Director, Digital Program

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1N7

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 Digital Program Director will drive strategic Digital Transformation programs across all global functions, as defined by the digital strategy.

The Program Director will establish, working with the PMO office, robust program management practices and project methodologies and will be responsible for the overall prioritization, planning and execution of the roadmap. The Program Manger will be responsible for managing escalation and decision making by the Digital and Data steering committee while ensuring holistic management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily management of the Digital Transformation program
  • Responsible for ensuring the expected outcomes of the digital strategy and roadmap are met in collaboration with the Business Lead
  • Set up a prioritization framework to optimize projects and ensure proper resource allocation
  • Identify and coordinate the complex interactions between relevant functional teams and various existing governance bodies and processes across Apotex
  • Establish frameworks to track milestones, goals and objectives, communicate progress and proactively identify issues
  • Report on KPIs to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the program
  • Capture and mitigate risks; escalate risks to Business Lead
  • Ensure issues are documented and resolved
  • Define the program governance (controls)
  • Manage stakeholder communication
  • Manage program budget
  • Work 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Business or equivalent. MBA preferred.
  • PMI and Program Management Certification


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience managing large scale global, multi-year transformational corporate digital program that delivers outcomes based on business strategy and priorities.
  • Excellent program/project management knowledge and experience (tools and techniques).
  • Ability to balance strategic vision and execution capabilities to deliver results
  • Stays current and understands emerging technology trends and best practices
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Superior knowledge of OCM, stakeholder management, and key business processes
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an exceptional ability to work well with others to effectively interact with internal customers and external vendors
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience
  • 10+ years experience in program management, running complex projects
  • Experience working in consulting as a Program Manager is preferred



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.