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Quality Specialist - CMO

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Job ID SR0044016 Date posted 12/03/2019 Location Dublin, Ireland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as our Quality Specialist – CMO.

Our Quality CMO team is accountable for oversight of Biologics product manufactured at CMOs on behalf of Takeda.

The scope includes Drug Substance, Drug product and Finished Drug Product CMOs.

The team will work with our external CMO partners and internal Quality teams. In addition, this function works closely with External Supply, Supply Planning, Technical support and any stakeholders involved in external supply.

Key Accountabilities

  • As our Quality Specialist, you will be our Quality contact for CMO(s) maintaining oversight at those CMOs for Quality related topics
  • You will be our Quality representative on the External Supply team and will work collaboratively with the cross functional team and CMO to facilitate supply of product to our patients according to Takeda SOPs and GMP standards
  • You will prepare for and attend relevant CMO governance meetings and internal Takeda meetings
  • You will be required to resolves quality related topics and escalate where further input is required
  • You will be our Quality contact/approver for Quality documents, for example, change controls, deviations, CAPAs, validation documents related to CMOs and you will be the Quality approver for CTL documents.
  • You will maintain and improve CMO quality metrics that incorporate continuous improvement methodologies and where necessary, you will support internal audits and Health Authority inspections as required.
  • You will review and approval of CMO documents
  • Provide evaluation of CMO’s Quality Management Systems to ensure appropriate level and content of reporting, including technical evaluation of quality system reports
  • You will work in collaboration with the Disposition team, Quality teams and cross functionally with external supply, planning, technical and other stakeholders including CMO partners.

Key skills required

  • Thorough understanding of quality systems and cGMPs.
  • Experience conducting audits and/or involvement in preparation for Health Authority inspections.

Education, Behavioural Competencies  

  • 6 years’ + experience working in manufacturing and/or Quality to support the manufacturing of biologic products.
  • Strong technical/Quality background with specific experience in Biologics manufacture.
  • Manufacturing site experience and CMO oversight experience would be valuable.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication skills to interact with CMO partners and other functions.
  • Must be able to prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be available to travel -approx 20% (domestic and international)

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Job ID SR0044016

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