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Laboratory Manager

Manage and lead the Laboratory Team for a world-leading food business based in Somerset.
  • South West
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Highly competitive
  • Pension & 25 days holiday (+statutory)
  • Food & Drink, Technical
  • 22/16051/7

Our Client:

  • A multinational family-owned food production company originally based in South-West France, and now operating from almost 40 countries worldwide
  • The business behind world-renowned brands, their products are internationally regarded for their exceptional quality standards and innovation capacity
  • They also produce a range of private-label desserts, fruit-conserves, dairy, bakery and free-from products for major UK retailers
  • Their state-of-the-art facility based just outside the beautiful town of Frome, Somerset has allowed them to far exceed both the expectations of their customers and the production capabilities of their competitors
  • Culturally they believe in people above all else, and their continued success is owed to the focus on developing and empowering all individuals within the business
  • They are currently in a period of significant growth and investment, and due to internal moves they are now looking for a Laboratory Manager to join the team on a permanent basis


The role:

  • We are looking for a driven Laboratory Manager to oversee an industrial food production laboratory, with responsibility for monitoring team performance and targets and manage all laboratory testing activities
  • In role, you will evaluate resources, processes and procedures to identify improvement opportunities both technically and financially
  • You will be responsible for organizing the laboratory, calibrating and maintaining lab equipment, and ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and accreditations
  • You will directly manage the Laboratory staff, including training and performance reviews
  • You will complete laboratory tests as required, and validate and report test data
  • As Laboratory Manager you will also hold responsibility for cost control and financial performance


Ideal candidate:

  • Experience in a microbiological testing laboratory at Laboratory Manager or Supervisor level, with knowledge of Laboratory Management Systems accreditation
  • An interest and understanding of food industry operations and practices
  • A natural ability to lead and motivate teams and deliver outstanding results
  • Comfortable working in a large-scale and fast-paced industrial environment, with a clear improvement mentality
  • Logical and analytical, with excellent communication and organizational skills


Benefits & details:

  • Site-based at the Oldford factory, a modern state-of-the-art facility situated beautifully along the River Frome
  • Salary dependent on experience, plus wider package including pension
  • As Laboratory Manager you will have the opportunity to work for a fast-growing market-leader with a focus on continued investment for their UK operation
  • Strong commitment to training & development, with long service recognition and rewards


Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 22/16051/7. Confidentiality assured.

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Toby Williams
Consumer Recruitment Consultant
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Toby Williams or use the form to apply below.

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Toby Williams
Consumer Recruitment Consultant
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Toby Williams or use the form to apply below.

Apply Now