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MANAGER, QUALITY ASSURANCE 

 

Reporting to the Director, Quality Assurance (West), this Manager, Quality Assurance will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Supervise and direct the QA team.
  • Participate in interviews, training and performance evaluation of all QA team.
  • Design, write, review and approve SOPs in compliance with Cannabis Regulations, Cannabis Act, Aurora’s QMS, ISO, and GMP.
  • Review and release of final batch record, including review of analytical, and microbial results for accuracy and compliance.
  • Ensure annual product review and internal self-inspection are conducted in compliance with regulatory requirements.   
  • Oversee the management of the Complaint program to ensure all critical trends are addressed appropriately and investigations are handled.
  • Oversee and direct raw material control system.
  • Provides guidance in GMP, GPP, GDP training of new and ongoing staff.
  • Manage training and continuous learning of QA staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.
  • Efficiently & effectively make accurate assessments of failures to correct root cause to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance to the all other areas of the facility with respect to GMP, Cannabis Regulations and Cannabis Act compliance.
  • Participate with the global QA group to ensure the Aurora standard is consistent across all sites and Quality is built into our processes.
  • Direct the development of the QA strategy, methodology, discipline and framework. 
  • Perform review/approval of Deviations, OOS Investigations, Customer complaints, Non-conformances, Corrective / Preventative Action (CAPA).
  • Work in conjunction with other internal departments and external customers as appropriate, ensuring that the executive management is informed of serious quality issues.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to implement and maintain a Quality Management System including: batch record review, batch release, document control, customer complaint, product recall, non-conformances and CAPA including quality investigations.
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities, manage several tasks at once and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must have excellent skills in organization, problem solving, oral presentation, technical writing and time-management.
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends to support Production and Quality Assurance activities.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Competency of technological writing (SOPs, Annual Reports, Investigation Summary).
  • Ability to work independently, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to speak and write in English.  Bilingualism is considered as asset.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum 5‐10 years' experience in drug or NHP manufacturing Quality Assurance field.
  • A Canadian (or assessed as equivalent) B.Sc. degree or equivalent in an applicable discipline of science (chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, medicine, horticulture, medical laboratory science or related)
  • Experience in managing large and complex activities and processes.

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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