Production Manager


Cambridge, ON

  • 2021-09-22
  • Our client, a global leading innovator, developer and manufacturer of a wide range of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products is looking for a Production Manager in the Cambridge area. Reporting to the Plant Manager, the future Production Manager will be responsible for the proactive management of a sterile manufacturing facility in accordance with safety regulations, cGMP, and regulatory compliance. This role is for a dynamic hands-on leader with the ability to drive performance through the development of employees through accountability, standards, continuous improvement, a person who leads by example as a technical expert in the sterile and non-sterile environment. 

    Key responsibilities:
    • Plans and coordinates all areas of production;
    • Identifies trends in processing times, actions to address and improves operational conditions;
    • Provides technical guidance to staff and/or colleagues as well as anticipates and interprets the business needs to identify solutions;
    • Acts as the interface between the company and external organizations such as Health Canada, US - FDA, Contract Auditors and others to ensure compliance with current regulations;
    • Leads manufacturing investigations regarding batch discrepancies and out of specification events;
    • Sets and measures team performance/goals, contributes to production scheduling decisions;
    • Leads and supports filling and packaging equipment modifications and upgrades for automated process efficiency, regulatory compliance and replacement of obsolescent equipment, controls and systems;
    • Enhances the management and operation skills within the production department;
    • Develops cost reduction plans and ensures departments operates within budget;
    • Ensures current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliance and attainment of PSQDC (Performance, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) targets.
    • Translates company’s strategy into meaningful plans and actions at the operations level;
    • Manages and evaluate on a regular basis the KPI information and takes actions for a smooth production flow; 
    • Leads by example and proactively communicates and collaborates with internal staff, colleagues, the union and external stakeholders;
    • Participates in the budget planning process; 
    • Ensures proper communication is maintained with internal and external customers;
    • Observes and aligns operations in all departments to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures and standards as related to departmental duties; 
    • Identifies production needs and executes actions including, but not limited to, process management, staffing, equipment, and training; 
    • Participates as a member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
    Employee Development and Continuous Improvement
    • Builds and sustains empathy and trust by actively listening, understanding, coaching and supporting employees and team members;
    • Assesses the existing talent to determine if the skills/competencies are appropriate for current roles and future goals; 
    • Sets performance goals and objectives with direct reports; 
    • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Safety and CGMP training are applied and up to date. 
    • Supports Continuous Integration (CI) project teams;
    • Encourages and mentors CI Leaders to educate and empower a CI mindset throughout the production operations.
    • Minimum 5 years in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, with at least 3 years of leadership experience directly within drug product manufacturing, in aseptic and sterile filling environments;
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Life Sciences;
    • Effective at working in fast-paced environments, specifically in a leadership capacity to facilitate objective decision making;
    • Ability to perform departmental capacity analysis to recommend short and long-term strategies; 
    • Strong general understanding of parenteral drug manufacturing with expertise in Health Canada, US FDA and EU regulations.

    If you have the above requirements and this sounds like an opportunity for you, send your resume by clicking the APPLY button!

    We thank all the applicants, but only the selected candidates will be contacted.