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Manager - Licensing, Regulatory Affairs (remote nationwide)

Springfield, Illinois


Every day, employees working in Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Global Quality business unit are shaping the future of healthcare. They are breaking down barriers and ensuring our life-changing medicines are available, accessible, and affordable to patients. Life-changing for you. Life-changing for patients.

Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Global Quality is the backbone of Takeda, and our employees are the guardians for our patients, our products, and our reputation. As a member of our team, we can offer you the opportunity to grow in a meaningful career, develop your skills, and come to work every day knowing that what you do makes a genuine difference.

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  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

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Manager - Licensing, Regulatory Affairs (remote nationwide)

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Job ID SR0043058 Date posted 10/21/2019 Location Springfield, Illinois

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.

A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

BioLife’s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.


  • Responsible for operational regulatory oversight of licensing/certification of all BioLife Plasma Services’ facilities by ensuring compliance to general standards and regulatory requirements. 


Facility Support (50%)

  • Coordinate regulatory activities relating to licensing/certification for compliance to general standards of regulatory requirements as stated in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (e.g., FDA PAI) and corresponding requirements worldwide (e.g., AGES, KFDA, etc.) specific to plasma.
  • Provide support (on-sight or distance) for BioLife facilities (collection centers, labs, warehouses and headquarters) during health authority (e.g., FDA, EMA, etc.) inspections.

Administrative Support (30%)

  • Identify and Maintain a list of inspection participants.  Perform scheduling of support as needed.
  • Identify and maintain a list of subject matter experts in support of on-site regulatory inspections.
  • Prepare inspection audit schedule (e.g., AGES) and work with administrative support for travel requirements
  • Coordinate any pre-inspection meetings or phone calls with regulatory authorities (e.g., FDA PAI)
  • Work with RA team to maintain new center project plans to include licensing requirements.
  • Coordinate response to address unique regulatory requirements or inspection issues prior to inspection
  • Maintain knowledge of US and global regulatory requirements for biologics specific to plasma

Facilitating/Coaching (20%)

  • Enhance and maintain appropriate communications and support with RA, QA, Operations, Medical Affairs, and other departments to assist in responding to on-site investigators.
  • Develop and implement a training program for inspection support participants and relevant subject matter experts.
  • Build relationships with key advocates, regulators, and internal/external stakeholders to ensure compaany positions are understood and given appropriate consideration.
  • Develop and maintain inspector profiles in support of inspection readiness.


Bachelor’s degree or country equivalent in a related scientific discipline desired.  Broad plasma industry related experience a must.


  • Excellent speaking and oral presentation skills a must.  Effective oral and written communication necessary.   
  • Strong capability to engage, communicate and work effectively with individuals of varying job levels, geographic locations and dispositions
  • Aptitude in using Risk Management for decision making and recommendation process.
  • Ability to identify compliance risk and escalate when necessary.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with strong technology application and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state/local laws and how those laws impact the facilities that are being supported.
  • Travel 50+%
  • Relocation to Bannockburn preferred but not required.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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