Apotex Inc. Associate Director, Global Packaging Strategy in Toronto, Ontario

About Apotex:

Apotex is the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, and the largest producer of generic medicines in the country. We have an incredible team of bright, passionate, and committed individuals who are proudly dedicated to our mission of bringing a growing array of high quality, affordable medicines to healthcare systems in 115 countries around the globe. We are looking for the cream of the crop to join our team!

We offer competitive pay, exceptional career development, state-of-the-art facilities, and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field. But we also offer something more… the satisfaction that comes from knowing that the “product” we produce will improve the quality of human lives, and in some cases, save them. Our products, most importantly, are also accessible by people from all economic backgrounds. We’d love to hear how you could contribute to the team!

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Packaging Technology is responsible for supporting the development and driving the deployment of Apotex’s packaging strategy in support of the global supply strategy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drives the definition and execution of a global packaging strategy related to locations, technologies and design.

  • Provides technical leadership and direction to the design, selection implementation and lifecycle management of packaging solutions to meet the challenges of Rx and OTC products for existing and new markets and opportunities.

  • Provides detailed product specific inputs in the integration of packaging technologies into the development of new products.

  • Leads the selection of packaging options for novel market applications including OTC and specific territory or climatic requirements.

  • Collaborates closely and provides inputs with other functions in the outsourcing of technologies or capabilities from third parties necessary to meet product and market requirements.

  • Provides guidance and drive decisions in the sourcing of further packaging equipment capability and capacity.

  • Provides technical leadership on the approaches to secondary and tertiary packaging in response to specific market and regulatory requirements including support to the serialization program.

  • Guides the selection and implementation of inspection and control technologies necessary to ensure consistent quality of packaging output.

  • Provides technical expertise to Apotex approach to transport validation and choices of tertiary packaging configurations.

  • Demonstrates strong decision making skills, utilizing all available resources to correctly identify process and deficiencies and be proactive in implementing the proper resolution.

  • Deploys appropriate systems, processes, resources and services required to attain the goals and objectives of the department.

  • Supports an environment that promotes the values of creativity, integrity, excellence, perseverance, flexibility and respect for diversity in a supportive and dynamic team-based environment.

  • Ensures proactive performance management through regular performance discussions, annual performance reviews and career development. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate based on individual capabilities.

  • Responsible and accountable for compliance with all aspects of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, as well as Apotex’s Health and Safety policies. Safe Work Procedures (SWPs), and Safety Charter.

  • Able to deal comfortably and professionally with Senior Managers and Executives. Relates well to all kinds of people, in all organizational directions. Can build constructive and effective relationships with peers and others as required.

  • Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations and can settle differences quickly. Works to maintain trust and relationships between individuals and groups.

  • Has a good understanding of Canadian, US and EU regulatory guidelines.

  • Responds to complex queries from internal customers providing technical expertise relative to their area, and ensuring that advice provided is in compliance with SOD’s and external standards.

  • Always self-update and maintain high proficiency level of new technology, process and equipment within Manufacturing.

  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.

  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.

  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical technology, Engineering or related science.

  • Recognized qualification in Packaging Technology including materials, design and equipment.

  • Minimum five years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a comprehensive understanding of the packaging requirements of complex markets.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical packaging processes and equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal and team skills.

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.

  • Excellent organization, troubleshooting and report writing skills.

  • Intermediate to advanced level of computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Multi-tasking and project management skills.

  • Ability to work independently and make responsible and accountable decisions.

  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of Regulatory guidelines.

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.

System ID: 2016-4864

Job Type: Full Time

Years of Experience: 7