Director of Quality

Atholville, NB
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Our client Hexo is seeking a Director of Quality to join their team in Atholville, New Brunswick.

Since the legalization of recreational Cannabis in October 2018, HEXO Corp has experienced incredible growth. As Canada’s top Cannabis company, they continue to advance in this exciting new industry along with the incredibly talented people they have working on the team. HEXO Corp creates globally trusted brands of easy-to-use and easy-to-understand Cannabis products. HEXO Corp is a serious, business-oriented, and socially responsible organization that is building dynamic teams of professionals that aren’t afraid to step outside their role, try new things and challenge the status quo. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Quality and Sanitation, this Director of Quality will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of product quality standards for all products and processes that meet or exceed customer and internal specification, regulatory requirements and third-party requirements. This position will be the product quality expert for the company providing guidance and support to the operations, procurement, marketing and other business functions.   

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for the tracking and trending of key performance indicators by site. You are able to develop and execute a standard evaluation of product quality for all product lines. This will include implementation of system, process and procedures to capture data, evaluate data in order to make good decisions. You are someone who is able to collaborate successfully with other departments and areas to implement and execute on the defined quality standards and requirements. You are able to provide support to assigned sites in Quality Management by providing direction and guidance through a thorough understanding of HEXO product safety, quality standards including regulatory requirements. 

Other Key Responsibilities:    

  • Develop, implement, maintain, review and improve the HEXO Quality management system
  • Work with other departments to support the launch of new processing areas and product lines at the Belleville facility
  • Support implementation of eQMS system
  • Support development of advanced analytics for quality data
  • Lead implementation of HACCP approach
  • Support sites in troubleshooting quality, product safety and compliance related issues
  • Proactively work on assigned department tasks and projects related to the continuous improvement of Quality and product safety programs
  • Write, revise, review Quality documentation including SOPs and work instructions as required

As the ideal candidate you have a bachelor’s degree in food science or a science related discipline, paired with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a Quality Assurance role. You have 7+ years of management experience, managing cross functional teams. Having an understanding of Health Canada Cannabis Regulations is considered an asset. If you are someone with strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to be creative, adaptable and able to accurately handle out-of-the-ordinary issues this is a great position for you! Bilingualism is considered an asset, as is Six Sigma and a high proficiency in computer-use skills. 

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

If you are interested in joining a fast growing company in an exciting industry, please reach out to Erika Hildebrand via erika@venor.ca for full details on this role. 

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