1+ months

Lab Director

Kelly Services
Springfield, MO 65806
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Lab Director for a Direct Hire opportunity in Springfield, MO.**

**Job Title:** Lab Director/Quality Des

**Location:** Springfield, MO

**Purpose of the job:**

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

**Main activities:**

+ 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 related technologies through available library resources and peer expertise

+ 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 company policies and standard operating procedures striving for the highest level of quality, customer excellence, safety, and efficiency for existing and new business

+ Ensure exceptional internal and external customer experiences through engagement, attitude, communication and service

+ Participate in strategic conversations with sales team and dedicate time to meet with current and perspective clients to understand customer needs and build trusting relationships

+ Develop deep industry knowledge and play an active role in industry events

+ Provide technical expertise 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

+ Participate in the implementation of internal quality control programs, evaluation of the results and in the establishment of the internal repeatability and reproducibility of standard methods, including participation in internal and external audits

+ Manage, and check randomly and systematically, that the quality system is documented, effective, updated and being understood and adhered to by the staff.

+ Monitor the quality activities and implement the agreed corrective action and evaluate its effectiveness

+ Manage local controlled documents (Manuals, Procedures, Work Instructions, Charts, Guidelines).

+ Cease specific analyses when evidence from the quality system indicated the process is not in control and the quality of the results are compromised as a result of the non-conformances and (b) to restart work and communicate the resumption of work to Corporate Sales and Quality groups. At any time, the incumbent must behave and operate in an ethical and Code of Conduct compliant manner.

**Communication:** The main contacts with whom the position holder is repeatedly in contact with

**Internal Interlocutors:** Employees, other peers and managers within the network within and external to the Operations team. Communication with the leadership team is consistently expected and required.

**External Interlocutors:** Communication with clients is expected and required when issues are escalated to the lab director level. Communication with vendors or suppliers is also expected and required in instances where equipment might need to be acquired, maintained, or fixed.


Profile (required education/qualification and professional background): Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred

**Required skills:**

+ Advanced knowledge of microbiology and/or chemistry in addition to food science obtained from a Bachelor's degree or a Masters degree or equivalent experience

+ A general knowledge of the business disciplines of finance, budgeting, sales, and marketing practices are necessary to gain new business and maintain current customers successfully.

+ Computer skills necessary to track laboratory information and produce documents to support the management function.

+ General knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is needed to review analysis results and correct any discrepancies.

+ Analytical skills are needed to problem solve and fulfill customer's analysis needs.

+ Strong oral and written communication skills are essential to this position for effective customer contact.

+ Customer relation skills are needed to obtain and provide information to the customer.

+ Strong management skills, obtained from previous supervisory experience, are necessary to ensure that the laboratory runs smoothly.

+ Management (Size and characteristics of the team(s)):

+ Oversees one or multiple lab managers depending on lab size

+ Each manager oversees a group of lab supervisors who directly support the technicians and lab staff

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-06-30 Expires: 2021-09-30

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