ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Vice-President of Supply Chain, the incumbent is responsible for managing deployment of the Plasma Self-sufficiency Growth Strategy to ensure the medium and long-term security of the plasma products supply, while mitigating the financial and shortage risks associated with dependence on plasma from the United States. He/she ensures seamlessness in the program's deliverables with the portfolio of current projects and change management.
One of Héma-Québec's organizational objectives is to improve the adequacy of plasma intended for manufacturing pharmaceuticals. "Proteins derived from plasma are widely used to manufacture drugs, which are referred to as stable products. Thousands of Quebecers need these products to treat immune deficiencies or other diseases, such as hemophilia. For this reason, collecting plasma for the manufacture of medications is a key issue." (Excerpt from Héma-Québec's 2017–2018 Annual Report)
The plasma self-sufficiency director is also responsible for developing, in synergy with the various vice-presidents involved, the different strategies required for achieving the self-sufficiency target established. To do so, he/she must develop, create, conceptualizing and operationalize strategies based on a combination of known and innovative concepts.
He/she has tight control over costs and ensures that the program's deadlines are met. Lastly, he/she works with and develops strong collaboration with his/her partners in the project office, the process office, change management, quality assurance, validation, the regulatory sector, and other areas of the organization.
In addition to the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this position includes the following benefits:
• Four (4) weeks of vacation per year;
• Variable and flexible schedule;
• Group insurance;
• Defined benefit pension plan.