Scheduling and Execution Coordinator

Date: Apr 23, 2021

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: www.apotex.com.


Job Summary


The Scheduling and Execution Coordinator is responsible for scheduling production, packaging, warehouse and/or laboratory work to meet the agreed upon Master Production Schedule.  Scheduling involves optimizing the use of production, packaging, warehouse and/or laboratory resources to achieve customer service objectives. Scheduling activities will concentrate on a 1 to 8-week horizon. The position is also responsible for Supply Chain efficiencies through project based activities to enhance strategic corporate objectives. Demonstrates high level of engagement and organizational skills using advance understanding of capacity capabilities and limitations.   

Job Responsibilities


  • Coordinate Supply Chain priority decisions across the business (ex. Sampling/Finished Goods Shipment/Intermediates/Stock Transfer Orders)
  • Resolve bottleneck issues and predict next potential bottleneck within the work streams through analytical techniques and develop methods to satisfy internal and external customer requirements
  • Minimize disruption across Supply Chain processes to meet ATP deadlines, while maximizing efficiencies in Production/Packaging/Labs
  • Use advanced understanding of capacity analysis to determine Scheduling limitations to drive decisions
  • Lead a Supply Chain project for efficiency gains or LEAN opportunities across cross functional areas
  • Periodic reviews of SOP’s to ensure information is adequate and aligned with cGMP regulations relating to Supply Chain

Job Requirements


  • Community College or University graduate in related discipline; Working towards APICS certification would be an asset.
  • 3 to 4 years of related work experience in Supply Chain/Manufacturing/Laboratory.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications – especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Participates and works supportively within a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

COVID-19 Update

We have adapted our recruitment strategy to ensure our staff and applicants are safe by conducting our interviews and onboarding online.

Other measures Apotex has put into place include (but are not limited to):

  • staggering employee shifts to reduce the size of work groups
  • modifying our cafeteria space to enhance social distancing, the implementation of additional cleaning and sanitization routines
  • robust self-assessment and screening tools
  • non-surgical masks for employees working in GMP areas
  • travel restrictions
  • work-from-home policy for all employees who can perform their roles remotely
  • strict visitor screening protocol

It is important to note that while these are our protocols at this time, they are subject to change based on guidelines and regulations put in place by local and global government agencies.

For up-to-date information about Apotex’s ongoing efforts in response to COVID-19, visit: https://www1.apotex.com/global/covid-19-update or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter



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.