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Product Quality Lead - Partnerships and Commercial

Zurich, Switzerland


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Product Quality Lead - Partnerships and Commercial

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Job ID SR0046418 Date posted 02/18/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

The Product Quality Lead – Partnerships and Commercial, will provide global quality oversight of Takeda’ products, across the assigned product technology platform, from late clinical development phase through commercialization and throughout lifecycle. They will participate in development of strategy to proactively minimize product quality risks during product development, technology transfer, and commercial operations and work on deployment of the strategy for global processes as well as for assigned projects. The PQL is the quality liaison between Regulatory Affairs and Operations to ensure compliance of GMP operations in support of assigned programs. The role enables efficient communication and decision making related to the quality aspects across the Global Product Teams, manufacturing sites and global functions. They are the designated accountable representative for decision making in assigned projects, in consultation with business partners and management.

  • Implementation of defined strategy for In-Licensing and Out-Licensing
  • Manages assigned partnerships where product is out-licensed i.e. where ownership belongs to third party or shared with Takeda
  • Responsible for Quality Management of Joint Venture in Russian Federation.
  • Quality lead and Business Process Owner for Product localization
  • Connects regional / local quality to the Global Product Teams in order to support geographical expansion and product launch


  • BSc. / BEng. or equivalent essential, MSc./Eng. preferred, business related post graduate education an advantage.
  • Minimum 8 – 10 years experience across a range of quality and technical operations, experience operating at global level essential
  • Leadership experience of managing globally located teams is a must.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Biologics product platform is highly preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of worldwide cGMP requirements is a strong asset.
  • Expert on Russian GMP requirements and other Russian pharma related requirements is a must.
  • Experience with working with Contract Manufacturing Organizations and Joint Ventures is a must.
  • Experience with auditing and leading Quality Improvement Plans at CMOs / JVs is a strong asset.
  • Good knowledge of product localization projects and technology transfers is highly preferred.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and an understanding of when to consult/inform/escalate
  • Strong relationship building skills, and ability to work in partnership cross functionally with global stakeholders
  • Fluent in English and Russian is a must.
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50 % of time, including territory of Russian Federation is a must.

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