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. In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years. Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing-Columbia has delivered expert scientific support to companies working to improve human and animal health. As a member of the Eurofins BPT Columbia team, you will work alongside respected technical experts dedicated to scientific excellence in a process driven regulatory compliant environment.
Job Description The Team Leader has an overall responsibility for providing technical leadership and laboratory/project organization for assigned staff. Performs a dual role by working "hands-on" in the laboratory and responsible for more complex experimentation and training, while functioning as a supervisor in the laboratory. Responsibilities include:
Performs the essential job functions of primary position (e.g. Chemist, Staff Scientist, etc.).
Responsible for management of the day-to-day laboratory activities. Identifies and recommends training needs and mentors staff members. Provides technical laboratory oversight and serves as technical resource for the division and clients. Leads analyses in the laboratory, based on expertise.
Provides staff supervisory functions in areas of hiring, titling, discipline and retention. Monitors and takes appropriate action on employee performance (rewards or corrective action). Works with employees to ensure greatest success and performance.
Manages resources (facilities, equipment, and staff) necessary to complete projects and studies according to Eurofins and client needs. Works with other leaders and directors to ensure timely execution and completion of projects and studies.
Guides multiple projects and studies through workflow, taking into consideration varying deadlines. Ensures and takes ownership of all quality issues and goals.
Provides or arranges appropriate training for staff including, but not limited to, orientation of new or transferring staff, staff being reassigned to new areas of responsibility, etc. Ensures training is sufficient to provide for high quality, efficient, and timely completion of projects and studies.
Develops implements, evaluates, and modifies services to meet client and staff development needs. Seeks out solutions and resources to meet identified needs. Exercises independent judgment to implement plans for operations. Develops or optimizes processes and procedures to lead to more efficient workflow and higher quality data in the laboratory.
Directs and administers assigned functions to ensure high quality, cost effective services, which meet or surpass all regulatory standards. Maintains and guides implementation of organizational policies and procedures in compliance with state, federal, and other regulatory guidelines.
Responsible for the investigation of employee and client concerns. Identifies root cause and develops corrective action plan. Prepares necessary and/or required reports according to standard operating procedures and guidelines.
Serves as leader and mentor to assigned staff. Communicates readily and clearly, maintains an open-door policy and works to enhance employee morale.
Communicates clearly and effectively with clients and Eurofins staff and leadership.
Evaluates actual project time and material estimates to ensure projects are completed according to client and Eurofins guidelines, including financial, and when necessary, takes appropriate corrective action.
Provides assistance to marketing, sales, and business development relating to area of responsibility.
Works collaboratively with program management, business development, director and senior management to respond to requests for proposals.
Represents group and Eurofins at selected conferences, meetings and workshops.
May lead complex analyses in the laboratory.
Ensures laboratory area meets regulatory, resource and safety requirements.
Performs other related duties as required and directed.
The ideal candidate would possess:
Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
Excels at operating in a fast pace, community environment.
Excellent people manager, open to direction and a collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done.
Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
Persuasive with details and facts.
Delegates responsibility effectively.
High comfort level working in a diverse environment.
Same as basic requirements of scientific positions.
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship.
Additional Information Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Columbia, MO are encouraged to apply. As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and PTO, and dental and vision options. To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com. Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.