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Title:  Senior Manager, Pharma Tech

Date:  Jul 10, 2024
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:


What we offer:

A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment

Opportunities for career growth and development

A competitive wage/salary

Employee training and organizational development programs, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs


Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Technology


General Summary:


This role manages the overall capacity of the Pharmaceutical Technology group to ensure Day 1 Launches, technical transfers, scale-ups, investigation support and operational efficiency.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Pharmaceutical Technology resources to ensure Day 1 launches for all markets, Operational Support, Product transfers and Scale-ups.
  • Manage all aspect of the product launch activities including cross-functional teams including QA, QC, Engineering, Materials Management, Procurement and Operations.
  • Work closely with the Validation group to ensure Day 1 launches, Product transfers and Scale-ups.
  • Support the QA Investigations Team with Subject Matter Expert (SME) knowledge around process and material related investigations
  • Support the Material Management and Vendor Management teams with SME expertise around raw material and vendor approval
  • Lead efficiency projects to improve manufacturing processes in Operations
  • Owns Master Formula Development and Maintenance
  • Supports QC method development activities by providing small scale and full scale batches
  • Work with Regulatory Affairs on FDA information request replies, Health Canada Clarifaxes and Deficiency Letters
  • When deemed necessary, performs or facilitates quality investigations.
  • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Participate in and/or lead Non Conformance Investigations
  • Complete Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s)
  • Initiate, and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits.
  • Develop and update SOP’s as required.
  • Identifies training and compliance gaps
  • Educates QC analysts, compounders, filling personnel and pharmaceutical personnel on best testing, sampling and investigation practices
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical operations.
  • Good knowledge of test method validation and transfer
  • Advanced knowledge of GMP, GLP, FDA, HPFBI.
  • Good organizational skills and multi-tasking ability.
  • Excellent knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good knowledge of applicable software such as Trackwise, MS Office suite,


Background and Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. Chemistry or other associated field.
  • 5 years of R&D, Quality Assurance, Quality Control or Manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical or related industry environment with at least 5 years in a supervisory or leadership role.
  • Proven record in handling quality investigations


Problem Solving:

  • Handles many complex and difficult decisions with respect to launch priorities, equipment availability and batch scheduling. Many pieces need to come together for a successful Day 1 launch and this role is responsible for the overall outcome.
  • Problems associated with dealing with individuals from departments, and working on various functions within and outside Taro Canada.


Working Conditions:

  • Generally, fairly pleasant surroundings.  Exposure to operational environment including higher than normal noise levels.  Minor exposure, if any, to various chemicals used in the testing/sampling of raw materials, components and finished products.  Fairly level temperatures, etc.


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 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.

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