Sr. Quality Analyst - Operations

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Sr. Quality Analyst - Operations

Round Lake Beach, Illinois


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Sr. Quality Analyst - Operations

Job ID R0073918 Date posted Aug. 18, 2022 Location Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Job Description

About the role:

The primary responsibility is to serve as lead and SME to all Quality analysts which includes problem solving and communication, train and provide details. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the inspection activities of chemicals and components in the manufacturing process; from quarantine to the release and/or destruction of materials. The incumbent is responsible for sample management (Sterility, Stability, etc.). The incumbent must adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices at all times.

How you will contribute:

  • Leads ongoing, daily quality operations activities.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and provide training to all Quality analysts and Quality inspectors as required.
  • Oversee inspection and release of production materials, components, and chemicals to manufacturing.
  • Responsible for document revisions to procedures, forms, and specifications as needed.
  • Responsible for sample management (Sterility, stability, etc.) to appropriate facilities and responsible for appropriate storage and disposal of retention samples.
  • Actively contribute to a team setting within the quality and potentially with other work teams to increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings, improve quality, and provide new product support.
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, and cGMP regulations
  • Monitor product quality through the performance of required visual and functional testing.
  • Promote continuous improvement through participation (i.e., team leader/facilitator or major contributor) in Quality Improvement program.
  • Identifies and assesses quality risk in production operations daily. TIQ/QOTSF review of checklists and trending of observations for monthly quality council. TIQ/QOTSF program management.
  • Oversee Manufacturing support activities including batch record documentation review, approval of OSI PI Reports, scanner card management, label copy control and issuance, raw material release, in-process work order release, and retention sample management.
  • Support regulatory audits as required.
  • Other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and great attention to detail are necessary.
  • Must be a strong team player with good problem solving, and good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects concurrently, have computer experience and have knowledge of FDA Regulations, Application of Good Laboratory Practices, and Application of Good Manufacturing Practices.

What you bring to Takeda:

•            Strong interpersonal skills and great attention to detail are necessary.

•            Must be a strong team player with good problem solving, and good verbal and written communication skills.

•            Must be able to handle multiple projects concurrently, have computer experience and have knowledge of FDA Regulations, Application of Good Laboratory Practices, and Application of Good Manufacturing Practices.

Typically Requires:

  • High School Diploma or GED with 6+ years of related work experience or Associates degree or higher and 4+ years related work experience.


  • Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing of sterile drug and/or biologic solutions, preferred
  • Proficiency with typing, word processing and use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel).
  • Some knowledge of applicable CTP/SOPs, EHS requirements, FDA Regulations, application of cGMP/GDPs
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions of the facility.
  • Must be able to carry up to 10lbs, lift up to 10lbs, push/pull up to 20lbs (with assistance of material handling equipment).
  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for an extended period over an 8-12 hour shift between rooms and across the site.
  • May require bending, twisting, reaching overhead, and/or squatting motions to perform certain tasks
  • Repetitive motions with hands, wrists, turning head, bending at knees and waist

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement

Important Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. In this role, you may:

  • Indoor working conditions
  • May work around moving equipment and machinery
  • May be required to work in controlled environments requiring special safety gear or gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body. No make-up, jewelry, nail polish, or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
  • May be required to work in confined spaces/areas.
  • Some Clean Room and/or cool/hot storage conditions.
  • Must be able to work on multiple shifts, including weekends and holidays, to support a 24/7 manufacturing operation as needed.
  • Must be able to work non-traditional work hours, including weekends and holidays, as needed.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.

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