Business Unit Manager - Eurofins CEI - Cary, NC

Eurofins


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Cary, NC
Contract type: Full time
Eurofins

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The President/Business Unit Manager (BUMa) is responsible for maintaining positive operating margin at the laboratory level and for meeting and exceeding the annual budget. Supervises all laboratory personnel and provides leadership and direction as needed. Responsible for ensuring compliance and integration of facility operation with corporate and regulatory policies and procedures. The Business Unit Manager will serve as a liaison with corporate business partners and will champion Company policies, vision, and mission.

President/Business Unit Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Lead team, schedule, and train employees

·         Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations

·         Ensure coverage and performance

·         Foster morale and teamwork

·         Demonstrates and promotes the company vision

·         Regular attendance and punctuality

·         Manage the technical conduct, quality control, and related record keeping of all analytical evaluations performed

·         Responsible for the supervision, organization, and coordination of all technical activities of personnel within the principles of sound scientific endeavors, business economy, and the professional development of subordinate employees.

·         Provide the necessary planning, organization, direction, and control to meet the goals of the company.

·         Ensure that all pertinent company health, safety, and environmental programs are adhered to and documentation is maintained.

·         Establish and maintain professional business relationships with clients, industry officials, and peers.

·         Assist in the generation of marketing strategies, prepare comprehensive technical work proposals, and maintain an influential position in establishing business expansion plans.

·         Provide input toward the financial growth and development of the company.

·         Coordinate business activities with the Business Unit Managers from the other locations to ensure customer expectations are met without duplication of testing activities.

·         Responsible for the overall operational success of the laboratory, which includes, but is not limited to:  budgeting, making decisions on capital expenses, managing senior staff, attending to major client needs, revenue & profit growth, and cost control. 

·         Oversee daily operations including:  laboratory, quality, logistic, and managerial duties.

·         Represent the laboratory in technical meetings.

·         Participate with the Sales/Marketing team in the preparation and quotation of major technical studies.

·         Propose major investments to company executives.

·         Ensure that the laboratory expenses are on track with the annual budget.

·         Approve major expenses and control the costs of the laboratory within established company guidelines.

·         Analyze monthly laboratory indicators (operating and labor costs, turnaround time, productivity, etc.).

·         Verify that company employment policies and procedures are followed correctly.

·         Perform annual performance reviews for direct reporting personnel.  Coordinate and review annual reviews of other lab personnel.

·         Handle employee relation issues as per company guidelines and with the support of Human Resources.

·         Coordinate the interaction between the different laboratory departments.

·         Understand and follow each Quality System document relevant to employment responsibilities, e.g., methods, SOPs, etc.  Propose changes to documents and approve documents when required

·         Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

·         Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)

·         MS or PhD preferred

 

Experience:

·         At least 10 years of supervisory experience

·         At least 10 years professional experience in laboratory operations with a minimum of 5 years of laboratory operations or large/multi-department/team leadership with profit/loss accountability - $5M+ Net Sales or equivalent size operation.  Demonstrated success in improving operational, profit, quality and safety performance.

 

·         Familiarity with laboratory operations and services

·         Familiarity with EPA, DOT, OSHA, and DOL regulations

·         Excellent verbal and written skills

·         Strong customer relations skills

·         Ability to manage a business at a profit/loss responsibility level

·         Ability to control operating budgets

·         Ability to develop and enforce policies and operating practices

·         Ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities

·         Ability to successfully handle contract and other negotiations

·         Strong decision-making abilities

·         Problem-solving abilities

Additional Information

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

 

EVOLUTION:

In a fast growing group, successful leaders are frequently being offered increased areas of responsibility (subject to geographic mobility).

Eurofins offers international opportunities to strong performers.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
 
Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in the US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants may be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.  In addition, certain positions require travel for which vaccination is required in accordance with Eurofins policy.

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