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 nwood@ckscience.co.uk, quoting job ref 48515.

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

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