Shire Head of Tech Services Lessines in Lessines, Belgium

  • Manage and develop the Technical Services group, leading a team of +/-8 direct reports

  • Assure process robustness and supply reliability by controlling the manufacturing process life cycle from process / product development and authority submission to routine production

  • Responsible for providing a reliable yield status (actual data) and accurate yield forecasts for all plasma products together with strategies to meet the yield targets

  • Develop and direct strategies to drive yield improvement projects, to reduce lead times, to secure the process and to reduce deviation.

  • Contribute to long term strategic planning

  • Evaluate the suitability of new technologies for the implementation in manufacturing and work with Process Science and the plant operations team to ensure successful transition to the manufacturing floor

  • Ensure compliance with current GMP and other regulatory requirements

  • Apply Lean, Six Sigma and DMAIC methods to improve the manufacturing processes and to determine causes of product failures or process shifts

  • Guide and monitor projects/tasks/initiatives and ensure timely implementation

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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.