Food Analytical Laboratory Manager

Recruiter
Thornshaw Recruitment
Location
South East England
Posted
17 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client, a leading agri-food company, are currently recruiting for a Food Analytical Laboratory Manager. Role Overview: The Food Analytical Laboratory Manager will: Manage the routine day to day operations of the Food Analytical Laboratory in terms of incoming samples and final release of finished reports Manage the laboratory budget and strategic planning of resources (personnel and equipment) Support the development and implementation of new test methods required by the business Supervise and support method qualification/ validation activities within the laboratory Work towards obtaining and maintaining ISO17025 accreditation Implement processes and procedures to ensure on-time delivery of all testing in compliance with ISO17025, the relevant regulatory guidelines/industry standards and the relevant local and global safety guidelines Investigate non-conformances Manage INAB and customer audits in the laboratory Contribute to the discussion of results generated with other members of the R&D team and other Departments (i.e. Technical, etc.) Role Deliverables: Degree in Chemistry and a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in the industry, including full direct responsibility for a laboratory team Strong experience in method development – in particular in the area of organic chemistry Experience in an ISO17025 accredited environment is a strong plus Experience in the area of analytical testing of environmental samples is a plus Competencies to perform the role: Proven experience in obtaining/ maintaining accreditation Proven experience in the ability to develop and validated analytical methods Experience in the successful management of an analytical team Experience in working in high- paced and accredited environments Ability to meet deadlines Experience and Qualifications Possess a post-graduate degree in Food/ Analytical Chemistry or related science A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in industry, including full direct responsibility for a laboratory team Experience in obtaining/ maintaining ISO17025 accreditation Good understanding on modern analytical laboratory techniques ( e.g. HLPC and spectroscopy) Experience in developing and validating organic chemistry methods (ICH, FDA, etc.) Experience in the area of analytical testing of environmental samples is a plus Other Significant Role Requirements: Comfortable with analysis of data and reporting Computer literacy is essential, including knowledge of reporting systems Strong attention to detail Good communication skills and a team player Appreciation for compliance and ability to achieve Assertive and independent minded Self-organized, reliable and results-oriented working style, strong communication, fluent in English Familiarity with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMs) would be useful If you are interested in applying for this role please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or email ldunne@thornshaw.com Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. www.thornshaw.com

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