Head of Quality Assurance, Western Canada

Project Management - BA
Quality Assurance
cGMP requirements
May 14, 2018
Updated on
June 27, 2018
Valid until

You will be responsible for leading the activities of Quality Assurance across Western Canada, managing a rapidly growing team across numerous production sites.

Canopy Growth is a world-leading cannabis company, offering diverse brands and curated cannabis strain varieties in dried and oil extract forms. Through its wholly‑owned subsidiaries, Canopy Growth operates numerous state-of-the-art production facilities with over half a million square feet of indoor and greenhouse production capacity.  Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names in Canada and abroad.

Headquarters in Smiths Falls Ontario, Canopy Growth recognizes that employees are at the core of our success and take pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration and diversity. Our employees stem from a wide range of professional backgrounds; each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue our incredible momentum of growth.

The Opportunity

The Head of Quality Assurance, Western Canada will be responsible for leading the activities of Quality Assurance across Western Canada, managing a rapidly growing team across numerous production sites. Under the guidance of the Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, this role oversees the development and maintenance of Good Manufacturing Practices and Narcotic Control Licensing activities for Western Canada sites.   This role leads the strategy and the preparation, as well as the review and submission of documents to ensure compliance with Health Canada regulatory requirements. This role governs the procedures, equipment and other practices that are acceptable from a regulatory perspective. This includes, but is not limited to, GMP, FDA, ACMPR obligations and the oversight of all testing and laboratory work in furtherance of those goals. The successful candidate will ensure that the Quality Systems of Western sites run seamlessly and that their team receives the managerial leadership and guidance to protect the Company while facilitating optimal operations.


Responsible for the oversight of Quality Assurance at Canopy sites in Western Canada

Oversee the review and enforcement of cGMP requirements

Accountable for quality processes; testing production output; the documenting of evidence; the determination of operational and performance qualification and updated written quality control procedures

Stay current with Regulatory changes relevant to cannabis production and products

Accountable for the oversight and management of regulatory inspections, product transfers, personnel security clearances, site security

Ensures regular interactions with regulatory officials, which includes the oversight of the preparation of regulatory submissions, and coordination of responses to regional regulators

Oversees Canopy’s Quality Management System

Operates the yearly, quarterly, monthly and other inventory control related reports and processes

Promotes the development of a company-wide understanding of the key elements related to quality systems and regulatory compliance requirements

Support the Company’s operations as a trusted partner

Other duties as assigned


B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Biological/Life Sciences/ Bioengineering (Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry) or extensive experience and related training

Post-Graduate Regulatory Certification considered an asset

Minimum 7 years direct quality control and/or regulatory experience

Experience managing multiple teams across numerous sites, with proven ability to lead and mentor

Strong knowledge of quality standard methodologies in a pharma or related industry

Advanced comprehension of Health Canada protocols

Advanced knowledge and experience working within a pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging, and/or warehousing cGMP Quality Management System

Sound knowledge of the Canadian Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, Food and Drug Act, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Clear communication skills both oral and written

Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities

Compelling Negotiation skills

Experience in managing an ISO:9001, ISO:13485, or ISO:17025 environment is considered an asset

Bilingual (considered an asset)

Other Details

This is a full-time position based out of Vancouver.  

Note: The chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.

We appreciate the interest by all candidates however we will be contacting those that best fit the requirements. All resumes will be maintained in our database for six months for consideration in future searches for talent.

Canopy Growth welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.