Director Production - J508

Director Production - J508

20 May
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

20 May

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.



Location: Mississauga, Canada


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen,

Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit


Manages the Production and Packaging Teams and provides strategic direction and guidance in the area of manufacturing, process and system improvement, quality performance and strategic capacity development. Responsible for the output needs for both Drug Product Services (DPS) and Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) production ensuring that all manufacturing commitments and deliveries are on time and that strategic plans for capacity improvement and utilization are developed and implemented. Fully supports and actively participation in the Quality Improvement process.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develops and manages strategic plans for capacity, efficiency, quality and continuous improvement

- Supervises, coordinates, directs daily production activities in alignment with Site and Corporate KPIu2019s.

- Represents the Production department during all regulatory and safety audits as well as during client visits.

- Supports and offers advice on technical related issues

- Troubleshoots problems and initiates investigations.

- Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with subordinates, upper management and other departments.

- Supports the developments and implementation of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and procedures ensuring compliance with all regulatory and corporate Quality standards.

- Provides support in validation and qualification of product, equipment and utilities.

- Represents the Production department during all regulatory and safety audits as well as during client visits.

- Ensures products are manufactured in compliance with Health Canada, FDA or other global regulatory standards, as appropriate.

- Develops staff to ensure a well-motivated, versatile and fully trained department, including career path and succession plan development.

- Supports the development and implementation of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and procedures ensuring compliance with all regulatory and corporate Quality standards.

- Prepares monthly departmental reports, contribute to budget and capital expenditure preparations.

- Selects, develops and evaluates staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Works with and advises staff on administrative policies and procedures.



Minimum Bachelors degree in Science or Chemical Engineering and/or Business


Minimum 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Minimum 5 years experience managing direct reports.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Exceptional Good Manufacturing Practices knowledge. Demonstrated decision making capabilities. Proven ability to motivate, lead and develop staff as well as the technical ability to coordinate departmental business activities. Strong leadership, team building and conflict resolution sills. Demonstrated ability to balance/maintain conflicting goals, responsibilities, and priorities of the organization. Demonstrated success as agent of change. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Share point).

Core Competencies:

Put the Customer First - Think and act with a customer-centric mindset to deliver u200Bexcepu200Btional customer experiencesu200B. Own Your Results - Take personal accountability for all you do and always exercise good judgement. Find a Better Way Everyday - Be intellectually curious and embrace Practical Process Improvement (PPI).

Leadership Competencies:

Develop High Performance Team - Relentlessly attract and develop talent to deliver exceptional performance and achieve their full potentialu200B. Create Succesful Work environments - Remove barriers to success and enable a work environment where colleagues can be their best self and motivated to excelu200Bu200B.

Move Strategy to Action - Enable strategic focus by prioritizing work and resources across the team and organization to maximize impact.u200Bu200B

Standards and Expectations:

Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety Policies and Procedures. Actively engage in and adhere to departmental systems in order to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow (visual management, scheduling systems, shared laboratory assets). Understand Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and strive to improve the performance of the team by identifying areas for system improvements and engage in problem solving. Models positive thinking and is open to change, motivating the team to adapt to shifts in priorities and new ways of working. Communicate risks to timelines of deliverables in a proactive manner. Consistently strives to improve skills and knowledge in pharmaceutical development (an asset).

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionu2014enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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