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Associate Lab Manager

Your role:


The Associate Lab Manager oversees multiple on-site laboratories that include microbiology, physical testing, and analytical testing for final product release, raw material qualifications, and environmental monitoring. The Associate Lab Manager works as a collaborative team member and leader to establish department goals and objectives to drive business results and a continuous improvement culture. This quality group consists of approximately 100 personnel, including supervisors, scientists, engineers, and technicians, and supports the overall site operations team. Occasionally travel to domestic and international locations.


  • Lead, manage and develop qualified staff to ensure effective execution of tasks, GLP and cGMP compliance, and to attain operational and development goals.
  • Collaborative and motivated team player. Always looking to share and advance best practices.
  • Drive continuous improvement with a focus on reducing lab lead time, developing effective capacity modeling to address future constraints, and improving overall lab efficiencies.
  • Provide sound quality input to change control and CAPA management, SOP development and maintenance, and validation planning and execution (e.g. test methods, equipment, software).
  • Develop and implement standardized metrics that guide actions and promote continuous improvement (e.g. first pass testing).
  • Provide support to Operations, R&D, and Validation (raw materials) groups in troubleshooting and development of lab technologies and continuous improvement programs. Utilize sound statistical based facts to bring value to the customer.
  • Drive process improvements through thorough risk mitigation activities and investigations that utilize effective root cause analysis. Drive successful change initiatives that result in favorable business outcomes
  • Implement and maintain tracking and trending to identify potential out of trend conditions and proactively mitigate.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a scientific/technical discipline.
  • 5+ years’ experience leading in a manufacturing environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in a related field
  • Experience developing organizational vision and supporting goals and objectives, drive change and challenge the status quo in a respectful and professional manner
  • Experience working with customers and internal/external stakeholders from different geographies. Cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • Understanding or experience with ISO & FDA regulations (such as 21 CFR 820, 210 & 211)
  • Black Belt or Green Belt
  • Proven strong leadership skills with ability to motivate, inspire, and build a high performing team. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage in a complex, matrixed, and fast paced environment. Able to triage workload effectively to drive departmental focus.
  • Requisite confidence and experience to drive effective, pragmatic and risk-based decisions.
  • High intellectual horsepower and proven problem solving ability. Good decision maker.


Job Requisition ID:  211812
Location:  Jaffrey
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

Job Segment: Microbiology, Laboratory, CAPA, Manager, Testing, Science, Management, Technology

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