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Director, Manufacturing

City: Montréal

Organizational Unit: Biologics Manufacturing Centre 

Classification: MGT-2 

Tenure: Term to November 2023

Duration: Approximately 3 years

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

The NRC Advantage

GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA'S SUCCESS. 

 

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

 

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

 

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 

 

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

 

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premier research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Director, Manufacturing to support the Director General, Biologics Manufacturing Centre. The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The new Biologics Manufacturing Centre (BMC), currently under construction by the NRC, will help to accelerate Canada’s capacity to produce, access and supply vaccines and other biologics. Certified as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant, the facility will have full end-to-end production capability for mammalian cell-based biologics. This includes a production capacity of approximately 4,000 litres per month, upstream and downstream processing, a fill and finish system, a quality control lab, secondary packaging, and related logistics management of final products. In the short-term, the BMC’s top priority and focus is to help secure the production of a COVID-19 vaccine for Canadians as quickly as possible, once one is approved by Health Canada. In the longer term, the BMC’s focus will be on providing innovative solutions for the domestic production and supply of novel biologics for the future, while providing Canada with access to a facility that is ready to respond to emergencies, such as a pandemic.

The Director, Manufacturing is accountable for the start-up of the new biologics manufacturing facility. The role will recruit, manage and develop the manufacturing team to support daily manufacturing operations of biologics and vaccines in accordance with GMP standards. The Manufacturing Director is a key interface between Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Facilities Engineering and Supply Chain teams. He/she must work cross-functionally to ensure appropriate systems are in place to support GMP operations.

 

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with specialization in science or engineering.

 

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Experience with single-use technology.
  • Experience working with mammalian cell-based biologics, and downstream purification
  • Experience supervising and developing staff in multidisciplinary teams, ideally in a matrix environment of projects.
  • Significant and recently demonstrated experience in applying the principles, tools and practices of leadership, administrative, financial, and human resource management.
  • Experience working in a vaccine manufacturing facility may be considered an asset.
  • Experience in managing formulation, filling and packaging operations
  • Experience in managing and scheduling media and buffer preparation
  • Experience in managing washing, sterilizing and decontamination operations

Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to direct and engage organizational capabilities and to effectively lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team, balancing revenue and scientific-knowledge-generation activities.
  • Significant knowledge of program and project management, strategic and operational planning.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, to work cooperatively and effectively with a broad range of employees, colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to prepare succinct documents, manage priorities and projects and respond to executive requests for information with short turnarounds.
  • Superior written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GMP manufacturing.
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate in a manner that enables teams to execute on key deliverables.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Inspirational Leadership (Level 3)
  • Strategic Outlook and Alignment (Level 3)
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency (Level 4)
  • Leverage Collaborative Relationships (Level 3)
  • Financial Management (Level 3)
  • Client Relationship Management (Level 3)
  • Industry Sector Knowledge (Level 4)
  • People Management (Level 3)
  • Business Acumen (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Competencies (MG)

 

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Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $125,300 to $150,300 per annum.

Notes

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11021) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 613-990-1679

Closing Date: 21 January 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time

 

 

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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.

 

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