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Project Leader, NPD Materials Management

North York, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a Canadian-based global health company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 7,200 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations. Apotex medicines are accessible to patients in more than 75 countries globally. Through vertical integration, the Apotex group is focused on the development and sale of generic, biosimilar and specialty products.
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Job Summary

Oversees the planning, source selection, prioritization, evaluation, code creation, procurement, receipt and stock management of APIs, excipients and other materials in R&D for New Product Development and ROW, in order to support the on-time submissions. In this role, the incumbent will liaise and work directly with the NPD Project Managers, Project Leaders, Project Coordinators, R&D teams, GAPIP and other cross-functional stakeholders on the planning and delivery of materials for their projects.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works closely with GAPIP and the NPD Project Managers/Leaders/Coordinators, GRD teams and other stakeholders in planning, prioritization, evaluation, source selection, code creation, procurement, receipt, testing/release and stock management of Materials (APIs, Excipients, Components, Samples, etc) to support New Product development and ROW submissions in alignment to the defined project timelines and strategy.
  • Proactively tracks and manages risks and resolutions of material-related issues or queries in a timely manner.
  • Maintains information in NPD PM databases related to materials including, but not limited to: code creations, orders, delivery and testing dates.
  • Liaises with appropriate stakeholders, including Global Intellectual Property (GIP) and GAPIP, to ensure that API strategy (3rd party supply or internal, API form/salt) is developed in accordance with R&D governance processes.
  • Provides feedback from the Analytical Operations material assessment to GAPIP to decide the best source of API balancing cost, quality and delivery attributes.
  • Tracks delivery performance from all material suppliers and prepares monthly performance reports.
  • Periodically evaluates non-moving or expired APIs, excipients and coordination for disposal.
  • Utilizes the models, systems, methodologies and software of NPD Project Management to plan manage and report/communicate API progress/performance.
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of the operations of NPD Project Management, on an ongoing basis.
  • Demonstrates strong customer focus; understanding customer needs, building relationships and collaborating with others as required. Acts with customers in mind. Focuses Team efforts and energy on satisfying the customer’s needs.
  • 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
  • Education
    • Sc. in chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical, engineering, health sciences or a related field required.
    • PMP is an asset
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent conflict management skills
    • Demonstrated experience in supervising, influencing and coordinating the complex activities and interaction of staff, including non-direct reports
    • Strong organisational skills; ability to work independently and manage priorities
    • Strong Leadership skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the generic new product development process
    • Excellent understanding of Project Management principles and practice in a complex environment
    • Knowledge of Canadian ,US, EU and AUS regulatory guidelines an asset
    • Knowledge of and experience with the MS-Office suite of products; with particular emphasis on MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Project (or other PM software)
  • Experience
    • 5+ years progressive experience the pharmaceutical industry
    • 3+ years proven experience in project management
    • 1+ years proven experience in managing API supplies

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.


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