Shire QA Supervisor in Neuchatel, Switzerland

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, Ophthalmic, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology. In 2016, Shire grew its organization to approximately 24,000 employees+ globally, following integrations of Dyax and Baxalta.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available at Shire 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 Quality Operational aspects for the Neuchatel Site, ensuring compliance with the license, regulations as well as c-GxP Regulations.

Essential duties and responsabilities

  • 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, reports are available.

  • 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

Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

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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.