Quality Systems Manager

The Quality Systems Manager is a key member of the Quality & Regulatory Affairs team and is focused on cultivating a total quality culture and team-based approach to continuous improvement.

Friday November 8, 2019

Monday November 25, 2019

Nature’s Way of Canada wants you to join our growing company and team. We are currently searching for an experienced and talented Quality Systems Manager to join the Canadian Quality Team. This position will be based out of our Dartmouth head office in Nova Scotia.  Nature’s Way is known world-wide as a leading provider of high quality natural medicines and nutritional supplements, including an expansive line of herbs, nutritional oils, probiotics, and multivitamins.
 
Conveniently located in Burnside, we offer a competitive salary, Group Benefits Plan, free on-site parking, generous employee purchasing discount, an hours’ paid lunch each day and a $250.00 annual Fitness Spending Account.
 
Reporting to the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, the Quality Systems Manager will play an important role in maintaining and improving the quality system for Nature’s Way of Canada.   The Quality Systems Manager is a key member of the Quality and Regulatory Affairs team and is focused on cultivating a total quality culture and team-based approach to continuous improvement. The Quality Systems Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the quality system meets regulatory requirements for all markets in which Nature’s Way of Canada currently markets and leads growth and development for new market opportunities.  They will also ensure compliance to any current and future third-party quality standards. This position requires someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented and works well both independently and in a team.
 
Quality Systems Management
 
The Quality Systems Manager’s essential duties shall include:
  • Managing and improving the change control process.
  • Managing and improving the document control system.
  • Managing and improving the deviation and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) processes
  • Lead all regulatory inspections performed by the US FDA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate
  • Represent the company in all audits performed by customers and third-party quality and sustainability certifiers.
  • Manage and improve the internal audit program.
  • Perform quality systems audits of contract manufacturers and raw material suppliers.
  • Develop and implement quality agreements for contract manufacturers and raw material suppliers.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and commitment to good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Work with other departments to find opportunities to implement new standardized processes to maximize efficiency and improve quality throughout the organization.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies & applicable laws including interviewing, employee training, appraising performance, addressing complaints & resolving problems
  • Oversees the work of the Quality Assurance Specialist
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in a scientific discipline is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a progressive quality role within a GMP regulated industry with a focus on systems development and management is required.
  • Extensive quality systems experience working under the quality requirements for foods, Canadian Natural Health Products, US dietary supplements.
  • Quality and/or regulatory experience working in an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 or Canadian/US Drug requirements would be considered an asset.
  • Certified lead auditor (preferred) or past experience conducting audits
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to proactively and independently analyze and identify root cause of issues and follow through to successful resolution of issues.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience would be considered an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Great organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • A “can-do” attitude and collaborative approach with the ability to reliably meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to read and understand scientific and technical documentation.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with preparing and conducting quality systems training
 
WHAT WE OFFER
 
It is Nature’s Way of Canada’s philosophy to inspire and promote a physically and emotionally healthy workforce. To enhance the health of each Associate and their families, we've created an environment to foster our philosophy. All eligible Associates receive:
  • Competitive pay and paid-time off
  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Plan for Associates and their families
  • Wellness initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle
  • A Group RRSP plan with company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Educational assistance and ongoing-training
 
TO APPLY
If you have been consistently recognized as dynamic, positive and energetic finance professional and you are interested in making a sizeable contribution to an industry leader with your skills and proven experience, please apply for this position by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting your full name and competition number NWC1921 in the subject line, to CareersCanada@naturesway.com

This posting will close Monday, November 25th 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Nature’s Way of Canada.  We will contact those applicants chosen for an interview. Say Hello