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Head, Solid Dose Production

Reporting to the VP, Manufacturing Operations, the Head, Solid Dose Production ensures the Solid Dose team manufactures high quality solid dose products in a safe and cost-effective manner.  The Head, Solid Dose Production is responsible for the dispensing, compounding, compression, tablet coating, packaging, and equipment cleaning operations within the Arnprior facility. Lead a team of operators to drive Customer Service, Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Safety throughout the organization.


  • Ensures the manufacture of quality products in a Customer Service oriented environment.
  • Ensures the execution of short- and long-term production plans to meet customer schedule and quantity requirements.
  • Accountable for all aspects of safety, quality and productivity for solid dose manufacturing.
  • Owns the entire solid dose value stream – from blending through packaging.
  • Participates in audits and ensures compliance to GMP and customer guidelines.
  • Supports the use of Six Sigma and LEAN Manufacturing programs to improve product quality, reduce product cycle times, and improve product yields.
  • Supports all new product launches to ensure product is available according to targeting timelines.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Assists in delivering the operations budget and plan according to an approved schedule.
  • Ensures Formulations SOPs are current and compliant.


  • University degree in Science/Engineering and at least 4 years of relevant experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.  Other combinations of education and relevant experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated people management, coaching and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Thorough knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of pharmaceutical processing
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Good team player with a positive attitude and a cooperative approach.

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