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Food Analytical Laboratory Manager

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Location: Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Reference: LD9583
Closing Date: 16 Dec 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Negotiable

Job Summary:

Our client, a leading agri-food company are currently recruiting for a Food Analytical Laboratory Manager.


Our client, a leading agri-food company are currently recruiting for a Food Analytical Laboratory Manager.

Role Overview: 

  • Managing the Food Analytical laboratory in order to support routine day to day operations in terms of incoming samples and final release of finished reports
  • The Laboratory manager will work towards obtaining ISO17025 accreditation and its maintainance
  • The Laboratory manager will manage the laboratory budget and strategic planning of resources (personnel and equipment)
  • The laboratory manager will implement processes and procedures to ensure on-time delivery of all testing in compliance with ISO17025, the relevant regulatory guidelines/industry standards and the relevant local and global safety guidelines
  • Manage the Food Analytical Team and support the development and implementation of new test methods required by the business
  • Supervise and support method qualification/ validation activities within the laboratory.
  • Investigating non-conformances
  • Managing INAB and customer audits in the laboratory
  • Contribute to the discussion of results generated with other members of the R&D team and other Departments (i.e. Technical, etc.)

Competencies to perform the role:

  • Proven experience in the ability to develop and validated analytical methods
  • Experience in organising and supervising critical analytical data and work from research staff
  • Experience in working in high- paced and accredited environments
  • Ability to meet deadlines


  • Degree in Chemistry and a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in the industry, including full direct responsibility for a laboratory team
  • Possess a post-graduate degree in Food / Analytical Chemistry or related science
  • Good understanding on modern analytical laboratory techniques ( e.g. HLPC and spectroscopy)
  • Experience in developing and validating methods (ICH, FDA, etc.)
  • Strong experience in method development – in particular in the area of organic chemistry
  • Experience in an ISO17025 accredited environment is a strong plus
  • Experience in the area of analytical testing of environmental samples is a plus

Other Significant Role Requirements: 

  • Comfortable with analysis of data and reporting
  • Computer literacy is essential, including knowledge of reporting systems
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills and a team player
  • Appreciation for compliance and ability to achieve
  • Assertive and independent minded
  • Self-organized, reliable and results-oriented working style, strong communication, fluent in English
  • Familiarity with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMs) would be useful

If you are interested in applying for this role please call Linda on +353 1 2784671 or email 
Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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