Reporting to the Head of Formulations, the Formulation Group Leader’s role is to lead the team and execute performance management in the day to day operations within the Formulations team. The successful candidate will require full understanding of all SOPs, quality system requirements, and batch documentation requirements.
Allocates team resources, assigning duties within the group and leads and educates team members regarding productivity, safety and quality standards
Ensures the manufacture of quality products in a Customer Service oriented environment and supports manufacturing activities as required
Ensures successful execution of short and long term production plans, in accordance with Pillar5 Key Performance Indicators
The ability to meet & exceed standards at a shift level and to track OE performance and personal performance
Promotes a continuous improvement environment by facilitating initiatives to improve Pillar5’s Operational Excellence program within the department and throughout the site
Conducts room and equipment inspections and documentation file review and acts as a witness of critical blend additions and equipment set-up steps
Supports all new product launches to ensure product is available according to targeted timelines.
Assists in delivering the operations budget and plan according to an approved schedule.
Ensures Formulations SOPs are current and compliant.
5 years experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and strong technical knowledge of pharmaceutical processing
High School Diploma: post-secondary education preferred
Demonstrated people management, coaching and leadership skills
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
A good team player with a positive attitude and a cooperative approach
Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and of Good Manufacturing Practices
Experience in Six Sigma and LEAN Manufacturing programs to improve product quality, reduce product cycle times, and improve product yields
Knowledge of relevant computer applications
Ability to work shift work