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Director/VP Chemistry Operations in San Antonio at PointOne Recruiting Solutions

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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    San Antonio
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Job Description

Our client, a food safety/testing provider is actively growing their chemistry testing capabilities within our existing laboratories and adding chemistry capabilities. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that brings Food Chemistry testing expertise and management experience to help guide our growth. Some of the duties this position will oversee and direct include: operational planning how to better serve our customers for existing and new business, direct the development and implementation strategies for new methods needed to expand the business, help grow the technical staff within our chemistry laboratories, and develop business metrics necessary to effectively run the business.

Essential Responsibilities

•         Oversee food laboratory operations within the Chemistry division.  Hands on responsibilities in the lab including training/mentoring staff.  30 people in lab consists of a lab manager, 3 supervisors and technicians.  Indirect responsibility for (4) satellite labs with an additional 20 employees.

•         Meet or exceed revenue and operating margin goals developed by the company

•         Developing new food testing methods

•         Ensure customer satisfaction

•         Vendor interactions to determine efficiencies, equipment needs and cutting edge supply approaches

•         Establish programs to ensure new methods are incorporated to meet customer needs

•         Ensure up to date Quality and Operational Manuals are maintained for the division.

•         Determine services to be offered with method, pricing, requirements, and turn-around-time

•         Ensure Laboratories follow Safety Programs

•         Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements including documentation and records maintenance

•         Provide guidance to laboratory management in inventory and equipment maintenance

•         Ensure personnel management within this division is properly managed to include selection of qualified staff, performance management, development, and compensation

•         Manage customer relations and satisfaction in concert with customer support, consulting team, and sales

•         Financial planning, manage to expense budgets, and meet quarterly revenue and operating margin targets

•         Assist in sales and marketing of Chemistry Services

•         Provide oversight and guidance so that laboratories are maintained in a neat and orderly manner.

•         Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner

•         Share information in an open and timely manner

•         Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area

•         Responsible for the completion of required training

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has supervisory responsibilities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Requirements


•         Masters Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Science or similar analytical degree.  PhD, a plus

•         Analytical chemistry experience

•         Experience managing a lab

•         People centric/strong communication skills

•         Entrepreneurial business acumen

•         People management and development experience

•         Respectful/role model/professional


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