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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Process Validation Specialist in Lessines, Belgium


The Process Validation Specialist manages medium to big projects for Process and Cleaning Validation. He/She prepares and implements the validation documentation required to assure the proper development of a project and support regulatory submissions. He manages deviations and changes in order to guarantee that these are well documented and that corrective actions are taken and followed-up upon.


  • Contributing to continuous improvement and International standardization for topics related to process and cleaning validation,

  • Supporting small, mid size and big projects within the plant,

  • Assuring the ability to meet the Department goals in respect to Quality, Fullfilment and EHS

  • Take part in internal/external audits.

  • Coordinate activities of junior validation engineers and contractors


  • BS Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, or other job related discipline

  • Minimum 2 years in Validation/Quality Systems in a pharmaceutical industry

  • Project management experience

  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English and French (written and spoken)

  • Familiar with Quality Management and GxP Regulations

  • Knowledge of Validation Methodologies

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, European and FDA regulations, cGMP, GDP

  • Knowledge of the manufacturing processes

  • Requires excellent analytical skills with systematic approaches to problem solving.Must be able to break down complex problems and tasks into activities capable of being performed by personnel.

  • Sound industry knowledge, project proficiency, and autonomy expected. May be considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in various disciplines.

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Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.