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Laboratory Director - Food Testing

Kelly Services
Fresno, CA 93744
Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Laboratory Director to oversee laboratory operations which focuses on testing of food/dietary in Fresno, California; inclusive of P&L management, talent and organizational management, business continuity, and delivery of laboratory services in line with client needs and business strategy.

The holder of this position will be expected to be accountable for the successful performance of multiple laboratory and administrative work functions for the assigned laboratory site(s).

Ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the food & beverage, and/or dietary supplement testing sectors.

Candidate must have successful experience managing large laboratory/laboratories (+50 personnel, +75 personnel preferred).

Candidate must be able to be onsite in the Fresno, California laboratory.


+ Responsible for overall laboratory operations with attention to consistent compliance policies, procedures, and business practices. Operational oversight will include facility and administrative support functions as needed and may include more than one site location.

+ Ensure the delivery of accurate and on-time laboratory testing results and/or other value-added services for all clients.

+ Participate in the formation and execution of strategic initiatives that strengthen/expand the business. Facilitates the site staffs ability to deliver on established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and strategic initiatives.

+ Create and maintain a wide range of key business processes that support scientific and service integrity, business continuity, and revenue growth. Foster a culture of individual and collective accountability.

+ Create and sustain productive relationships with clients, co-workers, and executive leadership. A collaborative and solutions-oriented approach is expected.

+ Identify, develop, implement, and sustain continuous improvement activities to ensure cost-effective operations, improved market competitiveness, and on-going employee well-being. Champion and drive the major projects for their site.

+ Hire, retain, and develop a productive and engaged team of employees. Develop succession plans for key positions.

+ Maintain knowledge in areas of scientific and regulatory interest to the food/supplement/personal care products industries. Understand relevant current and proposed regulations for their potential impact to the business opportunities.

+ Support core commercial and business development initiatives that strengthen internal and external client partnerships. Will participate in client account or program management activities as required.

+ Will promote the proper discovery activities with new and prospective clients to ensure efficient on-boarding of their testing requirements.

+ Maintain affiliations with relevant scientific, regulatory, and industry organizations, particularly those with a focus on testing of food and dietary supplements.

+ Lead staff in understanding and actualizing the Mission, Vision, and Values.


1. Advanced understanding of laboratory operations related to food/dietary testing, ideally in a contract testing lab with diverse technical and administrative work functions. The candidate must have strong competencies in P&L management, on-time delivery of client requests, and staff development.

2. Must have 7 to 10 years of experience in laboratory testing (chemistry and/or microbiology).

3. Must have 5 to 7 years of experience managing a staff of 50+ people.

4. Must have a thorough knowledge in the application of regulatory (FDA, USDA) and quality (ISO 17025, GMP) systems and procedures.

5. The successful candidate will have a proven record of managing growth/change in a laboratory environment.

6. Ability to quickly and accurately understand the testing needs of clients; then translate into practical and efficient actions to be taken by the laboratory staff.

7. Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, prioritizing effectively across shared resources.

8. Ability to travel as needed to client sites or other laboratories.

9. Excellent verbal and written skills.

10. An MBA and/or an advanced degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science or related field is preferred, but not required.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**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: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-11

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