Posted to MedZilla on 2/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MN, Manager, Quality Systems 1800309-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Quality Systems Manager in our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Manager working on the Quality team, you will be empowered to utilize your systems focus and management skills, and a typical day will include:
Lead the Quality Systems department covering Document Control, Training, CAPA, Deviations, Change Controls and Supplier Quality.
  • Manage staff in the areas of Document Control, Training, Supplier Quality and EQMS (Electronic Quality Management System) administrative support.
  • Lead or participate in supplier audits.
  • Initiate, monitor and complete change controls related to Quality topics.
  • Review and approve supplier documents.
  • Initiate, revise, and review controlled cGMP documents including SOPs, specifications and reports.
  • Conduct training for site personnel on Quality systems.
  • Collect data, calculate, and report on departmental performance metrics.
  • Review and approve controlled documentation.
  • Interpret and execute operating policies, procedures and directives for the department.
  • Identify and plan projects/studies/reviews/investigations to address a specific issue. Act as an advisor to specialists executing projects.
  • Assure quality and compliance of department work product.
  • Maintain knowledge of current applicable regulatory requirements, including FDA/EU/ICH and other global regulations.
  • Apply knowledge of cGMPs on a daily basis.
  • Manage day-to-day operations independently.
  • Delegate responsibility and projects to Quality Specialists based on their level of judgment and experience.
  • Meet with individual employees on a regular basis to discuss, prioritize, and assign work and projects.
  • Meet with functional group on a regular basis to discuss daily work, individual projects and departmental goals.
  • Independently manage personnel development, annual performance reviews and performance issues with minimal guidance.
  • Proactively look for ways to challenge specialists and create career opportunities to enhance job satisfaction and improve the department as a whole.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal relationships both within the Quality organization and cross-functionally.
BA/BS with 10+ years or Master s Degree in any Life Sciences with 7+ years relevant experience. Proven management experience with multiple reports is required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Must display eagerness to learn and continuously improve.
  • Must have the following personal attributes: integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.
  • Previous industry experience in a regulated environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing tasks and priorities and execute in a timely fashion.
  • Must have direct experience with Quality Systems within the Life Science industry.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with employees, peers and management.
  • Must be able to read, write and converse in English.
  • Must be experienced in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Wrist and hand motion (e.g. typing, writing)


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 10% travel.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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