Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor (12 Month Term)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
6d ago

Quality Control Laboratory Supervisor (12 Month Term)

The incumbent will report directly to the Vice President of Quality and will be responsible for the following :


  • Provide leadership and supervision to quality control employees by providing work direction, scheduling, performance feedback, and recommendation for training and development
  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
  • Perform administrative duties, such as invoice review and approval, as required
  • Define objectives, identify and evaluate trends and options, choose a course of action, and evaluate outcomes
  • Coach, counsel, and discipline employees as required
  • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees
  • Facilitate and lead meetings
  • Ensure a safe and secure work environment
  • Organize and facilitate multi-disciplinary projects both at the site and inter-site levels
  • Represent the QC department in multi-departmental / site meetings
  • Develop and implement new quality / analytical procedures
  • Continuous improvement of quality / analytical procedures
  • Track metrics around compliance and efficiency and recommend measures to improve productivity and quality
  • Oversee all quality control / analytical related projects
  • Oversee the development of all department SOPs and related forms to GMP standards and USP / EU compliance
  • Lead the development / change of analytical testing specifications for controlled / raw materials and finished products
  • Oversee and review / approve deviations, OOS and failure investigations; assign and implement effective CAPA.
  • Review and approve site protocols relevant to QC
  • Review and approve analytical method transfer, qualification and / or validation documents
  • Oversee sampling and testing of raw / controlled materials and cannabis products
  • Oversee calibration / maintenance of laboratory equipment as per established schedule and SOPs
  • Oversee and support troubleshooting of equipment / equipment failures
  • Review, approve and report analytical results
  • Review and approve log books and other documentation containing raw data
  • Oversee laboratory training program and internal audits
  • Attend and participate in meetings
  • All other duties as assigned

  • Minimum B.Sc. degree in an applicable discipline of science (chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related) with a minimum of 4-5 years related industrial experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years supervisory experience
  • Team facilitation / leadership skills with a commitment to team development
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment (e.g. HPLC, GC, and ICP) and knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills
  • Proficient in scientific technical writing
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to an evolving environment
  • Knowledge of GMP and regulations for manufacturing pharmaceutical products considered an asset
  • Knowledge of cannabis regulations considered an asset
  • Project management experience considered an asset
  • We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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