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Quality Specialist - Disposition

Dublin, Ireland


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Quality Specialist - Disposition

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Job ID SR0038799 Date posted 09/09/2019 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 – Disposition.

Our Disposition team is accountable for batch disposition for Biologics product manufactured at CMOs on behalf of Takeda.

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

The Disposition 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

  • Reviewing batch documentation, data, certificates of analyses, technical reports and providing support to Quality Disposition personnel
  • Evaluating, designing and implementing quality systems relating to batch disposition  
  • Maintaining and improving quality metrics that incorporate continuous improvement methodologies
  • Facilitating, approving and providing inputs into deviation investigations, change controls, CAPA, investigations and nonconformance reviews as required
  • Supporting batch disposition processes as required person will work in collaboration with the Disposition team, Quality teams and cross functionally with external supply, planning, technical and other stakeholders including CMO partners to disposition batches.
  • Evaluation of CMO’s Quality Management Systems to ensure appropriate level and content of reporting, including technical evaluation of quality system reports
  • Evaluation of batch manufacturing records to determine assurances of safety, identity, strength, quality, or purity
  • Determining impact of production / release schedule changes to commercial supply
  • On-going evaluation of Takeda’s batch review / release systems to ensure efficient and effective processes are implemented with integrated continuous improvement methodologies
  • You will lead continuous improvement initiatives in the batch disposition team and support continuous improvement initiatives in Biologics external supply
  • The scope of this role spans Drug Substance, Drug Product, Finished Drug Product manufactured at multiple CMOs across the region

Key skills required

  • Thorough understanding of quality systems and cGMPs.
  • Manufacturing site experience would be valuable.
  • 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 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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