Laboratory Manager

30000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000/annum circa 30k
07 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Laboratory Manager

Salary circa GBP30k


Full Time

Job Purpose

To manage staff and all functions of a busy QA and R&D laboratory by providing the continuation of innovative services within the organisation from research and development to the successful launch and sale of new products.R&D, QA, H&S Systems, whilst also ensuring training records are kept up to date.

Principal Accountabilities

The person will report to the Managing Director. They will have responsibility for and provide day to day hands on management and leadership of work ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and maintain quality standards.
•To provide a full research, development and QA/systems support function to ensure laboratory staff are compliant to this
•Ensure the appropriate policies and procedures are implemented and followed and traceability and record retention is adhered (including QAM Manual).
•Responsible for the smooth and effective transition of products from development to market, including technical support at pre-launch and launch introductions (including approval of pack copy for customers)
•Ability to manage and lead a research and development team, retaining and developing talented individuals and enhancing the direction and growth of the research and development unit.
•To ensure that the testing and analytical programmes are managed to agreed standards and timescales required by the business and there is continuous improvements.
•Responsibility for the creation of training and educational materials which are essential for product introductions and continuous improvement of technical evaluation and product development and process control procedures.
•Work with Manufacturing, Production and Office to ensure all products are adhered to 100 % of specification.
•Audits / standards (Internal and external)
•Improve RFT achievements
•Liaise with external contacts (customers / regulator bodies / suppliers)

Knowledge and Experience

Key attributes:
•A Proven track record in a leadership role within an R&D environment.
•Strong Interpersonal and Influencing Skills
•Excellent organisational skills required
•Team Player
•Capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the business
•Exceptional written and verbal communication with specific attention to detail
•Results orientated, enthusiastic, high energy and driven by excellence
•Ability to build relationships outside the team environment, participating in an advisory capacity within functional teams.
•Strong project management skills, capable of seeing a project through to successful completion, maximizing resource and ensuring best value for money.
•Ability to work effectively and find consensus with other multi-functional teams
•Smart, professional appearance and approach

Knowledge of:
•R&D Technical Management within the Hair/Beauty Care Business
•Demonstrate a comprehensive technical knowledge of the business and a good practical understanding of how beauty/hair care products function.
•Knowledge of Project Management
•Microsoft word, Excel and Project (or equivalent packages)

•Graduate Calibre
•Science/Technical Degree or equivalent qualifications


??A minimum of 3 years' experience within Hair/Beauty Care or a similar controlled industry

??A minimum of 3 years' experience within research and/or product development involving beauty care products

??Minimum of 3 years' experience in maintaining systems and knowledge of process control and QA functions.

If you feel that your skills and experience match the role criteria then please send you cv by return