Supervisor Production (Night shift)

February 23 2024
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Microbiology, Pharmacist, Production and planning management,
Markham, ON • Full time

Who we are

Together, we’re on a mission to make good health more affordable and accessible, to help millions around the world enjoy healthier lives. It’s a mission that bonds our people across nearly 60 countries and a rich, diverse variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Working here means working with the world’s leading manufacturer of generic medicines, and the proud producer of many of the products on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List. Today, at least 200 million people around the world take one of our medicines every single day. An amazing number, but we’re always looking for new ways to continue making a difference, and new people to make a difference with.

The opportunity

Responsible for all aspects of the Production Department (Manufacturing/Packaging), ensuring that all work performed is in accordance with the Master Batch Record (MBR)/Master Packaging Order (MPO), and in compliance with EH&S policies, GMPs, and controlled procedures (SOP, EM, WI, JA, etc.). Responsible for productivity and deliverables, ensuring the Safety and Quality of shop floor activities, evaluation of employee individual performance, and the initiation, participation, and leadership in OPEX projects to achieve stretch goals.

How you’ll spend your day

  • Provide results-oriented leadership and direct staff in the execution of the production schedule and translate deliverables into assignments.
  • Walk the floor at a frequency of every 1-2 hours. If any issues are noticed (e.g., injuries, medical emergencies), appropriate measures are to be activated.
  • Complete, audit, release production documents, maintain/create necessary bound logbooks, and update ERP system transactions.
  • Completes all GMP documentation (MBR/MPO, controlled procedures, labels, logbooks, validation documentation, etc.) in accordance with Data Integrity including auditing and issuing controlled procedures and documents.
  • Monitor operations for efficiency and process improvement, and take corrective action where required.
  • Provide leadership to the team that encourages pride, team participation and personal development; maintain an open-door policy.
  • Evaluate individual performance and contribution of all direct reports on an on-going basis.
  • Partner with employees to develop plans of development where required.
  • Perform annual performance evaluations providing sufficient detail and examples for each employee under review.
  • Proactively monitor and manage employee time and attendance and follow Teva policies in the management of staff.
  • Responsible for the resolution of all employee issues, involving Management and HR where required. Addresses all disciplinary issues in a tactful and timely manner.
  • Holds frequent communication meetings with staff and ensures that employees are knowledgeable and aligned to department goals.
  • Liaise directly with suppliers on technical issues and procurement of operational supplies.
  • Liaise with internal departments (Engineering, Technical Services, Quality Assurance, etc.) to solve production related problems.
  • Complete all assigned change controls by required due date.
  • Maintains applicable consumables/inventory required for Production.
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the Master Batch Record (MBR)/Master Packaging Order (MPO), and in compliance with EH&S policies, GMPs, and controlled procedures (SOP, EM, WI, JA, etc.)
  • Investigate deviations and non-conformances as they happen and provide/implement CAPAs for quality incidents.
  • Ensure all direct staff are compliant with assigned training material within due dates.
  • Ensure staff are trained and adhere to Health & Safety procedures.
  • Responsible for supervising Operators in accordance with OHSA, Teva EH&S policies and procedures (including WHMIS, PPE etc.)
  • May act as the Site “person-in-charge” during off-shifts, assuming all entailed responsibilities
  • Identify, prevent, and proactively correct workplace hazards and conditions. Perform incident/accident investigations, root cause analysis, and establish appropriate corrective actions.
  • Role modelling of EHS practices to prevent the release of materials/energy, reduce EHS impacts, and ensure adherence to EHS regulatory requirements and procedures.
  • Lead and implement process improvement initiatives to create cost and process efficiencies.
  • Support the Idea Management program through engagement with staff, providing coaching, and the timely transition of ideas.
  • Lead transformations (i.e., Kaizen, SMED, OEE, 5S) in key work areas or processes affecting the shop floor.
  • Provide leadership support for site Maintenance during off-shift when maintenance supervisors are not on-site i.e., EHS, Quality or leadership guidance in the event there are concerns or questions.

Your experience and qualifications


  • Required: University degree in Science, Pharmacy or other related discipline (Canadian institution or evaluated as Canadian equivalent)
  • Preferred: Continued education beyond Required or Professional designation.


  • Required: Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience in Production or Quality Assurance.
  • Preferred: Additional experience in one or more of the following areas: Planning, R&D, TS, Engineering, Maintenance, etc.

Additional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge, experience with ERP systems, Microsoft Office, Deviation Databases, Maintenance Management systems, Automated Time and Attendance, Safety Management systems.
  • Production processes (Manufacturing/Packaging) Demonstrated knowledge of GMPs, EH&S procedures, including OH&S Act, WHMIS.
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical, Food Industry, or comparable GMP industry.
  • Prepare written materials that are accurate, clear, logical and well organized.
  • Self-direction in learning, setting goals, prioritizing, analyzing, implementing and adjusting to organize, manage, complete multiple tasks..
  • Identify alternatives and solve routine problems, analyze, apply appropriate solutions, and explain the processes to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professional and positive attitude.

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