Life Sciences Laboratory Business Director


Life Sciences Laboratory Business Director – Analytical Testing Services

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Location: Fairfield, New Jersey

Chronos Consulting is part of the Coberon Chronos Group, an award winning global leader in permanent and temporary staffing, RPO and business process automation solutions for global multinationals. The Group owns and operates 41 offices worldwide.

Chronos Consulting’s client is a global Life Sciences Services organization that provides analytical, bioanalytical, and clinical trial testing. They offer a wide-range of services to the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and healthcare-related industries. 

We are seeking a  Laboratory Business Director to oversee day-to-day operations  in Fairfield, New Jersey, with overall responsibility for P&L, client development, revenue generation, project management, and service excellence. You are experienced in a laboratory testing environment and possess refined change management and leadership skills.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President - North America, you will:

Maintain overall accountability of the laboratory facility, including P&L, operations, project management, change management, and supporting customer and employee growth and development

Deliver product test data to achieve client satisfaction by maintaining production and specified turnaround targets

Motivate and oversee various teams of scientists and QA personnel for optimum results (laboratory headcount is 70, with 4-6 direct reports)

Monitor production of each department and ensure optimum staff levels/shifts to achieve standards for productions, quality, and financial performance

Report weekly projection status, maintain production targets, and take proactive measures to sustain those targets

Meet with customers to determine opportunities, promoting the image, capability, and integrity of the company to clients

Ensure services are performed in accord with federal and local regulations

Accountable for Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) of personnel and ensure safe work habits and clean working environment

The Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required (MBA or PhD and PMP desired), coupled with 10+ years of previous management experience in a service related laboratory environment

Strong leadership skills and experience in managing technical teams and ensuring accountability

Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment 

Experience with turnaround projects and/or facilities

Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, the ability to coordinate and motivate a team towards a common goal

Proven track record of the ability to build trust and credibility within the organization