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Team Leader, Organic/ Inorganic Testing.

Job Title: Team Leader, Organic/ Inorganic Testing.
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Industry:
Salary: £0.00 - £29000 per annum
Reference: J907703_1615203310
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email: tom.hammond@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: March 08, 2021 11:35

Job Description

Team Leader, Organic/ Inorganic Testing.

Location: Cambridge

Type: Permanent

Salary: Upto £29,000

Report to: Laboratory Manager

Our Client, a global testing company - part of a massive group; is looking to recruit for an experienced TL 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.

  • Be a leader - this is a senior role within the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Team and will be key to promoting a people focussed, action orientated Team.

The Person:

Essential

    • 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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