Head of Continuous Improvement

We are currently seeking a driven, results-oriented experienced individual to be the Head of Continuous Improvements for Deciem facilities. This person will be an expert with a proven track record, bringing excellence to organizations by auditing, analyzing and implementing continuous improvement to achieve end-to-end optimization of business processes and systems.

Etobicoke

What are we looking for?

We are currently seeking a driven, results-oriented experienced individual to be the Head of Continuous Improvements for Deciem facilities. The incumbent will be an expert with a proven track record, bringing excellence to organizations by auditing, analyzing and implementing continuous improvement to achieve end-to-end optimization of business processes and systems. The incumbent will be responsible for Continuous Improvement initiatives with a strong focus on operational improvements and best practice optimization for our production/warehouse facilities while meeting all of the quality standards set forth by the company and government regulations. The successful candidate will work side-by side with management staff to discover inefficiencies in business processes and determine the best ways to bring our business methods in line with our corporate goals. The incumbent will interface with all operational groups (Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Compounding/Sanitation/Engineering) as well as support groups (Procurement, Logistics, Warehouse).

What would you be doing?

  • Conduct final finished product testing to ensure finished product specifications (E.g. pH, viscosity, texture, odour etc).
  • Conduct sensory evaluation on raw materials, in-process and finished products (E.g. colour, odor, texture).
  • Conduct finished product and raw materials release in accordance to in house SOP.
  • Cleaning, sanitization, calibration and verification of Lab equipment. (E.g. pH Meter, viscometer, Scales, and Thermometer).
  • Receiving, organizing and storing of retain samples.
  • Work collaboratively with production and compounding staff to ensure product is manufactured according to standards.
  • Document activities and results according to quality standards.
  • Assist in customer compliant investigation through retain sample review.
  • Ensuring that all QC activities in the facility are appropriately carried out under cGMP, GLP, GDP standards and guidelines
  • Writing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for newly established process and methods.
  • Apply the knowledge, skills and experience obtained to increase efficiency in solving new problems.
  • Participate in other activities (e.g administrative) of the department and other duties as assigned.
  • Flexibility in working weekends if requested.

What skills and qualifications do you need?

  • University Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing, or equivalent education and experience as determined by management;
  • 15+ years of continuous improvement management, re-engineering experience including but not limited to procedure analysis, business processes, integration of new initiatives;
  • Working experience in the FDA/Health Canada Regulated Cosmetic/Pharmaceutical Field is required.
  • Six Sigma Black belt Certification and Lean Manufacturing Certification required
  • ASQ Certified CMQ/OE and CSSBB.
  • Practical experience using modern Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPS, SQDCI etc.);
  • Proven knowledge and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean Transformations in manufacturing operations, leading change and educating others on Lean principles and deployment planning;
  • Strong project management, organizational, analytical and computer skills including Microsoft Office and applicable proprietary software applications with ability to integrate new technology into an existing business environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - must be able to articulate a clear vision through presentations with senior management using strong logic and compelling data;
  • Proven ability to identify and respond to the short, medium and long-term business priorities that govern the direction of various initiatives;
  • Must be a disciplined self-starter who is self-motivated. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually is critical for success;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thought processes to develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address plant and corporate objectives;
  • Proven ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • The individual will work in the Warehouse/Production facility located in Etobicoke, ON home base office.
  • The individual may occasionally travel to multiple facilities as necessary to carry out projects. Flexibility is a must.

Still interested?

Kindly send us your resume to hr@deciem.com. We really appreciate your effort in applying to this position. However, only those candidates who have been shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

And the serious stuff:

DECIEM is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. We are also committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.
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