Analytical Laboratory Manager-Food Science - Kansas City, MO
Suggested Degree Level: Doctor of Philosophy
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
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
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
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
Above average salary+ Lucrative annual bonus+ opportunity for career