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Technical Manager

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description Eurofins 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.

  • Over 50,000 employees worldwide
  • Eurofins recently celebrated 30 years of excellence in bioanalytical testing.
  • The company has grown from 4 employees in a small lab in France to a global network.
  • 800 state-of-the-art laboratories across 41 countries.
  • Eurofins is one of the best performing companies in the world. In three decades, the company has grown more than 3,000 times.
  • Eurofins is now the global market leader in environmental, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics testing as well as in agro-sciences CRO (Contract Research Organization) services. Job Description
    • Assist in formulating and implementing the short and long-range goals for departmental operation; set priorities, assign responsibilities, and establish timetables; project future needs and formulate strategies consistent with projections for adequate personnel, equipment, analysis methods, and facilities to ensure efficient and effective operations
    • Instruct, monitor, troubleshoot and assist in the performance of manual and instrumental analysis. Operate equipment and perform minor instrument repairs; coordinate major instrument repairs with repairperson. Establish and implement procedures to ensure that assigned equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated/standardized, adequate for the testing performed and is maintained in good working order. This includes maintaining equipment operating instructions, manuals, and required logbooks.
    • Modify, develop, validate, write, and edit analysis methods relative to assigned department' maintain fully approved, scientifically sound protocols and written standard methodologies to be used in area of responsibility
    • Review and evaluate test data generated within assigned area of responsibility for technical accuracy as well as SOP and cGMP compliance. Perform and provide basic evaluation of statistical tests to determine the quality accuracy of data and report values.
    • Write and review protocols and reports.
    • Communicate and discuss methods, results and questions with client service personnel and clients; ensure that clients receive good service, accurate results, and fast turnaround time consistent with superior analytical testing.
    • Critically evaluate services offered by area of responsibility; recommend, develop and implement new services, more accurate, efficient and appropriate test procedures, more accurate, efficient or cost effective equipment and more efficient layout of facilities.
    • Help monitor turnaround times to support accurate quotations to clients and to keep , BUMA & or Dir of Ops,(in) informed of deviations from expected normal to include situations where client expectations were not met.
    • Maintain necessary document control including worksheets, logs, and listing of currently used methods with accepted modifications clearly specified, and records of method validation studies.
    • Administer and direct the training of all assigned technical staff on methods, SOPs, regulatory requirements, and local laboratory policies/procedures applicable to area of responsibility. Meet regularly with personnel to ensure that proper information flows in both directions and that personnel adhere to these requirements on an ongoing basis.
    • Evaluate and approve or reject prospective and in-progress non-conformances (as exceptions) to standards (policies, procedures, specifications, etc.); investigate to determine the cause of retrospective non-conformances, determine and implement corrective action; and follow-up to ensure that the corrective action resolved the problem.
    • Participate on external technical committees and attend professional meetings; make technical presentations in conjunction with sales visits and public forums.
    • Remain current on technical, industry, and business advancements and trends as suggested by the Department Leader or BUMa.
    • Monitors progress and status of multiple projects
    • Provides technical/scientific guidance to the Department.
    • Perform data analysis, identifying and leading projets/initiatives that generate improvements in method performance and or efficiencies.
    • Supervise if needed, senior technical staff, interfaces with the other department heads; provides guidance on procedures and/or problems. Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree with major in an appropriate science field. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry preferred.
        • Undergraduate degree with 7-10 years experience
        • Masters degree with 3-7 years experience
        • PhD with 1-4 years experience
        • Prefer experience or coursework in laboratory procedures, data analysis, computer operations, mathematics, and technical/business writing.
        • Experience working in cGLP environment
        • 5 - 7 years of applicable and progressively expanded laboratory experience to include the design and review of projects, and the development and review of new testing protocols. Additional Information
          • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
          • Excellent communication skills.
          • Responsive, independent problem solver and action oriented
          • Recognized expert in assigned scientific area
          • Skilled in performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications
          • Skilled in data interpretation
          • Demonstrated ability for logical thinking, vision, and creativity necessary to function effectively with little structure or supervisionAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Des Moines , Technical Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Des Moines, Iowa

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