Eurofins

  • Altrincham
We are the world leader in food and environmental testing, offering an exciting opportunity as a Operations Manager - Product testing to join our expanding team based in Manchester and be part of our growing business.



The Role


To drive continuous improvement of the ASM teams.
Focus on efficiency and processing flow of the team as well as identifying and replicating best practices operationally.
To perform ASM duties for the toy category (and other that are required), including discussing hazards with clients, recommending the relevant tests, assessing and reporting results.




Main duties:


Drive continuous improvement across processing of samples and reports, both in terms of quality and efficiency.
Build strong relationships with the relevant Interco partners and together look for ways to optimise processes.
Use your knowledge and experience to promote Eurofins to our customers through training sessions, fairs and other marketing channels.
Look for improvements in efficiency and flow of the team by improving communication and cross training, where needed, to assist in the attainment of TAT goals.
Create best practise procedures and SOP’s and work with the Technical Manager to ensure technical accuracy, initially within the toys sector but also over time to incorporate Cosmetics and Detergents.
To perform Analytical Service Manager duties for the toy sector and ensure cover of the other ASM sectors.
Assist in application of the Europortal LIMS system to book in, track and report work.
Develop in-depth knowledge of Eurofins Manchester Quality Manual in order to ensure compliance at all times with the policies, procedures and associated documents which are referred to in the manual.
To assist through operating best practice in order to meet the requirements of the UKAS accreditation for EN 17020 and EN 17025 standards, be deputy Quality Manager when the Quality Manager is absent. Assist in the evaluation of new tests to add to our schedule in order to further the development of the UK operation by providing feedback for cost benefit analysis.
Continually look for solutions for customers, internal processes and business growth.
Provide a high level of internal and external customer care.
Be flexible in approach and be ready to take learning opportunities when presented.
Responsible for ensuring that UK health and safety legislation is maintained and helping to ensure that the working environment is kept in a clean and tidy manner with due attention to the careful maintenance of all laboratory fittings and equipment.
To partake in any developmental training as required in compliance with the Company Standard.
Responsible for promoting a professional image of the Company and for complying with the Company's Equal Opportunities and Harassment Policies at all times, including work related events which take place outside normal working hours.
Comply with all relevant Health, Safety and Security Regulations.
Read and comply with Company rules, procedures, agreements and any notices displayed by the Company throughout your location.




What We Are Looking For

Alongside qualifications and experience, we look for people who believe in what we believe in. People who enjoy coming to work each day and being part of a team who provide "results that matter" in establishing the safety, composition, authenticity and origin of our food and water.



Essential:


In-depth knowledge of tests and requirements in Toys
Good customer care skills
Willingness to learn new areas
Enthusiasm, energy and a driven outlook.
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to look for solutions to problems
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience coordinating Health and Safety functions
Science or Business Degree or at least 5 years industrial experience.




Desirable:


Specific knowledge of cosmetics, detergents and/or toys
Experience of working in laboratory accredited to ISO17025 and ISO17020
Experience of LIMS systems.




About Us

Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories with over EUR 3 billion annual sales and over 30,000 employees with a network of 400 laboratories in 42 countries.

Eurofins has a network of 16 sites in the UK and the Group provides an unparalleled range of over 150,000 reliable and validated analytical methods and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer product industries, and to governments.



What Happens Next

Our people in our labs 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 a selection day, where you get the chance to see what working for Eurofins is really like. This will give us the opportunity to see if you believe in what we believe in and if your individuality, will make our team great.



Closing Date

This position will be advertised until close of business Monday 30 April 2018 . Please note, 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.