Supervisor, Packaging Operations

Date: May 29, 2022

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 2Y6

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

In addition to the daily shop floor transactions, the Packaging Supervisor is accountable for the tactical plans to support the implementation of packaging strategies.   Key areas include setting attainable objectives, achieving resource efficiency, optimizing packaging processes, and managing costs diligently.   

**Please note, shifts rotate every 2-weeks from days to afternoons to nights**

Job Responsibilities
•    Create a culture which values trust and provides the opportunity for Employee development and growth. 
•    Meet or exceed targets of safety, quality (RFT and Deviations), output (dosages per line per shift) and productivity (dosages per FTE per shift)
•    Provide results-oriented leadership that drives continuous improvement consistent with the Operations Strategic Plan and the Production Game Plan.
•    Lead the implementation of departmental initiatives, such as set-up reduction, visual workplace, target resetting and team restructuring.
•    Partners with QA management to resolve customer complaints.
•    Represent packaging on cross-functional project teams and supports action planning and execution with committed resources.
•    Participate in developing responses to regulatory audits as needed.
•    Recruit, mentor, develop and manage effectively the ongoing performance of your direct reports.
•    Perform all responsibilities in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, and all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements.
•    Participate and lead performance conversations with employees to reinforce and encourage high performance culture and a safe working environment for all employees.
•    Utilize open, honest, two-way communication to build trust-based relationships with employees, business partners and direct leader while continuously improving leadership capabilities by personally seeking feedback and development.
•    Ensure adherence of team members (direct reports) with all compliance programs and company policies and procedures.

Job Requirements
•    Minimum seven years of industrial production experience, ideally in a pharmaceutical packaging environment; minimum two years supervisory experience.
•    Experienced in project management and process optimization.
•    A degree in chemistry, engineering or equivalent education required, or related packaging or production experience.
•    Proven in-depth knowledge and application of GMP’s, safety, and operation management.
•    Demonstrated ability to understand departmental goals and translate them into team performance measurement and management.
•    Successes in motivating, coaching, decision-making, and prioritizing.
•    Displayed critical thinking and analytical skills.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
•    Flexibility and willingness to rotate shifts and / or sites.
•    Hands-on experience with internet, email, MS office tools, and SAP (or an equivalent).

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.