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Manager Trainee – Quality (Travel Program; Relocation Required)

Biolife Plasma Services

This is a Full-time position in LOS ANGELES, CA posted May 2, 2021.

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Job Description

Quality Manager Trainee- Competitive Salary

About BioLife Plasma Services

Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we’ll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.

BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. 

Our Mission

To provide the highest-quality plasma to meet the expectations of our customers, ensuring the availability of life-saving therapies for patients.

Our Vision

To be the leading plasma supply company in the world by continuously improving, to ensure:

  • Every employee is valued and a fully engaged member of our team
  • Every donor is recognized for his or her contribution and given exceptional service
  • Every process is innovative and efficient
  • Every customer is delighted with our performance

About the Quality Manager Trainee Role

  • Takeda is looking for self-motivated individuals to enter in our Quality Management Trainee Program and advance into a Quality Manager position at one of our US BioLife Plasma Center locations across a wide network. As a Quality Manager Trainee, you will have the opportunity to travel to multiple dynamic and unique work environments, through our comprehensive travel package.

Qualifications for this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent amount of leadership experience (approximately 3 years)
  • Experience working with SOPs, GDP, GMP, CLIA, FDA or within another highly regulated industry preferred.                                                                                                                      

Important Requirements:

  • During the Quality Management Trainee Program, trainees must either live near a BioLife Plasma Services location or relocate to Appleton, WI .
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license for the entire duration of the program.
  • Ability to travel up to 75%-85% of the time for duration of training program, and relocation upon completion of program.
  • Production environment requiring the ability to walk and stand for the entire work shift.
  • Requires frequent leaning, bending, stooping, crouching, and reaching above the shoulders and below the knee. Requires frequent lifting up to 32 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have fine motor coordination, depth perception, and ability to hear equipment sounds from a distance.
  • Due to potential exposure to blood borne pathogens (risk level 1), 90% of production-based work tasks require pro-longed glove wear.

Primary Responsibilities of the Quality Manager Trainee role include:

  • Learns to maintain compliance with all federal, state, local and company regulations related to quality of product, employee and donor safety.
  • Obtains and maintains quality system qualifications.
  • Assists with ensuring staff perform routine tasks according to SOP through direct observation.
  • Works in collaboration with center management teams to prepare for and host (if needed) internal auditors and external inspectors. Completes all projects and assignments associated with QMT training plan in a timely manner.
  • Performs data analysis to promote efficient quality operations while ensuring compliance with Takeda, local and federal regulations.
  • Assists in the development of center staff. This includes staff communication, providing feedback to employees, developing employee talent and assisting with recruitment efforts.
  • Ensures high levels of customer service and satisfaction. Meets and strives to exceed customer expectations.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, peers, and management to achieve business goals. Communicates continuously and resolves conflicts proactively.
  • The Quality Manager Trainee development program will be for a period of up to 9 months. After completion of the development program, Quality Manager Trainees will have an additional 6 months to establish a management position.

Joining the Takeda team also means being offered amazing benefits!

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Major Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance & Prescription Coverage for Eligible Employees
  • Generous Vacation and Company Paid Holidays
  • Vacation minimum of 15 days and 10 paid holidays
  • Comprehensive Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Retirement Savings Program
  • Generous employer contribution and Matching Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance



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