Project Leader, Operations Program

Date: Apr 24, 2022

Location: Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9W 6Y3

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

The Project Leader, Operations Programs is responsible to support Engineering capital projects, including Engineering vendor management program, Health and Safety coordination, and documentation projects.

This role is responsible to act as the project team leader for harmonization and/or improvement projects at any of the Apotex Toronto area OSD and OLD operational sites. 

Responsible to develop the project plan, execute the plan to schedule, and measure intervention success.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage Engineering vendors, including arranging new vendor requests, determination of SISPQ impact, vendor qualification, proper documentation, and vendor renewal.
  • Mange the safety orientation training for employees and contractors working on Engineering capital projects, including updating training material, and ensuring compliance by appropriate personnel.
  • Manage documentation projects including performing detailed impact assessments, providing ongoing support and guidance to Engineering personnel, and managing and tracking progress of SOD revisions using corporate applications such as TrackWise.
  • Lead project team activities as required to analyze site and Org Unit specific needs.
  • Develop technical and process improvement project plans to include task lists and timelines for developing required infrastructure & tools, training personnel, developing and implementing success measurement criteria, and estimated costs.
  • Lead project team activities required to complete projects on schedule and create contingency plans to ensure minimal project impact when changes do occur.
  • Liaise with impacted Org Unit(s) to ensure project activities that disrupt on-going Operations are coordinated to minimize the disruption.
  • Ensure clear communication links are established between project team members, technical groups, consultants, and impacted Org Unit(s).
  • Works in a safe manner collaborating as a team member to achieve all outcomes.
  • Demonstrate Behaviours that exhibit our organizational Values: Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Ensure personal adherence with all compliance programs including the Global Business Ethics and Compliance Program, Global Quality policies and procedures, Safety and Environment policies, and HR policies.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Post-secondary technical education program in a related field.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Proven leadership ability particularly in the areas of achieving outcomes through others, developing and maintaining positive working relationships, clarifying expectations and seeking understanding, and taking ownership and accountability for own performance.
    • Proven strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.
    • Ability to work within a team environment (as part of a team) as demonstrated through previous work experience.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proven customer service skills.
    • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills.
    • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs.
    • Good understanding of cGMPs.
  • Experience
    • 5+ years of successful work experience in a related technical field.
    • Proven experience in systematic problem solving.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: In accordance with Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) policy, as of November 15, 2021, all individuals entering a Canadian site (including but not limited to employees, visitors, contractors and agency workers) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the current government requirements.  Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.  Accommodation from these requirements for reasons pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, or any other applicable law (most commonly for medical and/or religious reasons) will be reviewed and considered by Apotex.


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.