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Laboratory Manager

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    Quality and Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matthew Andrews

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    +44 (0)118 902 8800

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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JOB- Laboratory Manager
LOCATION- Hampshire
TERM- Permanent

SALARY- £40,000-£50,000 plus other benefits 

My client is looking for a Production Laboratory Manager to join their business on a permanent basis in the Hampshire area. The successful candidate will produce a high quality bespoke product whilst improving customer delivery performance with a right first time approach by increasing utilisation and efficiencies.

The Production Laboratory Manager will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Degree level qualified, Ideally Biology background
  • Knowledge of MRP scheduling systems
  • At least 2 years experience of management in a laboratory
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Change agent, create buy in for new ideas
  • Proven successful leader
The Production Laboratory Manager role will involve:
  • Assist in implementation of road map and daily and weekly metrics aligned with customer demand which supports operational strategy in conjunction with site manager
  • Manage staff attendance & holiday entitlement
  • Participate in daily production meetings to keep up to date with business needs
  • Preparing for and carrying out customer and regulatory audits
  • Create and implement best practice in manufacturing, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance including quality.
  • Manage regular stock checks to ensure accuracy of both WIP held and MRP requirements highlighting any discrepancies on the system.
  • Keep in line with daily and weekly metrics aligned to customer demand which supports the operational strategy in conjunction with the Production Manager.
  • Maintain quality standards and revise documentation and procedures as required
  • Drive behavioural based safety throughout the plant and ensure medical treatment and target rates are adhered to.
  • To take a lead role in Incident Investigations, follow up on actions, look for route cause (5whys) analysis.
  • Conducts regular safety checks including guarding, interlocks, traffic ways and adherence to government guidelines including social distancing.
  • Manage and maintain all lab equipment including calibrations
  • Team management, including coaching, motivation, appraisals, reviews, KPI’s, one-2-one meetings, disciplinary matters and grievances as required.
  • Management of budgets, including overtime, headcount, department costs aligned to customer demand requirements and demonstrate the ability to flex costs accordingly.
  • Drive preventive maintenance programmes including servicing and repairs of all machinery and equipment
If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible, along with your availability and your salary expectation.