Chemistry Manager in Livingston - Eurofins

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Livingston, Scotland
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Full Time
Date Posted
9 days ago

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Company DescriptionEurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 58,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 independent companies in over 54 countries and operating more than 900 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.7 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.Job DescriptionPlease note the working hours are: Monday - Thursday (08:00 - 16:30), Friday (08:00 - 15:30)A member of the site leadership team. Manage the performance of the analysts, qualify and ensure that jobs are checked and delivered as required by the customer. Manage the efficient operation of the laboratory, to ensure that schedules are met and that the quality of work meets specified standards.  Ensure that sufficient staff are trained to allow for timely delivery of projects. Responsible jointly with all other members of staff to ensure that laboratory is a safe environment, and that appropriate safety equipment is available and used.Principal ResponsibilitiesPerform duties in accordance with the requirements of cGMP systems locally. Ensure that activities are scheduled to provide an accurate and timely service to support business requirements. Keep the Managing Director informed on a regular basis of progress and any circumstances which alter agreed timescales. Provide cover as required in any area of the laboratory where extra staffing may be required due to sickness, vacation or high workload. Provide technical and personal development support to staff responsible for. Deputise for the Managing Director as required. Any other task as delegated by the Managing Director.Laboratory DutiesEnsure staff in the team perform all calibrations assigned in a timely manner. Ensure that a good standard of housekeeping is maintained in all work areas. Direct staff if housekeeping standards are not being followed. Ensure adequate supplies of materials and consumables are available to support projects. Order materials as required. Manage staff to provide the checking and verifying of all laboratory data, ensuring corrections are made as required. Ensure all results are entered into eLIMS. Work with the team to review protocols, reports and other technical documentation as required. Work with BD and leaders to ensure sufficient information is provided by the customer.QualityBe responsible for ensuring that all analysis and associated tasks are performed in accordance with Eurofins quality policies and procedures and satisfy the requirements of cGMP and are in accordance with the appropriate regulatory guidelines. Ensure all work is written up on controlled worksheets and in accordance with standard operating procedures. Ensure methodologies used in team are current and correct. Work closely with the Team Leaders to ensure that any laboratory investigation is conducted appropriately in conjunction with the analyst and the QA department. Ensure that the SOP is followed for all investigational work. Ensure that all equipment is calibrated before use and report any non- compliant equipment to the QA department or responsible person.Health & SafetyEnsure that all activities within the laboratory are performed in a safe manner in keeping with the Company’s written procedures. For each new task, ensure analyst is aware of safety measures and ensure they are trained and supervised as required. Report all accidents or unsafe conditions in the workplace to the Managing Director. Participate in Health and Safety Training. Ensure staff are using appropriate PPE at all times. Always know hazards associated with materials being worked on and correct disposal techniques.Training and DevelopmentEnsure all staff in team are trained in the technique prior to commencing analysis. Participate in training as required. Recognise areas where personal development is required and seek guidance for appropriate training.CommunicationMaintain a client list for your team and liaise with clients as required specifically related to job progress and potential delays. Communicate frequently with Managing Director with progress updates. Participate fully in meetings when attendance is requested. Participate fully with Quality on issues associated with out of specification results. Also communicate any other Quality issues found in the lab. Participate in the appraisal system. Participate in department audits both internal and external as required.Human ResourcesConform to Company's Absence Policy and Procedures. Report any HR incidents to Managing Director. Observe and adhere to the Company's Equal Opportunities Policy ensuring that a neutral environment is maintained. Adhere to the Company's harassment policy to maintain a harmonious work environment in which bullying or harassment does not occur.QualificationsLife Science degree or equivalent.Ten years industry experience (GMP essential, outsourcing sector preferable)Five years leadership experience. Excellent working knowledge of Food Chemistry laboratories.The jobholder must have good IT skills, word, excel, LIMS & pivot tables and excellent analytical skills.Good auditing skills e.g. not swayed, or diverted, be inquisitive etc. Must have a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to deliver change through people management skills.Additional InformationBenefitsAt Eurofins we are growing, innovating and always learning. We celebrate the achievements of our employees through annual long service awards, recognise our colleagues special life events, and we are committed to charitable causes through global fundraising activities.As a Eurofins employee you will benefit from:Holiday Purchase SchemeLife Assurance (4 times annual salary)Company Pension PlanEmployee Assistance Programme – 24/7 confidential support.Free car parkingWorldwide career opportunitiesEveryone who joins our team also gets access to Perkbox, allowing you to save money all year round. Whether its supermarket savings or days out, the daily coffee or a summer holiday – there’s something to suit everyone’s lifestyle.What Happens NextOur people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team to give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths. Application TipsIt’s really helpful for our Recruitment Team if you include a full up to date CV, your current location and a contact number so we can talk to you about our exciting opportunities. Please also detail your current Right to Work status in the UK.Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. SummaryType: Full-timeFunction: Science


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