Laboratory Manager



This company offers a wonderful opportunity for development and career progression. They seek communicative, enthusiastic and capable people for their roles and reward their employees with a handsome salary and benefits and a varied and valuable working experience.


  • Operational management of a defined set of laboratories providing a ‘single point of contact’ for laboratory scientists – materials flow, FM service delivery, equipment availability, process optimization.
  • Ensures the laboratory maintains its operational efficiency by liaising with all FM suppliers - planning preventative and scheduled maintenance regimes with minimal impact to daily operations, ensuring any service requests are completed, leading improvement projects.
  • Proactively leads the process to investigate deviations from SLAs by root cause analysis and report back findings and plans to customers.
  • Assists in development of SOP’s for various assays particularly focused on reagents/consumables and cost saving recommendations.
  • Facilitates organised visits from internal/external partners and regulatory bodies.
  • Liaison with external suppliers and industry specialists to arrange demo kit/training to support new equipment demand.
  • Works with onsite teams to actively manage laboratory consumables inventories ensuring overall knowledge and oversight of consumables/usage/change requirements
  • Monitors and tracks spend aligned to laboratory consumables. Has a clear understanding of spend in their own lab space by producing/reviewing spend report and taking actions.
  • Performs laboratory ‘ways of working’ tours for new staff working in the area to familiarise them with lab policies and procedures ahead of commencing any lab work.
  • Performs specialist equipment user performance checks and acts as the super-user of defined instruments as agreed with Dept leadership.
  • Works with IT/other service providers to ensure equipment is running effectively, scientists have what they need and that customer assets (especially high cost equipment) are fully utilised.
  • Tracks and delivers cost savings and cost avoidance and reports back to customer FM and procurement.

About You

  • Multiple years’ experience working in a bioscience laboratory and managing a busy multidisciplinary laboratory with several users.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working in a robotics/automation lab is desirable
  • Knowledge of SHE policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of GLS, and GxP regulations, audit requirements and CAPAs
  • Proven excellent customer service focus and ability to work collaboratively
  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Able to partner with other teams and suppliers and deliver results in a matrix environment, managing multiple internal and external partners/stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and confidence to make clear decisions sometimes with limited information.
  • Exceptional planning, organisational, analytical, project management and networking skills.
  • Proficient in data capture, analysis and reporting utilising various IT systems particularly Microsoft Excel
  • To be flexible with working hours when required in order to deliver the service required to our customers
  • Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, a clear attention to detail
If you are interested in the above role then please apply or get in touch to discuss further.
Sophia Kingan Managed by Sophia Kingan
South East
apply Posted - 12.11.2021

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