Organics Section Manager - Manchester

£21000 - £30000 per annum
22 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company
This knowledge based, science led business is focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors. We support drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. We provide testing and specialist analytical services and consultancy to the food and environmental sectors. We provide toxicology services to the agrochemical, consumer products, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and materials chemistry services to the petrochemical industry.

The Role
An exciting opportunity is available within the Analytical Services business as a Section Manager. The role is based at the site in Manchester and involves managing the Organics department within the Environment Division. The role involves leading a team of Analysts and Technicians effectively to ensure maximum performance and profitability.

Main Duties to:
- Day-to-day scheduling of the workload within the laboratory.
- Ensuring the ISO17025:2005 standard is maintained.
- Ensuring all equipment is maintained.
- Overseeing training of new members of staff.
- Monitoring spend and performance of the laboratory.
- Complying with health and safety requirements of the site as stated within Company Policy, Procedure and Practice.
- Technical checking of results.
- Input into the quality of the Laboratory.
- Key Performance Indicator (KPI) management.
- Maintaining tidy work areas.
- Agreeing and meeting targets as specified by the Laboratory Manager.
- Undertaking other tasks as delegated/allocated by the Laboratory Manager.
- Awareness of your own training needs in a changing environment and where necessary bringing these to the attention of the Laboratory Manager.
- Responsible for own training record, and ensuring Technician/Analyst's training records are correctly filled in on time.
- Act as an ambassador for the company brand and values.

- Relevant degree.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of Organic Chemistry.
- Team Leadership.
- High level of interpersonal skills.
- Robust project management capability.
- Adept at coaching and mentoring team members and guiding career development.

Working Hours

- 37.5 hours per week with flexibility required to meet the needs of the business.

What We Offer

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Savings scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

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