LABORATORY DIRECTOR
Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center - Des Moines, IA

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OVERALL OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITES: 1.Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through method development, verification and modification of new and or existing methods for all Business Units with the U.S. Food Division. 2.Oversee timely and accurate analysis of samples to meet customer commitments. This includes, but is not limited to, sample preparation for sample analysis, data review and reduction, and providing data interpretations and opinion.3.Oversee daily lab operations including: employee leadership, process control, continuous quality improvement, innovation through information technology. Ensure all regulatory procedures pertaining to sample testing are followed correctly.4.Responsible for the supervision, organization, and coordination of all technical activities of personnel within the principles of sound scientific endeavors, business economy, and the professional development of subordinate employees.5.Manage the technical conduct, quality control, and related record keeping of all analytical evaluations performed.6.Provide the necessary planning, organization, direction, and control to meet the goals of the company.7.Ensure that all pertinent company health, safety, and environmental programs are adhered to and documentation is maintained.8.Establish and maintain professional business relationships with clients, industry officials, and peers.9.Assist in the generation of marketing strategies. Create and review literature for marketing new methods and instrument capabilities to clients.10.Responsible for the operational success of the laboratory, which includes, but is not limited to: budgeting, making decisions on capital expenses, attending to major client needs, revenue & profit growth, and cost control. 11.Represent the laboratory in technical meetings.12.Participate with the Sales/Marketing team in the preparation and quotation of major technical studies.13.Ensure that the laboratory expenses are on track with the annual budget.14.Approve laboratory expenses and control the costs of the laboratory within established company guidelines.15.Analyze monthly Key Performance Indicators (turn around time, productivity, etc.).16.Verify that company employment policies and procedures are followed correctly.17.Perform annual performance reviews for direct reporting personnel. Coordinate and review annual reviews of other lab personnel.18.Handle employee relation issues as per company guidelines and with the support of Human Resources.19.Coordinate the interaction between the different laboratory departments.20.Understand and follow each Quality System document relevant to employment responsibilities, e.g., methods, SOPs, etc. Propose changes to documents and approve documents when required.21.Other duties as assigned.
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