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Contract Manufacturing Organisation Manager

Montréal, QC / Huntingdon, QC / Remote

We’re looking for great people. Specifically, we’re looking for you to reimagine cannabis with us. We love where we work, we believe in each other, and we learn new things every day. We’ve been doing it since 2016 and have now become Québec’s most innovative and fast-growing cannabis company by leading our industry, developing game-changing products, and enhancing how cannabis grows. We have high ambitions to be industry leaders in Canada, and believe our talent is our greatest resource. Which is why we are committed to hiring the best and investing in their development to reach their full potential. And we’re just getting started. Sound like a good fit?

Role Summary:

We are looking for a Senior Corporate Quality Manager for Rose Lifescience Inc. based at our Montreal/Huntingdon location. This role functions as the Quality Management representative within Corporate Rose Lifescience Inc. managing Co-Manufacturing, supporting Rose Manufacturing Facilities, QA Lead for Businesses Integration, and maintaining compliance to Health Canada GPP, GMP Regulations for Rose Lifescience Inc.

How you can contribute:

You will be leading and developing the Co-Manufacturing (CMO) Quality Team and their manufacturing/packing sites, and Rose Manufacturing Facilities to:

  • Ensure Compliance with Rose Quality Management System requirements, with priority on Health Canada compliance to GPP, and Cannabis Regulations when applicable; develop CMO procedures, policies, audit plans, eQMS.
  • Get involved in the investigation and resolution of quality incidents.
  • Support the Consumer Complaint Investigation and Reduction Strategy.
  • Lead new Business Integration to ensure End-To-End Implementation of the Quality Requirements.
  • Manage the Quality Management Program for Rose Lifescience Inc. Canada to ensure compliance to Local Regulations and Rose Targets. This includes:

    1. 1.Onboarding CMO’s, negotiating Quality Agreements and compliance audit against GPP.
    2. 2.Managing Hold and Release system for CMO’s to deliver on time product to the market.
  • Support Supply Chain Quality Management for defining and managing QA requirements and programs for Alternate supply chain (i.e., Loop, DTC, e-commerce, etc.), Rapid Innovations, Pilots, and Stores.

  • Lead Quality for Provincial stores (SQDC, OCS) and other boutiques.
  • Support the Innovation & Renovation (I&R)/Quality Management Team as needed.
  • Maintain compliance requirement for all CMO’s Licenses with the collaboration of the Corporate Quality Management Team.
  • Manage Investigation and Response of Consumer Complaints addressed by the Health Canada.
  • Support initiatives for the Digital Transformation in Quality Management to optimize processes and tasks.
  • Back up of Rose Lifescience Inc Head of Quality. This includes acting as Back Up of Crisis Coordinator for Quality Incidents/Crisis (including Recalls and Withdrawals)
  • Assure Food Safety and Compliance:

    • Ensure adherence to all Company Quality Principles, policies as well as local laws and regulations.
    • Ensure compliance to food safety and regulatory requirements.
    • Provide technical support in the management of compliance auditing and gap closure, including follow up and verification.
    • Collaborate with other function and businesses to setup, manage, enforce and maintain the Quality Management System
  • Strive for Zero Defect & No Waste:

    • Ensure the analysis of the quality failures and proactively sponsors the defect elimination initiatives in Co-Manufacturing or Roselifescience site.
    • Promote, constantly challenge the status quo and benchmark the different quality cost elements to further contribute to business competitiveness in Co-Manufacturing and Roselifescience site.
    • Liaise with other operation functions (Supply Chain, and Businesses) to drive continuous improvement in order to reduce or eliminate losses.
    • Promote sharing of best practices.
  • Ensure Consistency:

    • Supports the Idea to Launch process including idea introduction from BD, to NPI launch process.
    • Supports new businesses integration.
    • Collaborates with Operations to drive improvement in the manufacturing of products that consistently delivers consumer preference.
    • Support and/or lead creation of Digital Tools to optimize current tasks and processes in Quality Management
  • Ensure development of competencies:

    • Ensure development of people through career management (experience), coaching and training.
    • Convey corporate culture and management principles at all levels.
    • Invest time coaching his/her teams, as well as Factory QA Team.
    • Foster a healthy employee relations climate.
You’re really good at:
  • Demonstrated capability to lead a group of experienced professionals.
  • Proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams and different initiatives.
  • Management exposure across several functions.
  • Proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams.
Things we hope you have:
  • University graduate or equivalent (preferred microbiology, chemistry or food science-related studies.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in Pharma, Cannabis or food manufacturing, auditing, expert in Quality and food safety management and have technical expertise to lead local projects in Quality area.
  • Health Canada Security Clearance or A/QAP status is an asset.
  • Cannabis Act and Regulations, Canada's Food & Drug Regulations, Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising, SFCR, product hygiene manuals.
  • Health Canada and CFIA Relationship
  • Processed Products Regulations, Consumer Packaging & Labelling Act, Natural Health Products.
  • Cannabis Act (Dry Cannabis, Extracts and Edibles), regulations, policies and guidelines are critical. Factory Quality experience required.
  • Knowledge and experience with licences (Cannabis, NHP, Medical device) an asset.
What you should know about ROSE:
  • We cherish Québec’s culture and values.
  • We believe cannabis can help Québecers and Canadians live better lives.
  • We take pride in family, friends and living full, balanced lives.
  • Group Insurance plan offered.
  • Safety and security is critical to the success our business.
  • We currently work from two locations in Québec: A 55,000 square-foot cutting-edge facility in Huntingdon and new offices in Montréal’s Villeray neighbourhood.
  • Our executives have world-leading experience in government regulated industries.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please reach out (with relevant information and background materials) and let us know why ROSE is a perfect fit for you.

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