Demetrix believes in the power of science and we are developing cutting edge fermentation technology to unlock the potential of rare cannabinoids for consumer health and pharmaceutical products. We are rapidly commercializing our first product and the Quality Assurance Director will play a critical role in ensuring we deliver on our mission for safe, legal and efficacious products our customers can trust.
Maintains product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures and government requirements; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs and manufacturing and training methods.
Establishes quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management and with production operators, technicians, and engineers; devising evaluation tests, methods, and procedures for the disposition of finished product.
Establishes raw material, in-process product inspection and rework standards by studying relevant requirements and methods; conferring and negotiating with suppliers; devising testing methods and procedures.
Develops and deploys all key quality systems such as a quality dashboard, customer quality management, change management, supplier quality management, quality control, statistical monitoring and customer audits.
Certify sites to ISO 9001, ISO 22716 & FSSC 22000; PCQI certified for HACCP
Builds quality assurance staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
Bachelor’s degree in quality assurance, biotechnology or pharmaceutical or chemistry discipline.
10+ years of in a Food & Cosmetics or Pharmaceutical QA managerial/supervisory role.
Proven success in implementing ISO, FSSC, GMP and other quality assurance practices at multiple sites.
Technical and Cultural Success Factors:
Leadership skills and business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the organization and functional areas
Strong customer relationship skills
A wide degree of creativity and strategic thinking is expected.
Ability to read situations quickly; ability to anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks.
Strong organizational agility and demonstrated drive for results
Analytical skills as well as excellence in oral and written communications
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point). Ability to handle multiple issues on multiple projects simultaneously
Strong attention to detail, prioritization and time management proficiencies
Collaborative; encourages cross-functional cooperation and builds strong working relationships between the supply chain and operating team
Entrepreneurial – likes to build things from the group up. Feels a sense of pride and ownership over their work.
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Our employees are the most important part of what makes our company what it is and we want to provide our team with the best benefits we can. Demetrix offers a variety of benefits to help support our employees and their families outside of work, including:
Food on campus
Walking Distance to Berkeley Bowl
Education Allowance Benefit
Voluntary Benefits including Pet Insurance
Some Other Points
We welcome applicants of any and all backgrounds with demonstrated abilities in the skills needed to meet our mission. We are always on the lookout for new talent who embrace change and are willing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in life.
Demetrix is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Employment with Demetrix is at will. This means your employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by you or Demetrix, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive.
Some More About Demetrix
Nature is a rich source of ingredients. Inconsistent quality and supply, along with inaccessibility of rare substances, mean it’s not always an ideal source to meet the world’s needs.
Demetrix helps customers across the globe produce more for less.
Biotechnology can help by enabling access to more rare and powerful products. With less environmental impact and less cost than traditional methods. Which can lead to more happy, healthy lives.
Demetrix Gives You
Expensive and hard-to-find ingredients at your fingertips, sustainably and affordably
High ingredient purity without residual chemicals or pesticides
Affordable access that is quickly scalable as your business grows
Product consistency and a reliable, global supply
A sustainable solution with a small environmental footprint
Currently, we’re building a product pipeline of cannabinoids, the active compounds in the cannabis plant. Humans have been relying on cannabinoids for health and medicinal purposes for centuries.
Although there are more than 113 unique cannabinoids, very few have been studied. That’s because they are present in such low quantities in the plant. We can produce even the rarest cannabinoids at high purity and volumes. What this will do is enable research for health benefits and, ultimately, provide affordable access to the compounds.
Demetrix manufactures natural medicines using synthesis biology. The company uses genetics and computing enabled deciphering technology to produce drugs. It enables refactoring biotechnology microbial hosts for gene synthesis. The company engineers strain to produce co-evolved and bio-inspired medicines and nutraceuticals.