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Title:  Supervisor, Quality Control Development

Date:  Jun 25, 2024
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Taro Pharmaceuticals 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.

Taro Pharmaceuticals 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

 

Job purpose

 

The main responsibility of this position is to lead and mentor staff, establish and maintain the quality control systems and processes for assessing and qualifying alternate vendors for materials (API, Raw Materials and Packaging Components) to meet Health Canada and FDA regulations.  This position will provide full quality control reports (Vendor Assessment in regards to analytical specifications, analytical validations and product assessment in reference to Residual Solvent Requirements, Elemental Analysis Requirements and Nitrosamines) to assist in the qualification of new vendors, in a GMP manner and according to all approved procedures.  This position promotes right first time quality achievement in their lab and support lab investigations, ensuring their completeness/robustness, while ensuring their timely closure.

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

  • Supervise, lead and mentor staff including ongoing coaching, performance feedback and reviews, routine meetings, standard hours, collaboratively identifying objectives and career development
  • Ensure staff are working in a safe environment and are complying with safety procedures at all times
  • Responsible for overall day-to-day operation of the lab 
  • Plan, schedule, organize and monitor workload optimally to ensure all operations and tasks are performed within required turnaround time metrics and adherence to set schedules, accommodating testing requirements and meeting departmental goals
  • Author risk assessments and reports for Nitrosamines, Elemental Analysis and Residual Solvents evaluations
  • Act as the Lab Manager back up if needed
  • Investigate and documents discrepancies where required.
  • Provide troubleshooting of test method and equipment issues.
  • Responsible for full-cycle internal lab investigations, including trending and preventative actions.
  • Work closely with and perform follow-ups with Purchasing, Vendor(s), Materials Management, Warehouse, R & D and the QA Department
  • Establish and maintain a tracking mechanism to monitor daily requirements
  • Identify and implement key process improvements to areas to enhance systems, gain site efficiencies and elevate GMP requirements
  • Create, review and write procedures
  • Review current systems and procedures and implement changes where appropriate to improve productivity
  • Provide analytical instrumentation support to the lab staff
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits
  • Partner with Warehouse and Purchasing to proactively build quality  into the processes and systems
  • Automates job functions to achieve efficiency improvements
  • Perform monthly Health and Safety Audits and safety awareness training
  • Respond to Health and Safety audit reports
  • Other responsibilities and special projects as required

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Ability to establish and maintain trusted and respected relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • High energy level, ability to promote positive change and influence others
  • Promote and maintain a lean culture
  • Strong knowledge of analytical instrumentation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to articulate messages and interact with a variety of audiences (internal and external)
  • Strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, detail oriented, trouble shooting, problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Proficiency with applicable software (LIMs and Empower)
  • Ability to identify any deviations to procedures or systems and make recommendations for corrective measures
  • Ability to implement short range strategies and objectives towards enhancing the quality standards of the department

 

Problem Solving:

 

  • Any deviations to procedures or systems are brought to the Director’s attention with logic, data and corrective measures
  • Implement short range strategies and objectives towards enhancing the quality standards of the department and facility

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • strong supervisory experience is an asset
  • Knowledgeable and experienced application of Health Canada and FDA regulations

 

Working conditions

 

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and prioritize workload
  • Numerous and varied responsibilities demanding attention and detail

 

Physical requirements

 

  • Continuous walking and standing

 

Direct reports

 

7 x Analyst, QCDs

 

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

Taro Pharmaceuticals 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 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 does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with an agency / recruiter, Taro Pharmaceuticals 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 explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

 

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