Production Supervisor

by Catalent Pharma Solutions

Reference #: 0072229
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Jul 04, 2024
Experience: 3 Years
Catalent Pharma Solutions

Job Description

Production 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 directly to the Operations and Supply Chain Manager, the Production Supervisor is an essential member of the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Canada. The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient production of premium quality pharmaceutical products for our patients, while upholding rigorous standards. Exceptional leadership and coaching skills will enable to empower the team, leading them to achieve optimal performance.


Typical work hours are 12-hour rotating continental shifts (Days and Nights)


The Role

  • Meet daily production objectives and manage each shift with respect to production efficiencies, effectively utilizing corporate resources, labor, equipment, and materials.

  • Supervise a team of hourly employees involving a high level of engagement with team members.

  • Meet daily and long-term safety, quality, efficiency, uptime, cost, and Quality Control objectives and ensure regulatory compliance with respect to GMP and ensure compliance with respect to companies’ SOP’s (Standard Operation Procedures).

  • Assist in trouble shooting/investigations to address off-standard results.

  • Maintain safety, health, and environmental procedures. Identify, investigate, correct and document potential environmental and safety problems.  Utilize Risk Assessment strategies as appropriate to drive continuous improvement in safety.

  • Schedule resources including manpower, machinery, and materials to meet or exceed budget requirements and resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality.

  • Must be able to work extended hours, weekends as needed, especially when problems occur or when deadlines must be met.

  • 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 preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in leading and supervising a team in a manufacturing environment, ensuring safety, quality, and productivity. The candidate should have excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively manage a diverse workforce and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, including quality control, supply chain, engineering, and other departments. The candidate should be able to communicate clearly and professionally with team members at all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrable leadership experience at Catalent (including but not limited to participation in Catalent-sponsored leadership programs such as NGGL, GOLD, LEAD Now, GM Excellence, and GROW) may be considered in place of external experience.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks, allocate resources effectively, and meet production schedules. The candidate should be able to handle multiple priorities and work efficiently in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

  • The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard.

  • Use of manual dexterity is required.

  • The employee is occasionally 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.

  • There is also the potential exposure to chemicals.


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 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.


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