufacturing sites, Manufacturing Sciences and Global Supply Chain.

Innovation

  • Flexible in mind / out of the box thinker

Complexity

  • Ability to manage activities of departments in a matrix environment through managers who exercise full supervision in terms of cost, methods, and employees

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor s degree in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering or equivalent required
  • Minimum 8 years of varied pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing experience
  • Leadership experience is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading high priority, business-critical initiatives Significant experience in managing cross-functional, global teams.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills. Ability to build positive working relationships across senior leadership teams.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business acumen.

Skills

  • Digital and analytical skills

Behaviors

  • Strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients, build reputation and trust
  • Creating an environment that inspires and enables people
  • Focusing on the few priorities and provide superior results
  • Elevating capabilities for now and the future

Travel required approximately 30% (national and international)

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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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