I currently manage the compliance program within the Materials Management department. We are responsible for planning, procuring, and delivering all raw materials to support Manufacturing. My job is to ensure we are in compliance with regulatory requirements put forth by agencies such as the FDA. I joined Shire because they were looking for experienced leaders and they decided to pursue recently separated veterans who had a track record of success in leading teams and making an impact.
In my role on Shire’s marketing team for U.S. Oncology, I am responsible for developing and implementing the brand strategy and tactics for a product given to patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. There is a tremendous amount of job satisfaction from knowing that the products we provide to patients truly make a difference in their lives and their families’ lives. I have always had a passion for marketing, especially in the healthcare industry where we can make a true impact by developing and delivering breakthrough therapies for those affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions.
I am currently a supervisor for a cell culture manufacturing team which produces a drug used to treat Hunter’s Syndrome. My day to day functions include ensuring the manufacturing process adheres to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, enforcing safety with all team members, and providing leadership and guidance to ensure the delivery of product is executed in an efficient way. I chose Shire as my first company outside of the military – where I served as a company commander for a tank company in the U.S. Army – because of the important role it plays in helping patients with life-altering conditions lead better lives.
For the last 6+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a training specialist at all three of our manufacturing facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. It’s my responsibility to facilitate the classroom and on-the-job training that ensures our team members can safely produce Shire’s products in one of the most technologically advanced laboratories in the world. It’s a fantastic feeling to know that the work I do can contribute to helping transform the lives of people around the world whose health is impacted by rare diseases and other specialty conditions.
As a manufacturing technician at Shire, one of my key responsibilities is to maintain the bioreactor, a vessel used in the process of growing cell cultures, which are essential for the products we create. For me, Shire has always stood out as a company that leads the way. We fearlessly innovate to address unmet patient needs– and that’s a huge motivator for me.
As a media operations leader at Shire, I am responsible for managing media and chemical weigh and dispense areas to support the manufacturing process. One of the best things about my job is giving patients and patient advocacy groups short tours of our manufacturing facilities. I get the pleasure of meeting some of our patients in person. It’s great for them to see the standards we adhere to and for us to learn more about these disease through their life stories.
I am a logistics, procurement and program management professional with 10 years of experience in numerous high-performing and hands-on leadership positions. In my current role at Shire, I lead the Clinical Development Governance group. This group oversees all of our major decision-making bodies that drive our innovation and strategy so we can continue to be the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions.