Quality Control Supervisor

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Dec 03, 2023
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Quality Control Supervisor


Catalent is a global, high-growth, public company, and a leading partner for the pharmaceutical industry in the development and manufacturing of new treatments for patients worldwide. Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to help people live better, healthier lives. Catalent is committed to a Patient First culture through excellence in quality and compliance, and to the safety of every patient, consumer and Catalent employee. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing the strategy for our new pharmaceutical site and shape the future of our operations in North America.


Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Control Supervisor is an essential member of the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Canada. This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Quality Control teams. This includes managing testing procedures, ensuring compliance with cGMP (GLP) guidelines, and maintaining up-to-date specifications and methods of testing. Additionally, the Quality Control Supervisor will collaborate closely with cross-functional departments, including Operations, Validation, and Supply Chain, to address quality issues and ensure timely resolution.


Shifts: Regular working hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a 30-minute unpaid lunch


The Role

  • Ensure that products are tested in accordance with defined procedures, methods, and cGMP (GLP) guidelines, documenting any deviations and taking appropriate action.

  • Provide daily supervision of the Quality Control teams, including performance management, supporting staff in achieving their personal development goals and conducting and documenting training for all team members, ensuring they are adequately trained for their respective duties.

  • Keep specifications and methods of test current by staying informed about customers' licensing activities and changes in compendial requirements.

  • Responsible for resource planning for the team based on information from the Master Production Schedule (MPS) and monthly commitment meetings.

  • Lead internal and external audits related to laboratory activities, ensuring preparedness and compliance.

  • Arrange for stage approval from Chemistry and Microbiology for products, in alignment with commercial requirements and company systems (e.g., LIMS, Track wise).

  • Ensure compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) regulations, demonstrating leadership in safety practices and resolving safety-related issues.

  • Perform other duties as required.


The Candidate

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Life Sciences, Engineering, or a related discipline is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, or Pharmacy is preferred

  • Minimum 3+ experience in leading and supervising a team in a Quality Control environment.

  • Experience in LIMS & Trackwise is preferred.

  • Strong commitment to workplace safety and a thorough understanding of occupational health and safety regulations in Ontario

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve quality issues, optimize Laboratory and other quality systems and processes, and drive continuous improvement. The candidate should be able to make informed decisions in a timely manner, considering both operational and regulatory requirements.

  • Use of manual dexterity is required.

  • The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, bend or twist, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Why You Should Join Catalent

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance)

  • Group Retirement Savings –Registered Pension Plan (RPP) with employer contributions

  • Paid Time Off Programs including vacation, banked time & personal time.

  • Employee Reward & Recognition programs

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development & growth including tuition reimbursement.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career!  Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference. 

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.


personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Visit Catalent Careers to explore career opportunities.


Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by local law.


If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.


Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.