Shire Capital Processes Lead (Associate Director Level) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role

  • Responsible for development, implementation, execution, and administration of capital project business processes, including cost estimating, cost control, planning/scheduling, risk management and asset definition/disposition.

  • Responsible for auditing sites and functions to ensure compliance to applicable business processes.

  • Ensures that capital engineering meets and complies with all internal and external audit requirements.

  • Provides leadership in the development of new procedures, standards, and programs.

  • Fosters an environment of creativity and innovation identifying and optimizing the needed processes in close partnership with functions within and outside engineering such as e.g. PMO’s.

  • Create and maintain capital project delivery metrics (KPIs).

  • Review with senior management the suitability and effectiveness of management systems for capital project delivery.


45%: Ensures existing CM processes are maintained, administrated, communicated and relevant stakeholders within engineering are trained

20%: Act as Capital Management liaison with PMO and Site Engineering teams - provide guidance to Capital Management on the need for new processes and or tools and then then work with the Capital Process & Tools lead to develop, implement and train on the tool

10%: Ensures effective application of the processes by auditing CM Projects (based on agreed rules/ thresholds)

10%: Provides information about industry trends and emerging developments/technologies and initiates/drives implementation based on agreement with CM Leadership Team (CMLT)

10%: Creates and maintains metrics and periodically reviews the suitability and effectiveness of the business

5%: Supports CMLT initiatives

Education & Experience Requirements


  • Master or Bachelor in engineering discipline with minimum of 10 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing, Quality or related field.

  • Experienced in managing Capital Projects > $ 5M from Concept Design to Project close out / hand over

  • Experienced in working in a “fast pace” and multinational environment / working across different global time zones

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry

  • Experienced in Stakeholder Management, facilitation of decision making, presentation,


  • Certified Senior PM according IPMA or PMI or Master in PM /PPM

  • Several languages preferred English & German

Other Requirements

Requires approximately 15-35% travel (domestic and international)

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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.