Laboratory Team Leader
Laboratory Team Leader- Offaly. Core Purpose: The Laboratory Lead advances the capability of our clients Laboratory Services through networking with outside laboratories, method development and documentation, purchase of new lab instrumentation, customer relationship management and business development. Core Responsibilities: Recognized as internal expert / trainer in at least one area of testing. Understand limitations of instruments & methods - work with lab customers to understand. level of precision required and capability to meet customer need. Improve methods and method repeatability through statistical analysis. Independently develop testing protocols, applying known methods/techniques to solve problems. Chemical and polymer analysis to understand raw materials and competitive products. Provide analytical support for manufacturing to resolve claims or production issues. Work with product development teams in the analysis and development of new products. Advance the capability of the lab - document proposals (scope, plan, cost, relevance. Evaluation and purchase of new lab instrumentation. Method development (literature review, research & statistical validation. Understanding and leveraging expertise of partner labs. Technical team leader. Review and approve testing reports done by lab technicians and engineers. Identify gaps in lab capability. Mentor junior laboratory technicians. Identify training needs and provide on-going performance feedback to department Manager. Participate in staff interviews, hiring and onboarding. Recognize and drive business development opportunities. arrange and undertake client visits. attend trade shows. Responsible for conducting the Management Review meeting and documenting and reporting on the management review meeting. Qualifications & Experience: Graduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry or related field with 3+ years of experience. BS in chemistry, engineering or related field 8+ years of laboratory / testing experience. Proficient with statistical tools such as Gage R&R. Proficient in polymer materials, processing and packaging terminology. Strong Management skills such as leadership, communication, problem solving, planning, employee development and decision making. Role specific Experience: Strong business acumen with the ability to work on own initiative. Metric driven and accountable for results. Ability to forge strong working relationships internally & externally crucial. Ability to communicate with a wide range of contacts from corporate to manufacturing employees – both oral and written. Drives a high performing culture and Continuous Improvement. Adapts a flexible approach. Excellent Communicator, who is customer orientated.
30 days ago