Supervisor, Production Compounding

Date: Mar 16, 2023

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

As the Supervisor, Production Compounding you will be responsible for all aspects of the compounding floor activities, including ensuring that all work is performed in compliance with Safe Work Practices, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), Standard Operating Procedures, and company policies.  Provide coaching, mentoring and training to colleagues and subordinates with a continuous improvement mindset. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide results oriented leadership that drives continuous improvement consistent with the Operations Strategic and Production game plans.
  • Coordinate, assign and supervise all compounding activities 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.
  • Represent the interests of Production in the absence of the department manager.
  • 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.
  • Create a culture which values trust and provides the opportunity for employee development and growth.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum three years supervisory experience in GMP manufacturing is preferred.
  • University Degree in Science, Pharmacy or other scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in approachability, dealing with direct reports, managing diversity, setting goals and objectives as well as measuring performance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and exposure to SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong mathematical and problem solving skills with the ability to motivate yourself and others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to interact with various individuals at all levels.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work any shifts.

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.