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Receptionist - Harlow, England United Kingdom,  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 08 June 2017

Project Description


For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking an experienced Receptionist for our Corporate site located in Harlow.

The Receptionist will be responsible for meeting and greeting visitors in a professional manner, providing them with safety information and issuing visitor/contractor badges and site access passes as appropriate. Answering calls to the switchboard; forwarding calls as appropriate, taking accurate messages and filtering calls as necessary. Managing the booking of meeting rooms, including the use of absent managers  offices. Researching and booking cost effective travel as well as generating travel itineraries. Arrange both on and off site meetings for colleagues and clients. Maintaining central Driving for Work & vehicle registration document records

The following are minimum requirements related to the Receptionist position.

  • Substantial experience in working as a Receptionist in a professional/ industrial/commercial environment
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Outlook; Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Use of switchboard
  • Clear speaking voice; well-presented
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Approachable and confident; able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.0

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients  clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities.0Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.0

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


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