Packaging Supervisor
Apotex - Toronto, ON

Job Summary:

In addition to the daily shop floor transactions, the Packaging Coordinator is accountable for the tactical plans to support the implementation of packaging strategies. Key areas include setting attainable objectives, achieving resource efficiency, optimising packaging processes, and managing costs diligently. The expected business impacts include, although are not limited to:

  • Departmental performance in the areas of quality, productivity, safety, and cost
  • Utilization of existing resources and capacity to meet increasing business demands
  • Adherence to the compliance of process, people, equipment, and materials

Job Accountabilities:

Project / Functional Contribution

  • Works closely with packaging managers to translate corporate goals and strategies into packaging-specific targets and action plans
  • Ensures that packaging areas are in full compliance with the regulatory requirements (GMP, Safety) and company policies at all times
  • Plans the monthly and / or bi-weekly manpower deployment in accordance with scheduled packaging demands
  • Accountable for sustaining the month-to-month reliability targets, quality standards, safety index, and other business measures
  • Evaluates packaging processes to identify the opportunities in:

o Shortening cycle times
o Minimizing the need for overhead
o Reducing waste
o Synchronizing packaging activities and events

  • Leads the implementation of large-scale departmental initiatives, such as set-up reduction, visual workplace, target resetting, and team restructuring
  • Partners with QA management to resolve customer complaints
  • May be assigned responsibility for the daily operations in small-scale plant (i.e. SP / Antibiotics)

Leadership / Professional Development of Self and Others

  • Accountable for deploying qualified technicians on the shop floor and managing the performance, following relevant processes
  • Communicates corporate messages in packaging operations
  • Works closely with the competency management team to proactively define and validate competency models that are aligned with packaging processes
  • Responsible for shop floor recruitment needs in collaboration with the corporate recruitment team and the competency management team
  • Represents packaging on cross-functional project teams, and supports action planning and execution with committed resources
  • Exercises managerial approvals in manager’s absence
  • Participates in developing responses to the regulatory audits as needed
  • Carries out other duties as required

Job Requirements/Education:

  • Proven in-depth knowledge and application of GMP’s, safety, and operation management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand departmental goals and translate them into team performance measurement and management
  • Successes in motivating, coaching, decision-making, and prioritising
  • Displayed critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in project management and process optimisation
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to rotate shifts and / or sites
  • Hands-on experience with internet, email, MS office tools, and SAP (or an equivalent)
  • Minimum seven years of industrial production experience, ideally in a pharmaceutical packaging environment; minimum two years supervisory experience
  • A degree in chemistry, engineering or a closely related discipline required

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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