Operations Manager

OPERATIONS MANAGER

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Operations Manager will provide management in several key areas; Lab and Vivarium Management, Procurement and Logistics. 
Provide overall direction for the facility in the areas of safety, regulatory, quality, facilities, capacity planning, overall vivarium and laboratory efficiencies and budgets, sample shipment, inventory management.

The position also entails lab management support such as ordering supplies and equipment, managing the vivarium and adhering to safety regulations.

Responsible for driving results, optimizing productivity, managing vendor relationships, managing vivarium capital assets and fostering positive employee relations. 
Supervision of four-six associates.

Providing strategic direction and justification for capital improvements.

Manage all vivarium resources to optimize profitability to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.

Lead designated global veterinary and/or laboratory animal care program initiatives & strategies. Implement and adhering to all federal, state, local and voluntary accrediting agency animal welfare compliance program regulations, guidelines, and statutes.

Coordinate and maintain a vivarium specific pathogen free (SPF) health monitoring program ensuring and delivering the highest standard possible for our customers

Create a positive work environment that supports continuous improvement, reinforces company philosophy and policies and diverse and inclusive workforce.

Develop the skills and capabilities of both salaried and hourly team members. 

CORE SKILLS REQUIRED:
Strong leadership capabilities

Excellent communication skills and ability to multitask across several areas

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a barrier environment

Strong positive employee relation skills

Project management capabilities

Comprehensive knowledge and experience managing a rodent vivarium is required.

Experience in custom animal model generation and breeding services is preferred.

Strong computer skills are also required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Education: 
Bachelors of Science in Animal Science or related field preferred

Experience: 
Minimum five (5) years in a laboratory animal facility of which three years is supervisory or management experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above.

Experience in database use including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Desired but not required: Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher

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  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: BR4926331110