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Business Unit Manager

Eurofins USA

This is a Full-time position in Louisville, KY posted April 8, 2021.

nnEurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable.

From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.nn nnIn over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories.

Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.nn nnIn 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 yearsnn Job Description nn Business Unit Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following : nn nn
• Lead team, schedule, and train employeesnn nn
• Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operationsnn nn
• Ensure coverage and performancenn nn
• Foster morale and teamworknn nn
• Demonstrates and promotes the company visionnn nn
• Regular attendance and punctualitynn nn
• Manage the technical conduct, quality control, and related record keeping of all analytical evaluations performednn nn
• Responsible for the supervision, organization, and coordination of all technical activities of personnel within the principles of sound scientific endeavors, business economy, and the professional development of subordinate employees.nn nn
• Provide the necessary planning, organization, direction, and control to meet the goals of the company.nn nn
• Ensure that all pertinent company health, safety, and environmental programs are adhered to and documentation is maintained.nn nn
• Establish and maintain professional business relationships with clients, industry officials, and peers.nn nn
• Assist in the generation of marketing strategies, prepare comprehensive technical work proposals, and maintain an influential position in establishing business expansion plans.nn nn
• Serve as a member of the Corporate Management team and provide input toward the financial growth and development of the company.nn nn
• Coordinate business activities with the Business Unit Managers from the other locations to ensure customer expectations are met without duplication of testing activities.nn nn
• Responsible for the overall operational success of the laboratory, which includes, but is not limited to: budgeting, making decisions on capital expenses, managing senior staff, attending to major client needs, revenue & profit growth, and cost control.

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• Oversee daily operations including: laboratory, quality, logistic, and managerial duties.nn nn
• Represent the laboratory in technical meetings.nn nn
• Participate with the Sales/Marketing team in the preparation and quotation of major technical studies.nn nn
• Implement the decisions of the executive committee.nn nn
• Propose major investments to company executives.nn nn
• Ensure that the laboratory expenses are on track with the annual budget.nn nn
• Approve major expenses and control the costs of the laboratory within established company guidelines.nn nn
• Analyze monthly laboratory indicators (operating and labor costs, turnaround time, productivity, etc.).nn nn
• Verify that company employment policies and procedures are followed correctly.nn nn
• Perform annual performance reviews for direct reporting personnel.

Coordinate and review annual reviews of other lab personnel.nn nn
• Handle employee relation issues as per company guidelines and with the support of Human Resources.nn nn
• Coordinate the interaction between the different laboratory departments.nn nn
• Understand and follow each Quality System document relevant to employment responsibilities, e.g., methods, SOPs, etc.

Propose changes to documents and approve documents when requirednn nn
• Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient mannernn nn
• Performs other duties as assignednn Qualifications nn The ideal candidate would possess : nn nn
• 5
– 7 years of applicable and progressively expanded laboratory experiencenn nn
• Must be able to work with people, negotiate, analyze problems, and translate company goals into actions necessary to achieve those goals.nn nn
• Strong financial management skills (P&L management & financial analysis)nn nn
• Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skillsnn nn
• Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skillsnn nn
• Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detailnn nn
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitudenn nn
• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policiesnn nnQualificationsnn nn Basic Minimum Qualifications : nn nn
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)nn nn
• MS or PhD preferrednn nn
• At least 5 years of supervisory experiencenn nn
• Ability to understand and analyze financial statementsnn nn
• Ability to lead lab through continuous improvement initiativesnn nn
• Experience in laboratory procedures, data analysis, and computer operationsnn nn
• Experience in technical/business writing, and giving oral presentationsnn nn
• Strong technical and management background requirednn nn
• Must be able to organize and lead laboratory personnel in a manner that reflects corporate goals and objectives and schedule workflow so as to optimize laboratory productivity and client satisfaction in a cost effective mannernn nnAuthorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorshipnn Additional Information nnPosition is full-time, Monday
– Friday 8:00am
– 5:00pm.

Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Louisville, Ky are encouraged to apply.nn Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options Life and disability insurance 401(k) with company match Paid vacation and holidays nn Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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