Senior Director of Laboratory services

Location: Schnecksville, PA
Department: Azzur Labs, LLC

Job Description

Azzur Labs is seeking a Senior Director of Lab services for the Schnecksville location. This person will be responsible for the overall business results of the laboratory and service area. Core responsibilities include overall site leadership, collaborating with sales and Business Development, and maintaining positive relationships with new and existing clients. Applicants should have diverse experiences in biotech and pharmaceutical laboratory management.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Support the attraction, hiring, development, and retention of skilled resources for the delivery of services.
  • Manage and maintain revenue and profitability, as defined on an annual basis.
  • Manage service execution by providing subject matter expertise, overseeing employee productivity and quality, and providing hands-on support if needed.
  • Responsible for the lab's delivery of high quality by providing subject matter expertise, overseeing quality assurance, and providing hands-on support if needed.
  • Set strategic direction for the lab and manage business risks.

Additional Functions:

  • Leverage and expand industry knowledge and contacts to grow the business
  • Collaborate with Marketing to develop and support Sales initiatives
  • Partner with the sales organization to meet potential clients to build relationships.
  • Collaborate with the other regional offices or functional areas on shared clients and needs (such as multi-site companies/clients, GMP Library, and Audits.
  • Translate new and existing client needs into actionable value-added projects/results.
  • Prepare capability presentations, proposals, and agreements for new and existing clients.
  • Monitor and report the status of projects and key performance indicators as needed.
  • Responsible for timely review and approval of employee time and expenses
  • Responsible for timely review and approval of client and supplier invoices
  • Develop annual forecasts and track and report on progress quarterly

Required Work Experience:

  • 5-7 years in a regulated laboratory environment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical device industries.
  • 5+ years  working in regulatory compliance, testing, or quality within life science organization
  • 3+ years experience in business management, planning, and financial oversight
  • 3+ years experience in personnel management, including hiring, supervision, and evaluation. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Proven and established HLS network in a designated region
  • Prior experience as director/operations manager / or project manager
  • 5+ years of working within a life science Laboratory ( preferably Microbiology)
  • Outstanding people skills
  • Prior sales/customer service experience.

Qualifications
Required Education:

  • BS degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or equivalent technical degree and/or industry experience

Preferred Education:

  • MSc/MA/MBA

Fulltime Employment with Azzur can offer you:

  • Flexible PTO
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • 401(k) match
  • Bonus Eligibility
  • Medical Benefits
  • Paid Holidays

Who we are:

Perks of Working at Azzur:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Competitive 401K plan
  • Flexible Paid Vacation Time
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Training and Mentorship Opportunities
About Azzur
Azzur is a GxP compliance and consulting organization dedicated to providing high quality, expertly backed, assistance that drives life science companies to success.
No matter where you are in the product development lifecycle, Azzur is here to help you start, scale, and sustain your business. From pre-clinical manufacturing to process design and process performance qualification, Azzur Group works hand-in-hand with our customers.

Do What You Love
We are seeking highly motivated individuals who have the desire to learn, are able to adapt to the ever-changing life sciences field, and are flexible to work on various projects while exuding Azzur’s core values: Put Others First, Courage to Take Action, Take Personal Responsibility, and Have Fun!
We aim to serve our clients, create a healthy and fun work environment, and assist with professional growth for each individual through customized career development plans. As a consultant working on multiple cross-functional projects, you will be able to quickly garner a wide range of skills and areas of expertise that will propel your career progression.
If a clear career path forward and a positive, transparent, and fun company culture are something you are looking for in your next role, Azzur is the place for you!
 

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