Lab Director

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Job Description: 

Reporting to the Division Vice President, the Lab Director is responsible for taking ownership and operating a successful laboratory. This is achieved through displaying an entrepreneurial spirit, inspiring excellence in others, building strong customer relationships, making sound operational decisions and leading change. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Take ownership of the business; develop and implement a strategic plan for the laboratory to meet business goals
  • Manage financial aspects of the business, including budget development, short and long term financial goal setting, P&L management and executing strategies to achieve goals
  • Understand and take advantage of available resources to help achieve results in a cost effective, safe, ethical manner
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the field of food science, and play an active role in industry events
  • Demonstrate leadership through communication and actions to earn respect and trust of the team
  • Set the tone of integrity, accountability, excellence and initiative by modeling the behavior that is expected from leaders and staff
  • Clearly communicate goals and accountability of achievement across all levels of the workforce
  • Create and foster an environment where coaching and development is a priority to promote employment engagement, career pathing, and organizational succession planning
  • Understand corporate objectives and manage laboratory performance to maintain or improve operational and financial efficiencies aligning with company goals
  • Ensure compliance with Mérieux policies and standard operating procedures striving for the highest levels of quality, customer excellence, safety, and efficiency for existing and new business
  • Ensure exceptional internal and external customer excellence through engagement, attitude, communication and service
  • Participate in strategic conversations with sales team and dedicate time to meet with current and prospective clients to understand customer needs and build trusting relationships
  • Provide technical expertise and consulting services to clients by helping them interpret laboratory data and suggesting solutions to their related business challenges
  • Constantly evaluate laboratory from all aspects and challenge the status quo; analyze and derive strategy that is inclusive of change, provide clear goals and continually measure progress
  • Communicate change and stand behind the message; present a united front with corporate partners and leadership team
  • Other duties as assigned
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
Skills: 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Inspiring Excellence
  • Operational Decision Making
  • Building Customer Relationships 
  • Leading Change

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