Production Project Leader Job in Richmond Hill for Apotex |

Production Project Leader

December 1 2021
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Engineering, Manufacturing, Production and planning management, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Project management, Project Management, Business Analysis
Richmond Hill, ON

About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

The Production Project Leader is responsible for initiatives to improve production safety, quality, capacity, reliability, cost, customer serviceand regulatory compliance in the Production department. Acting as a leading member of a team, the Project Leader works with others in Production in an attempt to reduce or eliminate non-value added activities or costs, while maintaining or improving quality, productivity and timeliness of the projects being managed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Production Technicians and Production Management team to support objectives related to Safety/Quality/Productivity. This can also include PMO & DLM action items, Continous Improvement inititatives from the technicians and Data Collection for various projects.
  • Monitor the individual line routings (target and actual) and send updates every quarter or other defined frequency to Production Management and Scheduling Team.
  • Support the Investigation process to determine root cause, generate CAPAs and departmental notifications. This can include the write ups of PRs as needed and being an SME as part of SWAT investigations.
  • Liaise regularly with Production Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance and SHE group to coordinate project activities, to prove technical advice. Leadership and updates on project status inclusive of Dedicated Teams progress, to implement inititatives. Generate CCRs for Equipment and SOPs as required to coordinate the installation and commissioning of production equipment. This includes completing equipment installation, operational qualifications (IQ/OQs) for new and exisiting equipment and develop and execute all protocols as needed.
  • Seek out issues and recommend solutions for improvements in production processes, reliability and compliance to Production Operations, Engineering and Quality Assurance.
  • Coordinate the activities of team members, outside consultants/vendors and contractors in the execution of projects, ensuring technical and regulatory compliance standards. Under supervision, ensure cost and schedule parameters are continuously monitored.
  • Update/Generate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), MMAR/MPAR templates as required based on CAPAs, Equipment changes and other drivers of change.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in full compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), SOPs and in accordance with established Safety Standards. This includes audit responses and responsible for audit prep activities (floor readiness, pre-requests,audit support
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Post secondary degree in Engineering, Sciences, or a related technical field preferred or equivalent combination of College Diploma and Project Management experience in a manufacturing environment. Leadership ability particularly in the areas of achieving outcomes through others, developing and maintaining positive working relationships, clarifying expectations and seeking understanding, and taking ownership and accountability for own performance
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to work within a team environment (as part of a team) as demonstrated through previous work experience
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Proven customer service skills
    • Proven strong organizational, time management, and project management skills. Demonstrated experience in coordinating project activities
    • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Experience
  • Three to five years work experience in a GMP manufacturing environment preferred

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements. Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada. Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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