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Director of Lab Operations (6063)
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Director of Lab Operations (6063)

Job Description


Director of Lab Operations (6063)

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The Director of Operations is responsible for all laboratory operation at the facility, in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures, applicable sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, with emphasis on Good Manufacturing Practices, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment, and applicable policies, procedures and quality initiatives. The Director, Operations plans and directs activities of the serological screening and NAT pooling/testing laboratories by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers and supervisors.

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs programs for the testing of and contract centers source, and recovered, plasma
  • Ensures that systems are in place to assure product quality
  • Establishes and oversees quality control functions to insure accuracy and appropriate product and sample testing is performed, completed, and reported in a timely manner. Reviews testing, quality control, and other operational reports to ensure that quality standards, efficiency, and schedules are met
  • Establish and implement laboratory training programs, which assess knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as job performance and competency
  • Participates in the annual budgeting process and operates the laboratory within budgetary guidelines
  • Evaluates laboratory systems, processes, procedures and equipment as they relate to operating efficiency, effectiveness and regulatory compliance
  • Negotiates with outside vendors to ensure appropriate volume discounts, unit pricing, product quality and suitability, and service
  • Provides technical direction and expertise to new Baxter-BioLife projects or product lines requiring laboratory support and evaluation
  • Advise management, quality assurance, regulatory, and technical personnel of laboratory activities
  • Prepares reports and technical papers
  • Participate in operational excellence initiatives and projects to drive a culture of continuous improvement to achieve site operational excellence and BioScience Operating System (BOS) goals (including but not limited to 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen and Developing Defect Free Processes)
  • Provides leadership in problem identification, investigation, and resolution
  • Directly supervises laboratory operations managers, oversees supervision of general laboratory supervisor, area coordinators, and laboratory staff
  • Interviews, hires, and oversees performance of laboratory staff
  • Ensures that proper training is received and documented
  • Laboratory procedures are reviewed to provide correct and timely distribution
  • Document control SOPs are followed
  • Annual review of SOPs is performed and changes are implemented in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage a departmental budget

Job Requirements


Director of Lab Operations (6063)

  • Employee Type: Full Time
  • Minimum Experience Required: 5 years
  • Compensation: Competitive salary, relocation and benefits
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university in a biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab science, or medical technology)
  • Familiarity with regulated disciplines in a laboratory setting or a pharmaceutical manufacturing/industry environment
  • Five to seven years experience in a professional or technical capacity in laboratory services or pharmaceutical manufacturing, including significant exposure to the regulatory requirements affecting that discipline or activity
  • 8-10 years management experience required




Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience 5 to 10 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation Yes
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Up to 50%
Job ID 6063
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