Analytical Laboratory Manager-Food Science - Kansas City, MO

Job ID:



Kansas City, MO


$100000 - $120000

Date Listed:

Nov 16, 2009

Job Type:

Full Time

Suggested Degree Level: Doctor of Philosophy


General Comments:


Analytical Laboratory Manager-Food Science
Kansas City Missouri
The Laboratory manager will be the Local and Global Lead for Microbiology, NIR, Analytical Chemistry and Food Safety Development for US Division of a worldwide specialty food manufacturer, responsible to ensure that the management of US Laboratory delivers the expected customer support from the analytical, NIR and Microbiology measurements for our supply and R&D teams. They will play a key role on the Global Food Safety team and work within that team to deliver the strategy that will guide new testing methodologies for both the Chemistry and Microbiology area. This role will also have a team of approximately 25-35 lab employees who will in conjunction with the global Analytical and Microbiology teams to carry out studies in specific areas to deliver enhanced capability, to the business and KC Laboratory. This the team will also carry out Internal Audits across the network, develop clean factory design, have owner ship of HACCP direction for the US business and ensure the NIR capability by working with the Global NIR team to implement new methods and equipment across the network, without effecting the day to day support for the Business. This role will also be responsible for v developing and driving the Laboratory strategies to deliver the relevant research capabilities to support the R&D function and for creating a Center of Excellence for Analytical Sciences.
Work with Quality team to implement HACCP in the factories and that analysis is carried out for all relevant business projects.
Work with the Global Food Safety team to develop food safety and hygiene programs and new microbiology methodologies.
Work with VA and Raw material development teams to ensure that the required quality testing is carried out and that any exceptions are dealt with. * Will be key player on global management team in developing new R&D strategies and standards
Microbiological Testing: provides strategic direction and leadership for the Division Microbiological testing program.
Data Transfer: responsibility for ensuring the quality of any technical information, reported by the KC Laboratory.
Auditing/ QM Testing: Designs and oversees the Auditing of the current processes and procedures and Monitors results from External Laboratories ring trials ensuring conformance to standards.
Process Improvements: delivers strategy and framework by which the team can develop methods of improving the sampling and testing of microbiological samples to decrease release time, and improve quality control. Carry out required testing to ensure that these methods are implemented.
Development of Current and New Methodology: drives local and global team to further develop current scientific and new microbiological methodologies both internally and with external suppliers and Universities.

PHD Degree in Analytical Chemistry or Microbiology REQUIRED
5 + years Microbiological Laboratory Management experience
5+ yrs experience with microbiological analyses in food or pharmaceutical industries ie. ICD ,GCMS ,serology
Ability to write detailed scientific Reports to pull data from LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). Demonstrated project management skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Good experimental skills and a familiarity with experimental design and statistical data analysis.
The ability to work directly with and influence individuals at all levels and functions.

Above average salary+ Lucrative annual bonus+ opportunity for career advancement globally



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