Blue Pebbles

Organic Lab Manager

Vacancy Title: Organic Lab Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newmarket
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2023-09-12
REF: J921825
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email:
Vacancy Published: 28 days ago

Vacancy Description

Laboratory Manger Organic/ Inorganic Testing.

Location: Cambridge surrounding
Type: Permanent
Report to: Laboratory Manager

Our Client, a global testing company - part of a massive group; is looking to recruit for an experienced Manager for their state-of-the-art laboratory testing facility in Cambridge. Our client boasts an impressive range of testing services and they offer solutions across various testing applications; the company itself continues to grow and they are a real player in their marketplace.

The Role:

• Manage a team of Senior Analysts and Analysts to deliver exceptional performance and results in accordance with operational targets (TAT, TAT-R, etc).
• Front line operations management including resource & task allocation (including rota), capacity planning, holiday & absence management, issue ownership & resolution.
• Lead a first-class team by putting people first; performance management, training & development (in partnership with HR) and other people management functions.
• Identify skill gaps, maintaining skill matrix and coordinating cross-training within team members to reduce skill gaps.
• Coordination of cross-departmental interaction including admin tasks (insufficient, unsuitable forms etc).
• Responsible for laboratory stock levels and ensuring that supplies are ordered in a timely manner.
• Develop and maintain an excellent working environment, fit for their people and customers. Responsible for upholding house-keeping standards across the laboratory.
• Ownership of complex and multi stream projects within laboratory as allocated.
• Drive improvement across all areas of operation; focus on facility and people.

The Person:

• Significant demonstrable experience (minimum 5 years) working at a senior level within an commercial testing laboratory, preferably within the environmental sector.
• Strong technical background and understanding gained from working with single and triple quadrupole GC-MS ideal or ICP - HPLC systems considered, TL experience is essential though.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and/or tasks to agreed deadlines.
• Demonstrated flexibility in analytical approach and ability to cope with high throughput and varied analysis in a fast-paced environment.
• Experience of working under laboratory quality assurance programs e.g. ISO 17025 and proven ability to meet external accreditation requirements.
• Exceptional time management skills, attention to detail and ability to cope under pressure.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities according to business needs and customer requirements.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience of managing a team of analysts, including conducting staff performance reviews.
• Experience of training and mentoring junior staff.

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