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December 5, 2022Director of QualitySyracuse, NY

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Our client, a multi-state cannabis testing laboratory, is seeking an experienced, dedicated, and passionate Director of Quality to join there growing team. Preferably seeking a candidate with a home base in upstate New York, but open to locations on the East Coast close to their operations, and may require heavy travel to multiple site locations throughout the month. 
The Director of Quality will be responsible for activities involving quality assurance and compliance with regulatory requirements. Monitor the laboratory quality system to ensure quality throughout all laboratory processes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct a team of QA professionals in the development of Quality
  • Management systems, ensure that both internal (Analytical Testing) and external (Supplier) processes are conducted with consistency and control, and will promulgate a culture of excellence and compliance throughout the organization.
  • Regular travel to the different facilities and locations throughout the organization.
  • Participate in new facility design, construction, and process implementation.
  • Develop, refine and educate team members on quality management program to ensure there is an in-depth understanding of program and individual responsibilities
  • Oversee operations, including establishing SOPs, training, and oversee operations for quality controls and compliance. 
  • Perform regular internal and contract audits, track trend quality metrics and KPIs. 
  • Ensure improvement and alignment of the Quality Management Systems across locations 
  • Provide advice with process improvements to eliminate errors and reduce risk. 
  • Conduct all duties in compliance with safety rules, applicable SOPs, and other relevant guidelines. 
  • Serve as an escalation point for corporate quality issues, including investigations, recalls, deviations, CAPA, Change controls, inspections, clearances, validation, and training. 
  • Serve as a resource working with research staff in study design, data collection and analysis, reporting activities that support quality improvement interventions, transparency, compliance regulatory standards and provide performance monitoring. 
  • Assure review and approval of batch record documentation, including validation protocols, master batch records, analytical test results, packaging, and labeling documentation. 
  • Represent the Quality function during inspections by regulatory authorities and customers.

 Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills. 
  • Extensive knowledge of operations and production management. 
  • Ability to interpret financial data as needed to set production goals. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or related science
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a GLP or ISO 17025 accredited laboratory preferred
  • Knowledge of elementary principles of microbiology and chemistry
  • Knowledge of basic statistics used in data analysis
  • Ability to perform root-cause and trends analyses
  • Ability to use computers and computer software programs and systems and standard office equipment such as phones, photocopiers and fax machines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to-face, telephone and electronic)
  • Good analytical and judgment skills

Work Schedule:
  • The position is full time requiring varying shifts Monday through Saturday to cover business operations 
  • Work week hours will vary between 40 and 50 hours both in the office and at home and during weekends and holidays
  • Overnight travel may also be required

Compensation: $125,000- $150,000 plus competitive bonus plan.

If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below – all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.
CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. TEAM200

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