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Manager, External Supplier QA

Singapore, Singapore
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At Takeda, Quality has always been a priority for us, throughout our long history. Today, what we do in Global Quality touches every part of our diverse organization. It’s reflected in our end-to-end Quality Management System that encompasses R&D, Manufacturing & Distribution, Commercial, Vaccines and our BioLife Plasma collection network. When you’re a part of our team, you’ll do meaningful work that makes an impact on the lives of patients. Learn more about us and explore the opportunities to build a remarkable career.

Job ID R0106665 Date posted 09/14/2023 Location Singapore, Singapore

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Job Description

Job Title: Manager, External Supplier QA
Location: Singapore

About the role:

  • Supports cGMP activities conducted on behalf of the Vaccines Business Unit (VBU) for products in late phase clinical programs and commercial launch, including manufacturing, testing, packaging and shipment of all materials, to ensure compliance with Takeda QMS, cGMP and global regulatory requirements.

  • Works as part of the VBU QA Team with focus in Quality Assurance systems/process execution related to product specific late phase clinical programs and commercial activities, including but not limited to, batch assessment & disposition, documentation & data control, change control, investigations, inspection preparedness, life cycle management etc.

  • Assures consistency in achieving product quality and compliance across multiple Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO)s and global markets.

How you will contribute:

  • Responsible for day-to-day interactions with contract facilities (CMOs, CTLs, and/or CSPs):

  • Conducts/supports investigations on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) related issues or observations associated with audits, batch records and complaints.

  • Reviews and approves (where applicable) manufacturing and testing deviations and investigations into out-of-specification results.

  • Supports timely execution and completeness of change management at interface with CMOs (incl. supplier notification of changes) and of internal Takeda change management

  • Reviews and approves batch production records and test records.

  • Reviews and approves validation documentations

  • Reviews and approves shipment or material transfer request 

  • Performs batch release (starting materials and drop-shipped materials) and interim batch assessment (Diluent, DS & DP) in preparation for QP release where applicable

  • To work with external manufacturing, alliance & project management, supply chain, technical operation, CMOs and QA to ensure timely closure of events to include deviations, CAPA, change controls and interim batch assessment as applicable.

  • Manages document life cycle (incl. reviews, approval, make-effective and retirement) of GMP   related documents, such as master batch records, risk assessments, etc. according to Takeda QMS requirement.

  • In early stage of project, support, review and approve development report where applicable. Review of submission document ensuring data integrity to source data.

  • Supports regulatory or Takeda global inspections (including product specific inspections at CMOs), VBU Self-Assessment activities and risk mitigation activities identified in Risk Register.

  • Maintains culture of teamwork, cooperation and continuous improvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Some international travel may be required. Approximately 5 – 20%.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry, Microbiology, or Life Sciences, or equivalent scientific discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in quality or regulatory compliance within the pharmaceuticals, biologics, or other related industry(ies).

  • Good Manufacturing Practice experience, or experience in other regulated industry.

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

  • Experience with supporting product inspections from global Regulatory Authorities.

  • Effectively represent Quality Assurance, both internally and externally.

  • Experience in routine office software packages and specialized software applications as appropriate.

  • Exhibit and promote Takeda Core Competencies.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Empowering our people to shine:

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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