Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries.
The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services.
It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies.
In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.
In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 47 countries, employing about 45.000 staff.
Consider joining Eurofins BPT where people are the most important element in our business. Eurofins BPT is a leading contract lab that provides testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.
Due to the expansion of our operations here in Dungarvan, we have a fantastic opportunity for a New Section Manager in Biopharm Molecular Cell Biology to join our team in Dungarvan Co Waterford.
The purpose of this job is to develop our new Molecular Cell Biology Department while ensuring appropriate systems and controls are implemented to facilitate the growth of the section and needs of the business and to develop the work scope of the department.
The section must be managed so that client requirements, quality requirements, and organisational goals are met and to ensure it is commercially successful and agreed financial goals met.
Staff must be led, motivated and developed so that they are able to react effectively to the changing business needs.
5-7 years’ Molecular experience with at least 2 / 3 years at a senior level is desirable for this role.
Job Responsibilities include :
To effectively co-ordinate and manage the section so that the quality of the work and the service consistently meet the requirements of the organisation and the client.
To effectively manage client project planning, set up and resources.
To build and manage client relationships at an operational level. This will include communicating proposals, quotes, operational matters, change orders and delivery of final product.
To organise the scheduling of work.
To ensure that scheduled work is completed accurately and within agreed timelines.
To ensure equipment and systems calibration / qualification schedules are adhered to.
To ensure investigations and technical issues are completed and resolved in a timely manner.
For maintaining the MOS (management Operating System) and reporting performance as required.
Take responsibility and a hands on approach to achieving the financial targets of the section.
To track and control section budget and spending.
To collaborate with the other functions / departments as required to ensure that the efficiency and quality of work meets with organisational and client needs.
To assist in identifying opportunities for project continuity and / or new business opportunities.
To liaise with Business Development so that new opportunities are dealt with efficiently.
Hire, motivate, develop and retain excellent analysts, scientists and team leaders that fit within the Company culture.
To motivate the team to perform to a consistently high standard through staff training and development and continuous feedback on performance.
Instil a culture of continuous improvement.
Define, agree and track goals and milestones with senior management for the business unit. Ensure that the goals are defined and communicated to their respective teams.
Ensure there is accountability for the achievement of the goals.
Ensure that the BU’s under your responsibility have appropriate systems, work ethics and polices in place to ensure that the work environment is safe and guarantees a high quality of service to clients.
To ensure that the work of the team is carried out in compliance with the organisations quality system. Ensure that quality documentation is generated and updated to reflect current best practice and that this is done in a timely way.
To assist in the planning of required people resources and for selecting and recruiting the desired candidates.
To assist in the planning of other resources e.g. equipment in line with budget requirements and ensure that that selected equipment is implemented in line with the organisations quality system requirements.
To effectively communicate all business activities to senior management, as appropriate.
To provide timely reports and financial forecasts to senior management as required.
To communicate well within the department and with other parts of the company.
To assist in the organisation’s goal to reduce costs and to innovate new technologies that will help the organisation provide new and cost effective services to our clients.
Lead / take part in group projects / initiatives / assignments to improve the performance of the BU and the Company.
To establish strong links with suppliers to develop new service offerings and diversify our services.
Lead according to Eurofins Leadership Charter and act as a role model for leadership and your team.
5-7 years’ Molecular experience with at least 2 / 3 years at a senior level is desirable
Proven ability to effectively manage a growing section is desirable
Excellent leadership skills.
Good commercial awareness and business acumen.
Well-organised, accurate, strong documentation skills.
Passionate about quality and client service.
Good communication skills both internally and externally.
Ability to understand clients’ requirements and to be able to devise and articulate the most appropriate solutions.