Posted to MedZilla on 8/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Sr QC Specialist I SR0037479-MZ


Primary Duties

Sr QC Specialist I is responsible for the planning and scheduling of raw material activities from inspection, sampling and testing to optimize throughput and support manufacturing demand in the most efficient fashion. This role assumes the primary responsibility for ensuring lot inspection/release is defined as standard work, and tracking performance to that standard.

Primary activities would generally include but not limited to:

  • Scheduling Raw Material activities
  • Contract lab testing submission and tracking
  • Material specification management
  • Document revisions
  • Raw Material data review
  • Continuous improvement initiatives
  • Generation & Analysis of department metrics



  • Plan/schedule key activities needed for release of raw material times.
  • Data analysis, project and testing coordination, support of material specification management, COA generation, material specification creation, document revisions.


  • Regulatory and/or inspection support, method projects activities, initiating/completing quality systems.
  • Drive process improvement for the value stream through identification and remediation of bottlenecks in the raw material release process.
  • Collaborate with site Operational Excellence to utilize standard tools to progress and evolve performance through both initiative and project work.
  • Ensure lean principles are being effectively utilized in the value stream process as evidenced by waste removal and throughput improvement over time.
  • Provide recommendations on opportunities to eliminate waste.


  • Involvement in other QC activities as required
  • Provide support to ongoing site project work that is centered on improving the business.
  • Utilize project management tools to deliver improvements on-time and in-full

Education and Experience Requirements


A minimum of a B.S. degree in science or engineering with at least 5-10 years relevant experience executing, developing, and/or administrating GMP quality programs in cGMP biotech and/or pharmaceutical environments is preferred.

Knowledge of FDA and EMEA regulations pertaining to materials management and control, as well as a working knowledge of root cause analysis. Knowledgeable of USP, EP and JP compendia.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well orally and in writing.


Direct Biologic Pharmaceuticals Raw Material experience within Technical Operations

Other Job Requirement

Must be flexible to work late shifts and weekends on ad-hoc basis, primarily during regulatory agency inspections, priority assignments, and product launch activities.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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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