Production Pharmacist (Dispensary) - 004/2020
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Employment Type



Responsible Pharmacist Office

Minimum Requirements

  • Pharm.
  • Registered Pharmacist (SAPC)
  • Computer literacy in MS Office
  • Knowledge of GMP principles
  • At least 2 years working experience

Additional Requirements

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment will be an advantage
  • SAP experience preferable
  • Supervisory experience preferable

Specific Operational Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be required to work an 8 hour day, split day shift, between 06h00 to 18h00, as rostered
  • The successful candidate may be required to work overtime to meet the business needs

Key Performance Areas

  • Supervision of manufacturing dispensaries
    • Plan and oversee all dispensary activities and perform pharmacist authorisations in accordance with relevant SOP€™s
    • Accurate and timely issue of dispensed material to manufacturing as per the Production Plan.
    • Compile, review and update all dispensary related SOP€™s, as required.
    • Ensure the effective control of all materials in the dispensaries, including intermediate and ABI freezers


  • Overseeing and planning all dispensary activities and performing pharmacist authorisations in accordance with relevant SOP€™s
    • Line clearance (opening and closing) and verification/authorization of dispensed materials (identification, mass/volume, batch, issues) against SAP documentation
    • Implement and maintain formal procedures and practices for inventory storage, handling and movement, which are consistent with cGMP and Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
    • Restrict access to inventory storage areas to authorised personnel only
    • Maintain minimum and maximum stock levels in the dispensary
    • Audit material movement transactions against actual to ensure correctness of captured data
    • Initiate and maintain ongoing cycle counting, monthly stock checks to identify and rectify stock variances
    • Oversee biannual stock takes, as per NBI policy
    • Investigate and establish causes for stock variances
    • Submit Shift-Handover Reports to ORP and Manufacturing at the end of each production shift


  • Perform pharmacist authorisations in manufacturing operations, when required
    • Perform pharmacist authorisations in manufacturing (ABI, Pharmaceutical, Packing, Plasma Caging), when required in accordance with relevant SOP€™s, and as per roster/schedule.
    • Audit manufacturing documents, when required.


  • Dispensary staff supervision, training & development
    • Ensure compliance of staff to conditions of employment, company policies and departmental SOP€™s.
    • Ensure that staff in the department are competent in their respective jobs with ongoing attention to training.
    • Pre-approval of leave of dispensary staff


  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practice, OHS Act and other legislation
    • Work within the department to follow SOP€™s.
    • Work within the department to assess and recommend methods for improving quality.
    • Report and address all dispensary related problems, queries and non-conformances timeously.
    • Attend training courses as required.
    • Champion compliance on a daily basis as a corporate lifestyle and standard approach to daily work.
    • Adhere to Department of Labour regulations concerning standby, call-out, overtime and hours of employment.   
    • Ensure compliance with the OHS Act


  • Precision & Accuracy
  • Attention to Detail
  • Quality Orientation
  • Planning and Organising
  • Analysis and Problem solving
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Leadership and staff development
  • Translation of production plans to raw material requirements
  • Setting and monitoring individual and departmental objectives and performance measures