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Laboratory Team Leader at eurofins

Laboratory Team Leader

eurofins Livingston, West Lothian Full Time

Job Description

We are offering an exciting opportunity as the Laboratory Team Leader or a Senior Team Leaderto join our Clinical Diagnostics operation in Eurofins.

The purpose of the role is to lead the team and ensure the laboratory has an appropriately trained and competent staff to ensure our high-throughput Clinical Diagnostics laboratory maintains its operational objectives of turnaround, quality, health and safety.

  • Clearly communicate the business vision and business unit strategy to your team of analysts
  • Lead direct reports and the laboratory team to work closely with internal departments and stakeholders to deliver operational performance which exceeds client expectations and department objectives/KPIs
  • Ensure the laboratory is fully staffed with trained and competent personnel to cover all shifts and that necessary training records and matrices are in place
  • Ensure that all production work complies with documented laboratory procedures
  • Ensure that production work is also carried out in a clean and tidy working environment
  • Oversee laboratory equipment management and ensure staff have adequate consumables to perform their tasks
  • Maintain the quality system in line with internal policies and third party requirements and undertake investigations, to ensure effective preventive actions are implemented
  • Advise management without delay of any problems affecting operations in the laboratory
  • Manage staff training, ensuring an engaging and informative induction is in place, which empowers staff with key skills and techniques to perform their role to a high standard.
  • Run team briefing meetings on a regular basis to keep team updated and briefed on key matters relating to the business, customers and the team
  • Ensure continued personal and professional development through the Eurofins PDR process and regular 1-2-1 meetings
  • Expect and recognise high performance from direct reports
  • Manage performance issues
  • Empower and motivate your team by creating an environment where people perform, grow, contribute and enjoy
  • Manage the team in relation to Eurofins’ health and safety policies and expectations, to provide the team with a comfortable and safe environment of work
  • Act as the principal laboratory escalation contact for external stakeholders, working closely with the management team to resolve any service issues or complaints in a timely manner
  • Take a proactive approach to Continuous Improvement (CI) within all aspects of the day to day role; striving to improve output and the efficiency of activities carried out across the laboratory
  • Qualifications

  • Confident leader who leads by example and able to operate within the company’s core values of Customer focus, Quality, Competence & Team Spirit and Integrity
  • Ability to carry out all people management aspects of the role
  • Previous experience of working within a high throughput highly regulated laboratory setting is beneficial
  • Previous experience of working within a clinical diagnostic laboratory would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge in Health and Safety regulations are beneficial
  • Experience in UKAS/GMP lab is beneficial
  • Customer focused with a strong drive for delivering results
  • Strong decision maker and communicator at all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of PCR analysis is essential
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and mentor others.
  • Ability to motivate and direct a team, with proven planning and organisation skills.
  • Shows resilience and tenacity in a high throughput laboratory with very quickly changing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail is essential to instil a right-first-time team philosophy.
  • Excellent time management skills require
  • Additional Information

    What Happens Next.
    Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team in the form of an assessment centre or a staged interview process dependent on the role and it's requirements, this will give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths. 
    Your data 
    As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
    Closing Date
    We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.
    Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. 


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