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Quality Control Manager

Job ID R0043558 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Job Description

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at

An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available at Neuchâtel Plant (approx. 600 employees) for an experienced Quality Control Manager to join our Quality Control department.

Missions :

  • Be responsible for the effective execution of daily operations of a chemical / biologic Quality Control laboratory to support the manufacturing of bulk drug substance and final product.

  • Lead and develop high performing teams & organization to ensure all activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety, quality, cost, and testing Leadtime.

  • Drive continuous improvement and promote projects to improve the efficiency & capabilities of the Neuchatel laboratory and contribute to its transformation into a “lab of the future”.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the analytical Quality Control group in ensuring timely availability and accuracy of results in compliance with cGMPs and Takeda’s requirements.

  • Monitor and evaluate key performance metrics and drive continuous improvement of activities within QC analytical group.

  • Provide guidance, support technical expertise to ensure that manufactured products are tested in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and guidelines.

  • Oversee and ensure lab investigations and associated corrective and preventive actions are handled in a timely & proper manner.

  • Communicate with other Takeda sites in the frame of analytical transfer, best practices sharing and testing delegation.

  • Develop teams, organization and processes to transform the laboratory into a sustainable “lab of excellence”.

  • Promote innovations, digitalization and foster all initiatives that will improve the efficiency and capabilities of the analytical laboratory.

  • Ensure effective professional development of direct reports through combination of coaching, mentoring and effective development plan.

  • Create an environment that fosters lifelong learning and a growth mindset enabling employees to thrive.

  • Actively participate in varying projects such as method transfer, new equipment qualification, digitalization program and laboratory extension in the frame of the global laboratory strategy.

  • Assure laboratories areas maintain continuous inspection readiness.

  • Control budget, headcounts, and expenditure.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or post-graduate degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related scientific discipline.

  • 10 + years’ experience in the pharmaceutical / Biotech industry and/or QA/QC laboratory environment.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a laboratory management environment leading a substantial number of employees.

  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills gained through previous supervisory roles or project management.

  • Strong working knowledge of method development, method validation, troubleshooting and analytical method transfer.

  • Must have a good understanding of a variety of analytical techniques such as HPLC, Elisa, Spectro, Chromatography and other analytical techniques.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in French and English

  • Critical thinking, Problem solving, Continuous improvement mindset.

  • Business and people oriented.

  • Enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients build reputation and trust.


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