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Validation Specialist

Neuchâtel, Switzerland


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Job ID SR0045408 Date posted 03/26/2020 Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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

Job Posting Title: Validation Specialist

Job Description:

As Validation Expert you will be responsible for validation strategy definition, planning, execution and reporting of validation tasks within the Manufacturing Sciences department. The role responsibility covers developing strategy, writing both protocols and final reports, as well as ensuring execution of Process Validation for the site.

As Validation Specialist you will have an active involvement in continues improvement, development and implementation of new initiatives. You will assure issue resolution arising from validation activities in cooperation with Quality, Technical Operations and Manufacturing (e.g. deviation handling, CAPA and change requests).

The role is expected to have a solid understanding of industry standards and validation compliance requirements and is required to supply support/technical knowledge for the development/refinement and implementation of validation standards.

Your mission:

The Validation Specialist performs, troubleshoots and supports the manufacturing validation activities. He/she represents the validation on project teams and interfaces with peers in various other departments such as engineering and manufacturing to ensure Validation strategy and execution are conducted according to established quality standards as well as Regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Maintain and develop expertise Process Validation according to Takeda and Regulatory standards
  • Elaborate validation strategy and write validation plan according to Takeda standards procedures.
  • Write, review and approve Validation documents (validation protocols/reports, SOPs, RIAS, MVP...etc.) according to Takeda and Regulatory standards
  • Participate in validation activities from planning, execution to validation reports
  • Coordinate and follow-up validation protocols execution, ensuring that all validation activities and documents are completed and documented in a timely manner.
  • Provide Validation support related to strategy definition, problems solving, root cause analysis, CAPAs investigation and implementation steps
  • Participate in internal or external audits, as required. Follow-up on audit observations topics and ensure closure on time
  • Participate in the “community of practices” within validation Takeda network.

    Required Skills:
  • We are looking for a strong energetic team player with good communication skills,
  • Ability to lead effectively and efficiently validation engineering topics
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting
  • Ability to analyze, review and interpret validation data
  • Must have uncompromising dedication to quality and an excellent understanding of cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines
  • Interpersonal skills that enables you to work with people at all levels
  • Ability to plan, multitask, and manage time effectively
  • Must display eagerness to learn, to innovate, drive for solutions and continuously improvement

  • Engineering degree or equivalent, preferably with biochemical or chemical background
  • At least 5 years’ experience in validation in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
  • Experience in Validation Strategy elaboration for complex and multiproduct manufacturing lines
  • cGMP  skills
  • Broad validation knowledge, industrial trends and validation related literature
  • Solid computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Very good French level (oral and written)
  • Good English level (oral and written)

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