Supervisor, Production Operations

Date: May 30, 2022

Location: Miramar, FL, US, 33025

Company: Apotex


Aveva Drug Delivery Systems is a global leader offering a full range of research, development, and manufacturing capabilities to produce transdermal pharmaceutical products that can improve the quality of life, usage, and compliance rates for patients.


Job Summary

The Supervisor, Production Operations is responsible for all aspects of a specific shift within the Transdermal Manufacturing and Packaging facility, including ensuring that all work is performed in compliance with Safe Work Practices, cGMP, Standard Operating Procedures, and company policies. As part of the Production leadership team, the main focus is responsibility for day-to-day performance and results, developing systems and measurements to evaluate area performance and employee individual performance and contribution and lead initiatives (e.g. reliability) to facilitate improved productivity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  •  Provide results oriented leadership that drives continuous improvement consistent with the Operations Strategic Plan and the Production Plan, including commercial and R&D, MFG and PKG operations.
  •  Co-ordinate, assign and supervise all production activities and outcomes for area of responsibility to ensure production schedule/agreed upon goals and objectives are met.
  •  Develop systems and metrics to measure and evaluate both productivity and individual performance and contribution on an on-going basis.
  •  Use systems and metrics to guide the initiation and execution of safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvement initiatives in support of the Operations Strategic Plan and Production Plan.
  •  Provide strong leadership to the team that fosters personal development, interaction and participation.
  •  Provide leadership as a member of the Production leadership team, building and maintaining positive relationships with the key business partners within and outside of Production (e.g. Engineering, Technical Services,  Warehouse,   Materials, Warehouse, QA, Formulations, Human Resources etc.)
  •  Ensure department is professional and performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements. Initiate investigations and provide or implement preventive/corrective action for all safety and compliance non-conformances.
  •  Ensures that all production areas and equipment are kept neat, clean and organized (5s) at all times.
  •  Responsible for the security of the building and company assets after normal business hours and in addition, directly responsible for all Aveva DDS employees after normal business hours.
  •  Provide recommendations to the next level of management regarding procedural and organizational changes. Writes and.or revises batch records, SOPs, Work Instructions and investigates and writes investigation reports and CAPAs as required (QMS).
  •  Evaluate the individual performance and contribution of all direct reports on an on-going basis and establish developmental plans in conjunction with individuals where required. Ensure employees participate/receive all relevant training within required timeframes.
  •  Interviews prospective candidates, evaluates temporary personnel and provides input for the hiring process of permanent employees.
  •  Responsible for selecting designated observers for controlled substance materials.
  •  Responsible for the resolution of all employee issues within the department with the involvement of the next level of management and human resources as required.
  •  Ensures their team is aligned to all departmental and corporate strategic initiatives.
  •  Acts as a specialized manufacturing resource to senior management to support resolution of complex issues.
  •  Represent the interests of Production Operations in the absence of the department manager.
  •  Recruits, trains, develops and manages effectively the ongoing performance of their direct reports.
  • All other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Post Secondary Diploma or Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field preferred

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership experience particularly in the areas of approachability, dealing with direct reports, managing diversity, setting goals and objectives and measuring performance
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs and exposure to SAP or other ERPs
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work within a team environment (as part of a team) as demonstrated through previous work experience.
  • Previous experience in the Food, Consumer Packaged Goods or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Proven experience in systematic problem solving
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

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

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