Posted to MedZilla on 11/12/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Device Product Quality Surveillance Lead SR0040382-MZ



Device Quality Product Surveillance Lead is an experienced Quality and Technical professional who supports the overall device and combination product quality strategy to maximize the benefit and sustainability of Takeda s in-line products and to bring Takeda s pipeline products to a sustainable existence on the market.

  • Drives improvements for Device and Combination Products(DCP) and ensures robust post market and clinical product review. Oversight on clinical and commercial DCP complaintstrending

    • Customer Focus
    • Product and process Surveillance
  • Participates ongoing Quality initiatives, Integration support andOperational Excellence.
  • Assesses product quality performance to demonstrate levels of control,capability and compliance. Responsible for assessment of trending for all keyKPIs.

  • Visual Management for Device QualityOrganization.

  • Internal and external audit support including site readiness.

  • Responsible for global product surveillance data, product risks and performance capability. Manage Takeda Device and Combination Products post market surveillance, clinical reviews, and interaction with APQR/PQR group to ensure combination products and sterile water for injection data is captured.


  • Drives device improvement and quality assurance and compliance to ensure robust development, manufacturing, testing, and productreview.
  • Provides input to incidents investigations, complaints, non-conformances, CAPAs and changecontrols
  • Surveillance and monitoring device and combination products lifecyclemanagement
  • Assessment of customer complaints, trending of complaints, accountable for device CAPA support, MDR/Vigilance reporting and updating all risk-related reports if requiredof specific medical devices, in addition to Incident escalation execution for Device and Combination products asnecessary.
  • Influences QMS strategy to enhance and execute sustainable Device Quality supportfor internal and external manufacturing, packaging, testing and release of device and combinationproducts.
  • Management of Post Market Surveillance process and schedule for Takeda DCPportfolio.


  • Bachelor s Degree in BS in Engineering or equivalent technical discipline required. Advanced degreepreferred.
  • At least 3 5 years of experience working with medical devices and/or combination products in a regulated healthcare industry, with a minimum of 1-3 years Quality Assurance and/or Product Quality Surveillanceroles.
  • Good understanding of EU, BREXIT, US and international medical device and combination products regulations and standards including but not limited to Part 4, CFR 820, 803, ISO 13485, MDSAP, ISO 14971, E.U. Medical Device and In-Vitro Diagnostic Directive (MDD &IVDD).
  • Familiarity with Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In-Vitro Diagnostics(IVDR) Regulations.
  • Experience with Class I & II & III sterile and non-sterile medicaldevices.
  • Experience working with combination products.
  • Experience interacting and collaborating with cross-functional globalteams.
  • Project/program management and operational excellencepreferred.

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