Shire Tech Transfer Lead (m/w) for a Global Biotechnology Company in Strasse (Baxalta), United States

Shire’s R&D pipeline is with 30+ programs one of the most promising and complex pipelines in the entire biopharmaceutical industry. Research and Development programs in 6 therapy areas encompass pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical substances with highly diverse forms of administration. PDTS (Process Development and Technical Services) in Austria operates in a global environment collaborating with over 30 locations worldwide to develop processes and analytical methods for new substances as well as to support large-scale production for approved medication. PDTS strives to find innovative ways of successfully implementing product-related ideas for the benefit of our patients.

The Tech Transfer Lead:

  • Leads global technology transfers (for Cell Banking, Drug Substance and Drug Product) for clinical and commercial products out of Biologics and Plasma Operating Unit, lead TT for in- and outsourcing/-licensing projects (CMO, DD,…)

  • Leads cross-functional, global project teams using Shire´s TT standard business processes

  • Reports and presents project status to Shire PDTS & Technical Operations leadership

  • Supports development of business processes for global TT projects & processes

  • Acts as technical team lead for evaluation and selection of CMOs or DD projects

  • Supports feasibility studies for new business opportunities and strategic evaluations

  • Works as a strong lead but also acts as team member cross functional teams

  • Applies PM methodology and leadership skills to define scope, budget and timelines

Skills you need:

  • Master's degree in biotech, natural science or plant technology

  • Project management education or experience (certification PMP or IPMA welcome)

  • Min. 5 years of experience in biotech, pharma or engineering; e.g. in pharmaceutical production or managing international projects

  • GMP knowledge, business process development & optimization, strong intercultural skills, leading virtual teams, presentation skills, Strong business acumen, MS Office & MS project proficiency

  • Willingness to travel (up to 20%)

  • Excellent English

As a leading global biotechnology company we have one mission every day: to lastingly improve the lives of people living with rare diseases. Crucial to our mission are our employees – our biggest asset – who enjoy a range of benefits and career opportunities, such as trainee and training programs, job rotations, apprenticeships, work-life balance (certified family friendly), company kindergarten, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. Here you can learn more about Shire in Austria. at

We offer outstanding opportunities to motivated people regardless of your gender, age, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical handicaps. Diversity is part of our success!

The minimum salary for this position is € 4.094,41 gross per month (full-time); increased payment is possible. We are looking forward to your application.

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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.