Shire QA Sr Specialist I in Woodlands Industrial Park (Baxalta), Singapore

Primary Objectives of this Job

This position is part of the Quality Assurance team responsible for implementation and maintenance of the various Quality Systems and/ or incoming material release to achieve the site objectives for Shire Singapore.


General responsibilities:

  • Participating in investigations relating to laboratories/ incoming material release/ systems and review/approve the investigation report.

  • Lead as SME in the gap analysis for current SOP/practices with the various subject matter expert to ensure compliance with DM/DPs revision, where gaps are identified, ensure that an implementation/mitigation plan is in place and follow-through to completion.

  • Reviewing/approving change controls and SOP for supporting areas

  • Support the compliance, audit, regulatory and training activities as required and any other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor

  • Leadership

  • Build strong partnership with all other departments to ensure open communications and acceptance

  • Commitment to a fair and respectful relationship to others and behavior in accordance with Shire’s Code of Conduct

  • EHS

  • Responsibility to adhere to any applicable EHS requirements

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Other responsibilities:

  • Quality System(s) implementation and maintenance (if assigned)

  • Participate and lead in Quality System(s) rollout by ensuring that the following elements of the assigned Quality System(s) is/ are implemented and maintained at the site according to regulatory, corporate and division requirements:

  • Nonconformance/CAPA, Change control, , Incoming Release, , Quality Management Review, Customer complaints, Annual Product Review/Product Quality Review, Product Recall,

  • Owns and conduct training for the (why QA Spec II does not have ‘applicable’ and ‘assigned’ quality system(s) (e.g, TrackWise 8 for Change Control,) and support any upgrading initiatives of this / these system(s) by corporate/division.

  • Track and monitor metrics related to assigned quality system(s) and drive performance on site.

  • Participating in investigations relating to supporting areas (e.g. laboratories/ raw material release/ systems/ warehouse) and review/approve the investigation report. Note that support areas can be subjected to changes.

  • Manage Quality Councils and Quality Management Reviews

  • Perform assessments and tasks related to change controls pertaining to Quality System

  • Responsible for development and writing of Quality system(s) and QA related procedures for assigned quality system(s)

  • Ensure timely investigation and report for customer complaints and Product Recall

  • Lead and work with the various departments to ensure timely completion of Product Review/Product Quality Review

  • Incoming Material release (if assigned)

  • Responsible for the development and writing of QA related procedures as well as incoming material specifications.

  • Ensure timely release of incoming material

  • Participating in investigations relating to laboratories/ incoming material release/ systems and review/approve the investigation report.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • The candidate should have at least a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, biology,’ biotechnology chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. Additional certification and trainings such as auditor training or QP training will be advantageous.

  • A minimum experience of 4 years in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology in quality assurance, GMP/GLP compliance, operations or validation, ideally in a multinational company.

  • Understanding of FDA/Eu cGMP and ICH guidelines, any exposure/experience to the international regulatory network/audits will be advantages.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross functional or cross sites to achieve objectives.

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt training would be helpful.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Quality systems/ incoming material release knowledge

  • Good knowledge in the various regulatory requirements including Compendia requirements

  • Able to logically solve problems in order to find timely solutions.

  • An ability to interact and communicate with all types of personalities in an effective and diplomatic manner.

  • Presentation skills for training and audits and Senior Management

  • Project Management skills is preferred

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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.