Shire Head of Packaging in Lessines (Baxalta), Belgium

The jobholder’s prime function is to lead the Packing Team determining and implementing site effective strategies, planning, organizing and managing the Packaging assigned to the Shire Lessines operating unit and therefore, respond to the market demand in the best conditions of QUALITY, COST and DELIVERY LEAD TIME through the optimum adjustment and utilization of technical and human resources in the achievement of the Company Vision, Shared Values, Ethics and Objectives.


  • Define the principles of organization and functioning within his/her perimeter

  • Promote and develop safety culture in close collaboration with EHS department

  • Manage and coach resources, develop team spirit and drive talent

  • In close collaboration with HR department, to ensure the human management of a production line running in continuous: recruitment, development, performance evaluation, individual case management, organization, training, …

  • Deliver a product of quality on time and meet the market demand

  • Ensure that all products meet the quality and regulatory requirements

  • Ensure the respect of the cGMP’s and GDP’s

  • Ensure the defense of files during local and international inspections

  • Optimize capacity (increase the output) and manpower

  • Ensure the collaborative support to supply chain, QC and release process

  • Improve manufacturing methods

  • Coordinate the packaging design activities

  • Identify, prioritize, execute/support strategic or continuous improvement projects

  • Respect equipment investment costs

  • Elaborate and respect the packing budget

  • Monthly, deliver the KPI


  • Civil/Industrial Engineer

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in people management

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in key management role in a manufacturing plant

  • Managing skills: respect & integrity, leadership, team player, innovative and risk taker, develop talents, results oriented, organization.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Good knowledge of US/European regulatory and commercial rules

  • Mastery of lean analysis methodolgies

  • Basic knowledge in financial and cost accounting

  • Fluent in English

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.