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Laboratory Manager - North West

Science Solutions Recruitment
North West England
Excellent Benefits
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Food Science
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Role: Laboratory Manager

Salary: DOE

Location: North West

A world class nutritional food manufacturer located in the northwest are looking for a Laboratory Manager to join their team. As Laboratory Manager, you will have a food science degree or related field, at least 5 years working in a food laboratory or related discipline with at least 3 years laboratory management experience.

Main Duties
  • Manage a team of Laboratory Technicians
  • Create methods to reduce testing turnaround times
  • Identify and understand business goals and provide day-to-day direction for the team, including agreeing appropriate goals and deadlines with the team, and ensuring fully competent staffing cover
  • Manage inductions, and training & development plans for new and existing staff members
  • Evaluate, monitor, track, and trend technical and employee performance
  • Take the lead by example, provide coaching & mentoring to team members, and promote a positive and collaborative working environment
  • Manage analytical and microbiological equipment installs, validations, servicing, and maintenance
  • To develop lab procedures and challenge the scientific and technical rigour of protocols and experiments
  • Coordinate with other departments (production, QC, planning) to ensure smooth running of the laboratories and prevent bottlenecking
  • Develop and maintain the food safety and quality culture in the laboratory team
  • Monitor, analyse and justify initiatives, projects, and expenses to senior management.

Person Profile
  • 5+ Years' experience in a food laboratory in a relevant discipline, i.e., QC laboratory
  • A BSc in food science or a similar scientific discipline
  • A strong understanding of laboratory health and safety compliance preferably with an understanding of environmental regulations
  • Experience in managing staff in a lab
  • Strong leadership ability
  • An excellent problem-solver
  • Confident to make clear decisions
  • Quality focused with a drive to ensure standards are upheld
  • Proficient with technology (Microsoft, QMS, email, etc.)

  • Knowledge of BRC, Regulatory and customer requirements
  • Experience managing change controls
  • Experience in developing SOPs and Risk Assessment
  • Experience of working with and contributing to Quality Management Systems


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

Find Us
01925 377815
Suite C,
Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,
United Kingdom
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