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Director of Analytical Services and QC

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Job Description:

Directing the activities of Analytical Services staff including Manager(s), Sr. Scientist(s), Scientist(s), Associate Scientist(s), Scientist Assistant(s) and QC Scientist(s)
Providing/coordinating laboratory testing services (internal and external) in support of the research, product development and quality control requirements of the company
Ensuring that the laboratory is in compliance with all applicable regulations, good laboratory practices (GLPs), current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) and all safety requirements
Providing technical support to internal project teams as it relates to analytical testing and methodology
Approving operating procedures and experimental protocols
Keeping knowledge current on analytical testing and instrumentation, regulations regarding testing and labeling of dietary supplements and foods
Ensuring companys participation in appropriate scientific conferences, trade associations and other scientific task groups and collaborative efforts
Managing the administrative needs of the department including budgets, expense tracking, internal testing costs, cost savings efforts and staff development
This position reports to the Executive Vice President of Research & Development (R&D).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Serve as partner to other functional groups, e.g., Research, Product Development, Quality Assurance, and Operations.
Directs the Analytical Services laboratory in support of new product research and development.
Direct the Analytical Services laboratory testing services in support the quality control requirements of the Operations group, including the needs of outside contract manufacturers and international markets.
Manage development, optimization, verification and validation of new and existing test methods. Review and approve all methodology, protocols and reports.
Works with the Manager(s) to prioritize workload as needed to meet company requirements, maximize resource utilization and minimize turnaround time. Respond as needed to expedited requests for testing.
Manage the analytical testing of all nutritional, household and personal care products stability studies. Ensure maintenance of stability data files.
Ensure that laboratory operations meet all applicable Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements and foods.
Working with the QA and Compliance group, audit contract manufacturer laboratories and outside laboratories as needed to ensure compliance with company requirements and applicable regulations.
Using a hands-on approach, be directly involved in running assays and leading teams by example
Keep knowledge of analytical testing methodologies and equipment current through participation in scientific conferences, seminars and trade shows.
Involve company in appropriate scientific task groups and collaborative studies and other efforts.
Provide analytical guidance and information to product development teams, Legal, Field Communications and other departments as needed.
Develop and manage departmental budget. Account for variances to budget forecasts.
Develop and track metrics to quantify departmental output and associated value.
Interview, hire, train and mentor staff. Assure technical competence of staff.
Contract and manage services of external consultants as needed, oversee contracted work, assess results and make recommendations for future action.
Conduct annual performance reviews and establish ongoing performance goals for staff.
Handle a variety of special projects at the direction of the EVP of R&D, Global Quality and International Regulatory.
Support Legal through substantiation of claims and by providing required technical information.
Other related duties, as required and assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum 10 years experience directing operations of a full-service analytical laboratory
BS degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field; advanced degree preferred.
Demonstrated experience in successfully directing laboratory-based scientific and technical teams
Skilled in the tools of scientific data analysis
Ability to work under strict time pressure
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced work environment
Ability to exercise independent judgment with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
Strong leadership skills
Proven competence in administering and managing budgets
Excellent analytical skills
Effective communication skills
Ability to be a team player

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