Shire QA Operations Sr. Specialist in Lessines, Belgium


The purpose of this job is to act as quality expert for any quality/compliance related topics in relation with the operations

Quality operation within his area of responsibility:

  • Assure the correct deployment of the cGMP, Shire guidance within the quality operations department

  • Provide support and expertise in significant quality-related issues.

  • Supports if needed any process/facility/Equipment modification by participating to the quality requirements definition for related projects

  • Support any quality decision on the floor in coordination with Manufacturing. Provide support and expertise in all quality-related issues

Continuous improvement:

  • Develop continuous improvement projects (DMAIC, Problem Solving, …) in the framework of quality operations department.

  • Lead and or participate to continuous improvement initiative

  • Support all global initiatives related to quality related topics for his area of responsibility

  • Provide expertise during the revision of Global procedures and guidances

  • Developp quality strategy for sytem

Quality system within his area of responsibility:

  • Act as quality representative in the evaluation, the implementation and the approval of change control

  • Act as Quality Representative in the evaluation (risk evaluation, lots potentially impacted and to be held from release), the investigation (including quality impact) and the approval of deviation Reports


  • Participates in external inspections.

  • Provide support if necessary to the RA group by providing required data for submission files


  • Master degree in Engineering or Science (Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry)

  • 5-10 years in pharmaceutical industry with manufacturing environment

  • Technical writing skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Strength organization skills

  • Autonomy

  • Fluent in English

  • Good overview of the differents quality systems

  • Continous improvement mindset: green belt certified is a plus

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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.