Quality Control Manager

GFR Pharma is a privately held manufacturer of natural health products. As a proud Canadian company located in Coquitlam B.C., we are committed to manufacturing high-quality products for our customers. With the continued growth of our business, we are seeking to hire a “Quality Control Manager”.

Main Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Plan, organize and oversee the Quality Control testing of raw materials and products.
  • Organize and prioritize sample testing.
  • Manage specification development, test method development and new method approval.
  • Perform OOS investigations to resolve non-compliant testing.
  • Qualification and calibration of testing equipment.
  • Assist with approval and qualification of new materials via testing and specification development.
  • Compose and ensure SOPs are in compliance to meet the standards of GMP.
  • Release of raw materials and products after Quality Control testing compliance.
  • Approval of specifications.
  • Perform training programs for staff.
  • Expertise in applicable GMPs (NNHPD, 21CFR111), Food Safety (HACCP) and SQF certifications.
  • Act as a change agent to drive continuous improvement of the Production and Quality system processes.
  • Support all Quality compliance processes to interface effectively with Operations, using current best practice methods.
  • Develop KPI’s and monitor Quality system processes.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally to build strong relationships with the Quality team and the other departments within the organization.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Passion for continuous improvement, efficiency, and teamwork.
  • Excellent time management in order to establish and handle priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with both internal and external parties.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks with accuracy, while working within deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and computer skills (MS Excel, Word and Outlook).
  • Team player with the ability to follow-up and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable, motivated, organized and be able to work in a dynamic fast-paced team-driven environment.
  • Committed to Safety, Food Safety and Quality practices.

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food, Microbiology) from a Canadian University or with recognized equivalency.
  • 5+ years experience in a quality management / continuous improvement-related field in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment within the Natural Health Product, Pharmaceutical or Food industry.
  • Strong knowledge of GMP regulations and requirements in the Natural Health Products, Dietary Supplement, and Food industries with some knowledge of GMP requirements for the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Previous experience supervising employees.
  • SAP experience will be considered an asset.

We value our employees and provide a respectful, safe and supportive work environment! Along with competitive wages, we offer a fully paid comprehensive benefit package upon completion of a 3 month probation period.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume to jobs@gfrpharma.com. Only individuals selected to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in GFR Pharma Ltd!



I always prefer to make our products at GFR if possible, because I am confident with your product quality and service for us.

We are growing well steadily in the Korean market and so orders are continuous and items keep increasing.

I really hope to work closely with GFR with most of our products.
James T.President
We appreciate our relationship with GFR. From QC to communications, we have found working with GFR to be a pleasure, highlighted by excellent communications and reliable delivery dates. Thank you.
Michael BentleySierraSil Health Inc.
Please forward my sincere gratitude to the GFR team. You guys are seriously, seriously on-it!
Chris GFounder
In all my years, I can honestly say, no other company I have ever worked with has provided me with such an unparalleled level of care and service. Literally, GFR Pharma has provided my company with the best level of service I have ever experienced. You are that good, that efficient, that professional.

If there was a problem, it was fixed. If there was a challenge, it was met. If there was a deadline, it was met.

It’s time for an official thank you.
We cannot wait any longer to express our appreciation for your help during our production process.

We thank you for your professional suggestions and the quick responses to every question we have had; you have been so patient in helping us with every one of our inquiries.

Your guidance throughout the entire product development and production is a tremendous support to us.
Great first experience manufacturing my product with GFR. I am definitely going to be utilizing your services in the future for more of our products and look forward to our next project with you. Thanks again!