Job details Quality Assurance Specialist

Posting Period

From November 11, 2021
to December 12, 2021

Country or region



Montréal, Québec

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sault-Ste-Marie, Ontario

Business Unit

Plant Care


Quality Assurance and Control

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

4 to 5 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Quality Assurance Specialist

Main Functions

To support the development of our Lallemand Plant Care business unit, our Quality Assurance team is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist.

As part of our global Quality Assurance team, the Quality Assurance Specialist will focus on supporting all the QA activities of our Lallemand Plant Care business unit. This versatile position will also involve collaboration with the Quality Control, Production, Regulatory Affairs and R&D teams. The successful candidate will report to the QA Manager based in Brazil and the position will be located in one of our offices in Canada, either in Montreal (Quebec), in Sault-Ste-Marie (Ontario) or in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan).

The main tasks, without being limited to them, are:

  • Support the quality management system
    • Follow-up of quality management processes
      • Documentation (including labels and products registrations)
      • Standard Operational procedures
      • Specifications for suppliers and sub-contractors
      • QC release Policy
    • Edition of quality documentation
      • Certificates of Analysis
      • SDS
      • Statements and other certificates
      • Labels
      • Registration files
  • Support production
    • Definition of product specifications
    • Monitoring of internal and externalized productions
    • Trouble shooting
  • Contribute to management of complaints
    • Advice BU teams for use of Complaint system and ensure complaints are adequately reported
    • Make sure that QC answers are received and updated
    • Facilitate information exchanges between production, logistic, sub-contractors, sales teams, R&D
    • Convert complaint follow-up into continuous improvement
    • Prepare quarterly complaint syntheses
  • Contribute to data bases
    • Recipe file
    • Quality documentation data bases
    • Support BU product data bases
  • Support to the implementation of the quality control management system (LEMS)
  • Performs audits of sub-contractors and suppliers

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration and routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.

Technical skills


  • Master degree (or equivalent) in biotechnology, microbiology or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience in microbiology and quality system (or related field)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Relevant computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

An asset

  • Verbal and written communication skills in French and/or Portuguese and/or Spanish

Personal abilities


  • Great team spirit
  • Organized and reliable; able to juggle multiple streams of work, keep things on track and consistently meet deadlines for processing work, with a strong attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Curious and Desire to learn continuously
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete projects
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ethical and honest

General criteria


  • Ready to travel occasionally


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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