This is excellent opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Manager to join a phenomenally dynamic and fast growing organisation.  Based in Kildare, your role will involve overseeing all aspects of laboratory operations to ensure that the production and quality targets are met. As Laboratory Manager you will also be responsible for staff development, planning and continuous improvement. You will be accountable for laboratory budgets and expenses and for processing billable orders. As Lab Manager you will also act as the primary point of contact of the laboratory for the executive team, other inhouse departments, service providers etc.
Reporting to the VP of Operations, your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Plan laboratory capacity and logistics to meet contractual requirements or internal demand
  • Preparation and monitoring of laboratory budgets and expenses. Approve the payments of PO and forward bills to Purchasing and / or Accounts Payable Dept
  • Ensure that the physical infrastructure required for optimal function of the lab is properly maintained, and report any deficiencies.
  • Ensure equipment required for optimal function of the laboratory is available and properly maintained.
  • Act as first point of contact for the IT department, vendors and service providers and ensure optimal functionality of all systems / databases. Address any deficiencies and put in request for the purchase of new and replacement equipment.
  • Develop, implement and oversee supply inventory system .
  • Ensure compliance with company’s policies and procedures relating to the protection of intellectual property and trade secrets.
  • Act as first point of contact for the HR department and ensure adherance to company’s HR policies, Health and Safety procedures and other regulatory requirements.
  • Involvement with the onboarding of new staff, setting up goals and performance expectations for each staff member and conducting performance reviews.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of laboratory H+S training and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct periodical meetings to review production and quality numbers and issues and roll out new procedures and projects.
  • Monitor and analyse quality control data to detect and correct issues as needed. Promptly report systematic issues to Global Production Manager and Director of Quality Assurance.
  • Create production and quality reports as required by the customer, Global Production Manager or Executive Management.
  • Track and monitor production to ensure that contractual requirements are met.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are adhered too and that all production and quality data are complete and accurate.
  • Host and faciliate auditors and provide pertinent information as required. Address deficiencies and improvement opportunities described in audit reports and document all actions in written reports.
  • Preform and / or co-ordinate other duties as assigned by the Global Production Manager, Quality Assurance Director, or Corporate Executive Management
Desired Skill Set:
  • Bsc in Science or related discipline
  • 5+ years experience in Laboratory with at least 2 years at Lab Supervisor OR Lab Manager level.
  • Proven track record with people management
  • The ability to provide technical expertise as needed;
  • Strategic thinker who wants to maintain the strong positive culture in the lab
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must have full, clean drivers licence
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