QA Supervisor
Takeda — Neuchâtel
17.09.2019 | Employee | 100%

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QA Supervisor



A challenging opportunity has become available at Takeda Neuchâtel Plant (approx. 620 employees) for a Quality Supervisor, within the Quality Assurance Department.


This is an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic, autonomous, continuous improvement minded and change agile professional to embrace a team-based culture and more specifically within the Quality Unit team within a world-class Biotech manufacturing environment.

Job summary
The scope of the role is to manage a Quality team overseeing raw materials, warehousing and distribution spects for the Neuchatel Site, ensuring compliance with the license, regulations as well as c-GxP Regulations.

Essential duties and responsibilities
Contributes to the Site’s strategic planning and translates into annual Budget
Establishes a Workforce Plan for the site QA Organization, provides Leadership to the QA Organization on Site (conducts Compensation reviews, Performance Review Conversations, Setting of Objectives, Development Plans)
Owns personal accountability for all EHS Aspects, ensuring his/her team is operating in a safe work place.
Ensures Positioning of the NE Site in compliance with the License, regulatory expectations, cGMP regulations for current commercial as well as development products is striving for excellence. This will be established through close collaboration with his/her main partners heading production, Supply Chain, Laboratories.
Ensures that responses to Regulatory and Compliance requests (RA questions and submissions, Observations, Compliance gaps, Audits, etc.) related to his/her group are provided in a timely manner and with appropriate level of quality
Ensures adequate presence on the shop floors and builds strong collaboration with partners.
Supports inspections conducted by Health Authorities, Customers, and License Partners.
Ensures that all Quality Systems are established and executed on Site within the area of responsibilities. Effectiveness is demonstrated through KPIs and management reviews in line with Site Guidance. Escalation mechanisms as defined in Site Regulations are being adhered to.
Ensures Efficient Management and Execution of the Change Control Process.
Ensures that deviations and complaints are investigated in a timely and effective manner.
Supervises ongoing daily departmental activities for areas of direct responsibility, and when required assist other areas in the successful performance of these activities.
Drives continuous improvement and Lean Culture.
Represents area of responsibility internally and externally.
Maintains a high level of expertise in current regulatory requirements and technical areas.

Education & Experience
University degree in Life Sciences
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry having held positions in Quality.
Qualified Person/delegate experience is a plus.
Fluent French and English is a must

Working Environment:
Full time job, daily working hours Monday-Friday



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