Quality Assurance Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


Green Light Solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager who will be responsible for building a Quality Department from the ground up and report to the Chief Technical Officer.  As the Quality Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, enforcement and continuous monitoring of the quality assurance and control systems in strict compliance with The Cannabis Act to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies. Qualified candidates will be representing the company’s Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) Department in all reporting in relation to Health Canada.  The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, energetic and able to work as part of a team and at a fast pace.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and enforce GAP, GMP, GPP and quality assurance standards, providing technical and regulatory input for growing, packaging and production.
  • Ensure compliance with Health Canada’s QA guidelines pertaining to business, production, facility, security, storage, packaging, labeling, import/export and distribution for the Cannabis program.
  • Review lot coding and tracking of individual plants and the resultant harvested bulk and finished product.
  • Ensure that destruction of refused and or waste products are managed and destroyed as per current approved SOPs in line with regulations.
  • Coordinate all key product quality issues such as complaint handling, recall coordination, investigations on deviations/failures and implementing corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), to close out quality and security gaps.
  • Review status of process materials and ensure proper control, release and transfer of materials for production and sale through proper documentation and/or ERP System.
  • Ensure Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA) investigations are conducted appropriately and closed in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate external testing of materials/products and perform in-house testing of starting materials, bulk and finished product as per approved specifications.
  • Act as the key point of contact for Health Agency auditors with inventory, sales and compliance audits.
  • Oversee an effective sanitation program to ensure production, packaging, labeling and storage activities are conducted under sanitary conditions.
  • Create and maintain all technical documents pertaining to standard operating procedures
  • Write, review and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Train staff in SOPs to ensure the correct implementation in operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead in creating a proactive quality culture and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Review testing raw data, analytical reports and Certificate of Analysis (CoA) of each product batch prior to its release for sale.
  • Plan, conduct and manage the activities to ensure compliance with internal and external standards and requirements.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS


  • Two plus years of experience as a Quality Assurance Lead/Manager in a GAP, GMP and GPP regulated environment, with proficiency quality assurance systems, documentation, testing methods
  • Experience in cannabis, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing and related is desired.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to work collaboratively as a team member and deliver complex communications with an understanding of the needs of different parties.
  • Strong and current knowledge of HC regulations, Good Agricultural Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice, HACCP, Food Safety, regulatory and environmental guidelines.
  • Experience in identifying GMP gaps with experience in writing SOPS, work instructions, HACCP plans, identifying GAPs, and with regulatory compliance and internal and external audits experience.
  • Able to pass security clearance checks.
  • Must possess a passion for cannabis industry in general, while providing excellent regulatory advice in line with the current regulations.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite software (Excel, Outlook, Word); Computer literate. Familiarity with IT systems, e.g. electronic submission systems, data and document management systems (Track Wise).
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to work in a plant.
  • Quick learner, adaptable, ethically grounded and be able to speak up if something is not right.

 

EDUCATION


  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline (Microbiology, Food, Chemical or Biological Sciences, Chemical / Process Engineering preferred);

If this sounds like a fit, send us a note!growwithus@grnlight.ca

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