Project Manager, Global Serialization Program

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 2S8

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

Responsible for the development, tracking and execution of detailed project plans for Global Serialization projects. Focus on managing Global Serialization projects with impacts beyond individual sites or products, in alignment with meeting emerging serialization requirements across global markets.  Initiatives include those that support leveraging international standards to implement consistent processes and product marking of our products across all sites and Global External Supply partners. The oversight of projects relating to data capture and exchange via optimized Global Logistics Processes to ensure compliance to Regulatory and Customer requirements is also a key deliverable.

This role will provide direction and support to key stakeholders throughout the project management process to ensure compliance to market serialization requirements while supporting the business strategies and meeting product supply requirements.

Project Manager should be able to influence the strategy and direction, drive outcomes, proactively deal with issues and engage across multiple stakeholders at all levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Use and continuously develop project management skills and application of methodologies (i.e. charters, sponsors, objectives etc.) and software to generate detailed project plans/timelines for Global Serialization and Global Supply Chain Projects including exception processing, continuous improvement and other projects identified by the Program Manager and other Program Team members.
  • Participate in preparing assessments & proposals for proposed projects and participate in generating robust and comprehensive business case justifications in conjunction with Program Team members and other subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Responsible for developing project plans for assigned Serialization Program projects, identifying appropriate business resources and ensuring that project timelines are met.
  • Communicate project plans to relevant stakeholders through the preparation and execution of Serialization project meetings.
  • Facilitate the activities related to the creation and revision of CMO and Customer Connectivity Readiness Dashboard for assigned markets. Participate in developing, recommending and implementing cross-functional project teams, process maps, RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed), Communication Matrices and continuous improvements for Global Serialization related Projects.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with local and international stakeholders and subject matter experts in groups including Operations, Global Logistics, Commercial, QA, RA and Global External Supply.
  • Track project progress against business strategy objectives and defined project metrics. Anticipate risks, potential issues and changes to the plan. Develop contingency plans that mitigate overall project risk and assure continuity of supply.
  • Execute projects based on priorities established by the Global Serialization and Supply Chain teams. (IE: process improvement in how Contract Manufacturing and Packaging Organizations are managed, supporting Global Logistics and other Global Supply Chain groups)
  • Escalate potential supply issues to GSC Leadership. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process will be engaged for escalation if issues cannot be resolved.
  • Effectively utilize systems / applications to support project implementation success and for communication purposes.
  • Evaluate resource requirements for the projects, recommend changes as required and coordinate sourcing of resources.
  • 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

  • University degree or equivalent in Business or Science related field (BSc, BASc Engineering or similar preferred).
  • Integrated Project Management & Technical Acumen, PMP Certification considered an asset; APICS designation or actively working towards is desirable.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in project management, change management, regulatory/quality/technical operations, supply chain in a regulated environment; experience in the pharma, food or cosmetic industry would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and project management software (EPM, Microsoft Project).
  • Excellent understanding of ERP/SAP processes, supply planning and master data
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills with proven experience holding cross-functional members accountable and facilitating the decision-making process
  • Continuous Improvement mindset tied to project management and process improvement
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills - excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Strong decision-making, communication, facilitation skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment

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.