Laboratory Manager - Food & Water
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. With about 45,000 staff in more than 800 sites across 47 countries, Eurofins believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical 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, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. Thanks to its decentralized structure and very strong growth, Eurofins provides unparalleled career opportunities for leaders and professionals who want to join a fast paced environment and grow their responsibilities quickly, in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.
Eurofins Food and Water Testing New Zealand provides range of class leading food, water, plant, soil and fertilizer testing, as well as horticultural services, auditing and technical solutions, primarily to the New Zealand market. With a staff of over 350 we operate laboratories in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Tauranga. We specialise in all Food types, Plants, Soils, Fertilizers, Potable Water, Sludge, Sediments, Leachate, Trade Waste Effluents, Sewage Effluents, Surface Water, River & Stream Monitoring, Seawater, and Groundwater.
We are looking for a Laboratory Manager to lead our new Food & Water laboratory in Taupo.
To provide leadership to the laboratory team to ensure that the laboratory contributes to the financial and technical success of the national laboratory network by ensuring:
The laboratory is strongly customer focused
The laboratory delivers its technical services in the manner most cost effective for the laboratory network.
The laboratory adheres to high standards of technical and service quality as specified in the quality manual.
Overview of key accountabilities and key performance indicators:
Effective utilisation of staff
Customer and Growth Focus
Improve Financial Performance of the Laboratory
Process improvement & alignment of laboratory practices nationally
Comply with HSE policies & procedures
Comply with quality management system policies and procedures
Tertiary qualifications in science or science related field.
Appropriate business qualification.
KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE
Expertise and experience in an appropriate technical discipline
Proven record of a successful leadership and process improvement
Proven record of customer/service focus.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work under pressure
Proven organisational skills
Ability to problem solve
Have a continuous improvement mindset
All candidate CV's and cover letter's will be reviewed, however please note that we are not always able to respond to every expression of interest submitted.
This opportunity is only open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia/New Zealand, and already have work rights or an appropriate working visa.