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  • DUBLIN 2
  • Job reference number:15438772
  • Client ID:RI/AM16552
  • Posted on:12-APR-2019
  • Location:MAYO
  • Job type:PERMANENT



• The key priorities of this role involve leading and motivating a multi-skilled Laboratory team while ensuring that all QA Laboratory requirements are delivered for the plant.
• The Laboratory Shift Manager is a key member of the wider management team and plays a very important role in the development and implementation of Quality Assurance and Food Safety strategies for the site.•

Core Responsibilities:
• Maintain safety systems within the Laboratory.
• Lead and motivate a multi-skilled Laboratory team and ensure the efficient delivery of all Laboratory activities to schedule.
• Ensure that all ingredients, finished products and intermediate products are tested and released in accordance with procedures.
• Ensure compliance with the policies, procedures, and practices of company
• Ensure compliance to ISO 17025 Laboratory Management Systems.
• Implementation and management of Laboratory GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements.
• Management of the Laboratory Training requirements and Corrective Action Program.
• Embed operational excellence and a continuous improvement culture within the laboratory to deliver improvements through lean principles and systems.
• Ensure processes and equipment validation are carried out in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
• Management of the internal/ external audit program, liaising with corporate and external registrars/governmental agencies
• Development of associate competencies/skills ensuring the highest levels of engagement and team capability.
• Develop and implement Performance Development plans for associates.
• Provide support to plant wide improvement activities and lean initiatives.
• Participate in local, regional and global distributed work teams as required.
• Management of the Laboratory consumable and Equipment VMI.

Supervisory responsibilities:

• Manage a team of Laboratory Associates
• Involved in recruitment, performance enablement, coaching, individual development and team leadership for Laboratory Associates

Qualifications and experience sought:
• A Degree in either Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related Life Science discipline
Minimum 5 years' Laboratory or QA industrial experience
• Familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025 : 2017 requirements
• Supervisory experience an advantage
• Qualification in Continuous Improvement is desireable
• Analytical decision making and problem solving skills
• Ability to manage multiple conflicting demands and to prioritise accordingly
• Flexible and able to travel at short notice
• Experience in testing and release of ingredients and final products

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