Site Quality Director

Canopy Growth Corporation - St. John's, NL (30+ days ago)

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Legalization has opened up the recreational cannabis market in Canada, and the global demand for medical cannabis continues to expand. In this exciting new environment, Canopy Growth’s mission is to be the No. 1 cannabis company in the world. We’re looking for incredible people to join us on the journey.
The Company
With millions of square feet of licensed cannabis production and operations spanning five continents, Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) is the largest legal producer of cannabis in the world. It is a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WEED), the New York Stock Exchange (CGC), and is part of the S&P Composite Index. Its wholly owned subsidiaries — including its flagship, Tweed, and international medical companies operating under the Spectrum Therapeutics brand — are leading producers of legal, regulated cannabis.

Headquartered in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canopy Growth recognizes that employees are at the core of its success, and takes pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration, and diversity. Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue and increase our incredible momentum of growth.

The Opportunity
This role is responsible for the ongoing compliance with Health Canada’s regulatory requirements in St. John’s. It involves establishing and approving the procedures, equipment and other practices that are acceptable from a regulatory perspective. This includes but is not limited to GPP, GMP, and Cannabis Act. The role further involves the oversight of all testing and laboratory work in furtherance of those goals. The Site Quality Director works closely with the Director Quality Assurance Central Canada who oversees the implementation and compliance with these regulatory requirements in among sites in Ontario and Eastern Canada.
Responsibilities
  • Act as QAP or designate for site
  • Lead all Quality Assurance, Security and Compliance efforts for the site
  • Ensure security measures are maintained and adhere to Cannabis Act
  • Collaborate with and offer compliance guidance to Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, Operation and Marketing departments to ensure adherence to Health Canada regulations and where applicable EU GMP Guidelines
  • Oversight of the implementation of the site Quality System in-line with corporate Quality objectives
  • Manage site quality inspection activities and where applicable, supplier quality assessments
  • Act as Management Representative for Health Canada audits and coordinate response to findings
  • Ensure non-conformances, Planned Deviations, CAPA’s, Complaint and exception investigations are appropriately handled and approved
  • Provide Quality support and guidance for new projects,
  • Approve validation studies and coordinate/support the validation program
  • Final approval or designate to QAP, if applicable, of product for transfer or sale
  • Manage and develop staff and perform documented performance reviews to communicate and discuss employee progress relative to established objectives
  • Monitor KPI’s for Quality at site and manage issue resolution as required
  • Assure all QC activities, e.g. testing, retention, room inspections, sanitation monitoring, room approvals, equipment and material files, operate effectively to support operations and transfer schedules
  • Updating and maintaining quality assurance procedures
  • Manage the laboratory environment to verify production quality and repeatability of strain production,
  • Hire staff, establish objectives for Quality/Compliance, monitor staff performance and support their development
  • Manage the Quality budget
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience

  • Knowledge of quality standard methodologies in pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Experience in Quality Control, data management, GMP/GPP and validation principles and demonstrated success leading projects
  • 5+ years effectively managing and leading
  • Solid decision making
  • In depth Project Management experience
  • Strong Root Cause Analysis and Investigation expertise
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Health Canada protocols
  • Strong management and leadership skills along with strategic thinking ability, and a proven track record of regulatory successes
  • Excellent communication in both oral and written formats
  • Attention to detail
  • Superior organization and negotiation abilities
Other Details

This is a full-time position based out of St. John’s, NFLD.

We appreciate the interest from all candidates, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements. If you don’t hear from us, don’t fret; every resume we get is kept in our database for six months for consideration in future searches for talent.