Laboratory Manager

  • Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
  • REF Number: 00048515
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246 457720
  • Date Published: 14.07.2020
  • Sector: Food, Chemicals
  • Location: Essex, South East
  • Discipline: Analytical Chemistry

CK Science are recruiting for a Laboratory Manager to join an independent family owned chemical company at their site located in Essex on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company: Our client is an independent family owned chemical business that specialises in buying and selling chemicals for the consumer goods sector.

Location: This role is located in Essex and is serviced by a good network of transport links.

Laboratory Manager Role: Your main duties will be:

  • Providing management, support, guidance and development to all members of the QC team, supervising 2 QC analysts and 1 QC technician.
  • Evaluation of pre-shipment samples and stock organoleptically and by colour, using GC (FID & MS), polarimeter, refractometer, density meter, and tintometer for comparison to internal and client standards.
  • Evaluation and positive release of finished goods before dispatch to clients.
  • Participating in weekly odour panel and in occasional tasting panel.
  • Maintaining of company and client product specifications.
  • Providing technical support to staff as requested and Investigating and resolving raw material and blend problems.
  • Maintaining contact with client technical departments in order to assure specification alignment and problem solving when necessary.
  • Compliance with Health & Safety, ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP.
  • Development of new analytical methods when required.

Your Background: The ideal candidate for this role will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A qualification in a scientific subject or general interest in science.
  • Experience working with flavours and fragrances.
  • Strong IT skills, including MS Office, and also ability to use other bespoke software specific to QC function.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, with an outgoing personality.
  • Strong analytical skills and approach to problem solving, including understanding the importance of the commercial element in technical matters.
  • Occasional visits to clients and suppliers (both UK & Overseas).

Apply: For more information or to apply for this Laboratory Manager position, please contact Natalie on 01246 457720 or email, quoting job ref 48515.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.

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