Director, Site Quality
Job description: The Director, Site Quality will be the Head of Quality of our Zenabis Atholville site and a key member of the Site Leadership Team with dotted line reporting to the Facility Director. In this role you will be a critical leader of the Quality function and will drive improvement activities including the development and maintenance of the Quality Management System (QMS) and comprehensive quality metrics. You will undertake the broadest possible involvement in every aspect of cannabis production and testing, and facility operations related to the quality of products produced. The incumbent is responsible for the release of all products and to assure they have been produced from approved processes in conformance to all applicable regulatory requirements and Company policies The position will partner with the manufacturing and R&D organizations and support teams to make recommendations, set goals and implement solutions for process improvements. Another key component of your role will be leveraging your ability to effectively lead a team and facilitate the learning and development opportunities for your and the greater organization. Core Competencies: Demonstrated subject matter ability and knowledge of theories, principles and concepts of the Pharmaceutical Quality System Knowledge of Quality Risk Managerial experience leading regulatory inspections and audits Extensive knowledge of EU/US/ICH GMP regulations and related standards Proven background to lead change through an organization Duties and Responsibilities: Manages and coordinates all Quality Assurance and Quality related activities Ensures compliance of QMS with GxP regulations, including Health Canada, EU and FDA Develops and implements programs to establish and maintain quality standards of existing products, as well as developing programs to focus employees on quality improvement Implements policies, procedures and methods to check product, material, components and/or quality and improve same Provides Quality leadership and direction to support business operations and development of the site quality strategy Provides focus on the quality status and performance of the facility by instilling a culture of quality and continuous improvement Assures the implementation and alignment of the QMS, and compliance to the pertinent global regulations Accountable for the release of products and to assure they have been produced from approved processes in conformance to all applicable regulatory requirements and Company policies Ensures that all necessary testing is carried out and the associated records evaluated, in accordance with approved specifications, sampling instructions, test methods and other relevant procedures Plans, directs, and coordinates all Quality operation activities to assure production plans are met Responsible for day-to-day management, setting objectives, coaching and developing employees, and performance appraisal Defines team organization and roles and responsibilities Drives important negotiations and influences stakeholders internally Supports interactions with authorities by the Compliance team Approve signatory for major changes and NPI reviews Lead and manage critical quality incidents, interaction with authorities with the support of the Compliance team and supports quality operations Perform gap assessments and lead the site implementation of corporate Quality policies Participate in the recruitment and development of Quality staff, ensuring all teammates have appropriate goals and objectives set Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a Science/Technical discipline 8+ years of hands-on background in Quality with managerial background A min of 3 yrs at manager level or higher leading two or more functional groups in a life science, GMP regulated industry Demonstrated skill developing teams Background with common continuous improvement tools (e.g., 6 Sigma) Good written and oral communication/presentation skills and management expertise Logical in thought and detailed focused Analytical approach to issue solving and decision making Excellent negotiation skills Demonstrated leadership and management experience working with cross functional teams on complex projects Background in a startup facility or with technology transfer Salary: Commensurate with background and requirements Security Clearance: Security Clearance may be required for this position. Working Hours: Salaried Position: Monday through Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm. This position will require after hours or extended hours based on activity Physical demands: None About Zenabis: Zenabis is quickly becoming a key player in the rapidly growing Canadian cannabis industry. As a publicly traded company (TSX:ZENA) with over 30yrs of background in commercial agriculture, we have the potential to become 1 of the largest licensed producers of medical and adult-use cannabis in the world. We are a diverse and passionate team of doctors, scientists, cultivators, educators, and advocates with the same goal: to increase access to high-quality cannabis products. While headquartered in downtown Vancouver, Zenabis' facilities are located coast to coast across Canada. As the reach of our products continues to expand nationwide and internationally, we are looking for exceptional talent to propel our company to the next level. Join us as we help build this budding industry! For more details, please visit: https://www.zenabis.com.
August 27 on The Resumator