Job - LABORATORIES MANAGER
LABORATORIES MANAGER
Food Processing, Harare, Zimbabwe

A leading food industry company is looking for a Laboratories Manager who will be responsible for managing two laboratories and running all lab tests within test documented turn-around time & quality standards. The ideal candidate must hold a BSc Honours degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences or equivalent from a recognized institution. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals.

Position Published
13 Nov 2019
Position Updated
14 Nov 2019
Applications Suspended
80 Applications
Talent Search
Completed
Shortlist Completed
6 Shortlisted
Interviews In Progress
3 Interviewed
Job Offer Pending
85% Complete
85%
13 Nov
24809
Applications Suspended
Search Completed
Shortlist Completed
Interviews In Progress
Job Offer Pending
80 Applications
6 Candidates Shortlisted
3 Candidates Interviewed
85% Complete
Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
General manager
Supervision Of
Subordinate Staff
Interacts With
All levels of staff, suppliers
Job Description
Maintains laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Monitors and ensures laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustment.
Maintains quality results by participating in the quality assurance program; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in procedures; generating reports; maintaining records. Ensures the implementation of the ISO17025 management system in laboratory activities.
Identification and management of risks to laboratory processes.
Ensuring that safety standards and practices are enforced.
Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals;
Participates in the recruitment, selection and induction of laboratory staff
Fulfills all operational requirements by scheduling and assigning duties employees and following up on work results.
Maintains laboratory staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results and training.
Prepares annual laboratory budget, investigates and explains variances in expenditure against approved budget and takes corrective action.
Ensures services provided by the Laboratory are correctly charged out where necessary
Resolves problems by consulting with relevant stakeholders.
Ensures services provided by the Laboratory are correctly charged out where necessary
Candidate Specification
Experience
5 years
Education Level
Degree
Qualifications
BS Honours degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences or equivalent from a recognized institution. / ISO17025 Development and Implementation.
Software
MS Office
Equipment
Laboratory equipment / PC / Laptop
Knowledge Of
Testing protocols in Microbiology, Serology, and Molecular biology
Skills To
Analyse and report writing
Ability To
Lead, live and operationalise the company Values and Team Behaviours
Personality
Sharp / Alert / Analytical
Other
Preparing the laboratories annual budget & running an analysis of monthly costings
Organisation
Industry
Food Processing
Culture
Professional
Gender Profile
Mixed
Age Profile
Between 30 and 45 years of age
Terms And Conditions
Employment
Permanent
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe
Remuneration
Negotiable
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