Head of Quality

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Job Type: Full-time

Location: Barrie, Ontario headquarters

Job Summary: The Head of Quality ensures compliance with all aspects of GMP/GPP regulations as required by Health Canada and corporate contractual obligations; drives the execution of testing and releasing of products based on the Master Production Schedule; provides leadership and oversight to Quality Assurance and Quality Control teams.

Reports to: VP of Quality and Scientific Affairs


  • Proven ability to execute the fundamentals of a Quality Management System to achieve operational excellence driving both efficiency and effectiveness in a safe and compliant manner
  • Provide strong leadership and direction to the quality team and corporately, providing training, development and coaching opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with GMP regulations as required by Health Canada or other jurisdictions in order to obtain/maintain GMP status
  • Make decisions on the release/rejection of materials/products based on sound judgement and regulatory requirements, reports and specifications
  • Regularly review and assess individual and team goals and objectives to ensure they align with corporate goals and vision
  • Evaluate current and future states within the Quality function to ensure human and capital resources support the activities now and in future
  • Lead and participate in Health Canada GMP/GPP and third-party audits
  • Provide leadership in root cause analysis and investigation of out of specification results
  • Lead and conduct results examination and analytical investigations
  • Review and approve deviation reports, oversee root cause analyses and provide recommendations for corrective actions
  • Approve SOPs, quality policies and procedures and methods to ensure continuous compliance with GMP/GPP
  • Review and approve method transfer, validation protocols and reports
  • Contact customers, Regulatory bodies and internal departments to respond to their inquiries associated with the resolution of QA/QC issues
  • Provide direct oversight of analytical instrument calibration and preventative maintenance
  • Oversee testing at all levels of production, in-process components and finished products
  • Ensure a robust documentation system is in place to support ongoing GMP activities including the trending of data
  • Stay abreast of regulatory updates and guidance to ensure compliant processes and procedures

Skills and Experience:

  • B.Sc. in chemistry or science related field required M.Sc. and or in combination with an advanced degree in Business preferred
  • 5 or more years proven leadership experience within a QA/QC environment in pharmaceutical/manufacturing related industry
  • Relentless attention to detail in finding ways to ensure on going compliance while meeting operational and organizational targets
  • Advanced knowledge of GMP/GPP for manufacturing/packaging
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Superb computer competence
  • Exceptional Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate within all levels and spectrums of the business operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of testing best practices and procedures

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