Posted to MedZilla on 11/12/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Disposition Lead SR0039024-MZ



  • This disposition team is accountable for batch disposition for Biologics product manufactured at CMOs on behalf of Takeda.
  • The scope includes Drug Substance, Drug product and Finished Drug Product
  • This disposition team will work with our external CMO partners and internal Quality teams within this department .In addition this function works closely with External Supply , Supply Planning, Technical support and any stakeholders involved in external supply.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Reviewing batch documentation, data, certificates of analyses, technical reports and providing guidance and support to Quality Disposition personnel
  • Dispositioning batches in alignment with Takeda Quality Systems and GMP regulations
  • Leading, designing and implementing quality systems relating to batch disposition
  • Leading initiatives that improve processes and quality metrics incorporating continuous improvement methodologies
  • Facilitating, approving and providing inputs into deviation investigations, change controls, CAPA, investigations and non-conformance reviews as required
  • Leading batch disposition processes as required
  • The incumbent should have a strong technical/Quality background with specific experience in Biologics manufacture and batch disposition . Manufacturing site experience would be valuable.The person will have a thorough knowledge of GMPs and Quality Systems


  • This person will work in collaboration with the Disposition team , Quality teams and cross functionally with external supply, planning , technical and other stakeholders including CMO partners to disposition batches.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrates Takeda values in role

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Demonstrated ability to make batch disposition decisions for complex investigations taking into account the available data, regulations and patient safety.
  • Demonstrated judgement ability to know when it is appropriate to take decisive action and move efficiently
  • Demonstrated strength in cross boundary communication, influencing others


  • This person will work in collaboration with the Disposition team , Quality teams and cross functionally with external supply, planning , technical and other stakeholders including CMO partners


  • The person will lead continuous improvement initiatives in the batch disposition team and lead/support continuous improvement initiatives in Biologics external supply


  • The scope of this role spans Drug Substance, Drug Product, Finished Drug Product manufactured at multiple CMOs across the region


  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree plus 12 + years experience working in manufacturing and/or Quality to support the manufacturing of biologic products. Must have experience in batch disposition.
  • Thorough understanding of quality systems and cGMPs.
  • Experience conducting audits and/or involvement in leading/ coordination of Health Authority inspections.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication skills to interact with CMO partners and other functions.
  • Must be able to prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% (domestic and international)

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