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Director, Bioanalytical Operations - United States  

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Posted on : 09 April 2017

Project Description

  • Our company is searching for a full-time Director, Bio-analytical Operations.
  • This position will lead the production sample preparation, extraction, sample analysis and scheduling operations in this division.  
  • They will serve as a strategist and implementer to ensure streamlined activities and operations within the organization to meet growing client needs.

Strategist and Implementer 
  • Help to define the operational resource requirements, both people and instruments, to support the fast growing bio-analytical division 
  • Develop and implement an automation strategy to meet 21st century laboratory demand 
  • Serve as an advisor to the Executive Director, gathering input to develop options/ scenario analyses to facilitate effective decision-making 
  • Coordinate/contribute to the execution of strategic initiatives, focused on improving business operations, or policy implementation. 
  • Drive paths of resolution for functional resource conflicts and project issues 
  • Hold teams accountable to a high standard of critical path execution, business discipline and timely delivery 

People management 
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to address staffing needs and resolve issues. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and communication liaison with Human Resources to ensure that staff issues are heard and judiciously addressed. 
  • Develop and implement appropriate metrics to evaluate performance objectively 
  • Team alignment: help to monitor and ensure that the goals of various teams within the research program are aligned towards achieving project priorities and scientific / operational objectives 

Process & Quality Management 
  • Define/refine process strategy, operational milestones project milestones and set/monitor annual performance metrics. 
  • Contribute to budget planning and facilitate allocation of resources to achieve business objectives and client expectations 
  • Proactively monitor and identify at-risk deliverables, transparently communicate issues, and work with stakeholders to identify options and implement mitigation strategies. 
  • Lead Bioanalytical Quality Council and coordinate with quality control team activities with quality assurance to achieve departmental quality objectives

  • Bachelor’s degree in life science or related field is required. MBA preferred.   
  • Must have a minimum of ten years of progressive leadership experience in a CRO, medical device or biologic manufacturing environment 
  • Six Sigma black belt or equivalent preferred 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Financial Management   
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing personnel and major projects or initiatives.   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.   
  • Budget development and oversight experience 
  • Persuasive with details and facts