Title:  Investigator, Deviations

Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a multinational, specialty pharmaceutical company with a vision of reaching people and touching lives globally as a leading provider of valued medicines. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and the overall community through the innovation, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products.

Established in 1950, Taro’s world class production facility is located in Brampton, Ontario, with a current team of over 600 Canadian employees. Our company’s focus on the dermatology sector has made us a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialized topical products with a diverse portfolio of creams, ointments, liquids, and gels.

With support from our parent company, Sun Pharma, one of the world’s largest specialty generic pharmaceutical companies, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe and rewarding environment for all of our employees.

Our reward packages have been designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. For additional information visit: www.taro.com.

What we offer:   

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions

Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct  access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off

Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

Our Brampton location is presently looking for Investigator, Operation Admin

General Summary:

The main responsibility for this position is to provide compliance support to meet Taro and Regulatory requirements and ensure that all activities related to investigations and complaints are completed thoroughly and in a timely manner.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all activities related to the recognition, investigation and resolution of non-conformities are performed on a timely manner and in compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads and writes Deviations/Non-Conformances investigation reports
  • Spends time on shop floor learning and understanding applications, processes and getting to know team members
  • Reviews and evaluates for completeness and compliance of the investigation reports and resolution plans authored by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other Taro Personnel when required.
  • Works closely with Production Managers and Release Teams to ensure investigations are closed within timely manner.
  • Follows up and verifies that corrective / preventive actions are appropriate, are implemented as planned and have the intended effectiveness.
  • Supports the CAPA and Customer Complaints programs as requested by Manager.
  • Identifies and trends recurring Deviations /Non-Conformances and ensures appropriate actions are taken such as Management and Regulatory Notifications
  • Creates training related to CAPA, Root Cause Analysis and production investigations to Taro employees personnel as required.
  • Develops or assists with Change Controls and SOP’s as required.
  • Participates in the internal audit program.
  • Other compliance related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of cGMP, GLP, FDA and Health Canada guidance and Regulations
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing and packaging processes is an asset
  • Strong research and problem solving skills, with the ability to effectively perform analysis
  • Does not settle for status quo and challenges systems and processes for improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate effective interaction with co-workers and other departments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required in order to communicate effectively with key areas/departments.
  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of cGMP and GMPs requirements for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and prioritize workload accordingly in conjunction with the Production Management
  • Ability to influence others to do things while maintaining integrity and trust, by keeping a continuous focus on effective communications to ensure achievement of shared goals.
  • Excellent written communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Proficiency with applicable software (TrackWise, MES Document Management System, and Microsoft Office)

Background and Experience:

  • B.Sc. degree in a Chemistry stream or related discipline. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience conducting investigations and writing Deviation Reports, Complaints, CAPAs, and Change Control in a pharmaceutical industry.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Operations, Quality Assurance or Quality Control department.
  • Strong understanding in Pharmaceutical Operations

Problem Solving:

  • Any deviations to procedures, specifications or systems are brought to the Customer (Production manager), and Supervisor’s attention with logic, data and possible corrective measures
  • Problems associated with a wide variety of quality issues that could range from errors in production, incomplete batch records, component reconciliation, poor documentation practices, etc
  • Problems associated with dealing with individuals from departments, and working on various functions within and outside Taro Canada

Working Conditions:

  • General conditions include office and warehouse work; mix of standing, walking, and desk work
  • Clean environment
  • Overtime as required or may need to periodically adjust working hours to meet with shift employees

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment and do not infringe on any characteristics protected by law.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will provide accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon the completing and obtaining of a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.  does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. will not consider any referrals or agree to payment of referral or recruitment fees. In the event a recruiter or an agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.