Production Supervisor

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 5H2

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

The Supervisor, Production is responsible for all aspects of a specific business unit within the Liquid Dose Production 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 (i.e. reliability) to facilitate improved productivity

  • Please note this role has a continental 12-hour shift rotation of days and nights

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, assign and supervise all production activities and outcomes for area of responsibility to ensure production schedule/agreed upon goals and objectives are met.
  • Use systems and metrics to guide the initiation and execution of safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvement initiatives in support of the Operations Business Objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership to the team that fosters personal development, interaction and participation, including mentorship.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key business partners within and outside of Production.
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with all regulatory requirements (GMP, safety) and company policies. Initiate investigations and provide or implement preventive/corrective action for all safety and compliance non-conformances.
  • Evaluate individual performance and contributions of all direct reports on an on-going basis and establish developmental plans.
  • Ensure employees participate/receive all relevant training within required timeframes.

Job Requirements

  • Three to five years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering or equivalent education.
  • Previous experience in the Food, Consumer Packaged Goods or Pharmaceutical industry an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in approachability, dealing with direct reports, managing diversity, setting goals and objectives as well as measuring performance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) along with exposure to SAP or other ERPs is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast -paced environment, on rotating shifts.
  • Delivers all work in support of our Values of Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance, and Passion.
  • Proven systematic problem-solving ability. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.