Shire Internal & Supplier Audit Support Specialist in Lexington, Massachusetts

Under the direction of the Head of Internal & Supplier Audits, this position is responsible for supporting the overall Internal Suppler & Audit (ISA) strategy and ensure adherence to R&D QA & Compliance (QA&C) Operational objectives. Primary responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Management and oversight of external auditors

  • Primary Administrator and/or User for ISA Systems: Supplier Database and SharePoint

  • Provide support for QA & Compliance Regulatory Agency Inspections

  • Provide coordination and support in execution of overall ISA strategy and R&D QA&C Operational objectives

  • Proactively identify potential areas of non-compliance and risk to R&D Business Partners and Shire.

R espons i b i l i t i es

20-30 % of Time

Audit Coordination

  • Provide support in the planning, execution and close out of assigned ISA audits and related communications

  • Support the development and coordination of audit plans and assignments

  • Escalation of potential issues with suppliers to appropriate personnel

  • Support ISA facilitated meetings

  • Participate in QA&C project initiatives (System Development and COE driven)


External Auditor Oversight

  • Develop and manage relationships with external auditor partners

  • Manage the active and approved auditor pool and provide recommendations based on ISA requests

  • Manage master service agreements and associated addendums with external auditor partners

  • Develop consultants statements of works for ISA audits; collaboration with external business partners on amendments

  • -Support QA&C as needed in the identification, preparation and management of external auditors


ISA/QA&C Supplier Database & SharePoint Management

  • Maintain and manage ISA/QA&C database and SharePoint site

  • Collaborate with internal business partners to implement required database and SharePoint updates

  • Assist and/or provide training on ISA/QA&C database and SharePoint as necessary

  • Serve as designated ISA/QA&C database and SharePoint super-user


Regulatory Agency Support

  • Support, as needed, the preparation, conduct follow-up/responding, and lessons learned to GXP inspections

E duca ti on and E xpe r i e nce R equ i r e men t s

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

  • Exposure working in pharmaceutical industry a plus

  • Ideal candidate will have experience in product development, regulatory compliance, supplier management, database and system administration, and/or GxP auditing.

Ot h e r Job R equ i r e men t s

  • Domestic and international travel may be required per business need.

  • Must have a global mindset.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.