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Manager Trainee - Quality (Travel Program; Relocation Required)


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At BioLife, we’re focused on delivering life-changing plasma therapies to those who need it most. It’s work that takes the best, and we’re constantly looking for exceptional people to join our team.

That’s why we created our Manager Trainee Program. We hire motivated professionals into accelerated leadership development programs and give them support for learning and growth, as well as clear career paths. This is an opportunity to work with a high level of autonomy, flex your talents and build your professional network as you travel to multiple centers to experience different dynamics, varying management styles and unique work environments.

With the incredible growth of 160+ BioLife Plasma Services centers across the U.S., the future looks bright for those who join us. Take a journey that can change your career — and your life.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Manager Trainee at BioLife?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Communicator 10
  • Personable 8
  • Leadership 10
  • Detail-Oriented 9
  • Motivational 10
  • Analytical 9


  • We live by Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance
  • Every day we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases


  • What I love about the culture of BioLife is everyone is always there to help you grow and succeed. Everyone is giving you feedback to help you reach your goals.

    Jessica K.

    Manager Trainee - Quality

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  • The importance of plasma therapies is global. It’s not just here in Indiana or North America. It’s the entire world. You never know who you will help.

    Tyrone W.

    Senior Operations Manager Trainee

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  • In this program, I’ve been able to network, get to know people across the company, and form solid connections I can tap into any time I need help.

    LaTanya J.

    Manager Trainee - Operations

    See LaTanya's Story >


  • Work-Life Balance

    Regular hours and time for life outside of the office.

  • Health Care

    Comprehensive coverage including Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Learn and grow with tuition reimbursement.

  • Paid Time Off

    Get the chance to relax and recharge with paid time off.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Bond with your newborn with Maternity and Paternity Leave.

  • Life and Disability Insurance

    Take care of your future with Life and Disability Insurance.


Job ID R0050986

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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


EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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