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CMC Lead Plasma

Objective/ Purpose:

  • Accountable for CMC LCM of one or more plasma products
  • Represents the CMC team on the Technical Operations Product Team
  • Leads a cross-functional CMC team to drive effective product LCM


  • Responsible for CMC strategy to enable effective lifecycle initiatives for supply continuity, risk management, line extensions & discontinuation, launch execution & global expansion/contraction, COGs management, regulatory activities, product/process knowledge, capability & improvement, tech transfer, and process validation
  • Aligns with GMS Product team on CMC LMC strategy
  • Drives the link between CMC strategy on the GMS product team and CMC execution on the CMC subteam
  • Ensure harmonization/ standardization between facilities and best practice sharing
  • Accountable to guarantee proper yield tracking and to provide accurate yield status and forecast
  • Drive Yield projects identification, scoping, prioritization, tracking, and reporting
  • Is the overall product/process expert for the product; provides bridges across expertise represented on the CMC team
  • Accountable for CMC sections of product dossiers
  • Provide SME expertise of major process and methods investigations
  • Assess and provide feedback to cross-functional technical proposals and recommendations
  • Manage multiple workstreams and projects. Make sound and timely decisions based on project priorities. Discern paths forward within ambiguous environments

Dimensions and Aspects:

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise:

  • Has a deep and broad understanding of plasma manufacturing, the regulatory environment, life cycle management, trends in innovation, and financial acumen


  • Provides effective CMC leadership for product management
  • Ability to influence across the organization to drive decisions, alignment, and conflict resolution for complex cross-functional CMC
  • Provides vision and passion for driving technology and innovation within the plasma portfolio
  • Able to operate effectively through ambiguity
  • Displays and drives Takeda culture of Takeda-ism, PTRB, safety, and quality into the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • Has the ability to operate autonomously for most aspects of the role; aligns with supervisor where necessary
  • Has overall decision authority for activities managed by the CMC subteam


  • Works across GMSci Plasma for business metrics and to align CMC LCM procedures & activities
  • Works across GMSci Plasma, PDT BU R&D, and Site Manufacturing Sciences groups to align on vision and priorities for Plasma products LCM
  • Works with the PDT BU R&D group on coordination of hand-off of late-stage products to the commercial team


  • Uses an innovative approach to solving complex CMC LCM issues
  • Draws in others focused on innovation to drive better outcomes from the product


  • Manages with a matrix of reporting lines and across functional areas
  • Provides leadership to drive highly complex projects involving cutting across multiple sites and products
  • Manages multiple products

Education, Behavioral Competencies, and Skills:

Education/ Experience:

  • Degree in engineering or life sciences
  • Experience operating globally in a matrixed organization highly preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience, preferably within the plasma business
  • Experience defining the strategy and roadmap for complex, cross-functional CMC initiatives


  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal and communication skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience, as well as, project management tools


  • Strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients to build reputation and trust
  • Creating an environment that inspires and enables people
  • Focusing on the few priorities and provide superior results
  • Elevating capabilities for now and the future

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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CMC Lead Plasma


Veröffentlicht am 18.08.2020