I currently work as Global Director, Supply Planning for Apotex Inc., the largest Canadian owned pharmaceutical company, and the largest producer of generic medicines in the country. Founded in 1974, Apotex has steadily grown to employ over 8,000 people around the world, focused on research, development, manufacturing and distribution. I lead a team of 3 managers and 20 supply chain professionals, encompassing Global Supply Planning, Inventory Management, Global Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Master Data and supply chain systems development and implementation for the Apotex supply network.
I have been a people leader for more than 15 years, and have effectively recruited, managed the performance of, and retained talent for many organizations. I coach and support my team’s development and professional growth through leadership opportunities, training and “on the job” assignments. I see every single person in my team as having the potential to be a leader, regardless of title, time in the organization, or if they have direct reports or not. I would summarize one of my greatest career accomplishments as follows: over the last few years, I have been directly involved in facilitating developmental moves or promotions for more than 25 of my direct reports and extended team members. I have made a positive impact on their performance, self-confidence and career advancement. When I go to work every day, nothing gives me more pleasure that seeing these many leaders I helped develop doing amazing things and delivering outstanding results for Apotex.