Laboratory Team Leader (London, UK) - (Ref: 1237)

 

Our Client started brewing in early 2010 and has enjoyed great success since. They are now looking for a Lab Team Leader. They will be responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory functions, supporting the Quality Manager and other production functions to ensure that lab activities are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safety, housekeeping and quality standards and procedures are adhered to at all times
  • To comply with all govt. regulations required in food production facilitiesManage lab operations to ensure phys/chem and micro results are available accurately and in good time to meet the demands of the brewing and packaging operations and ultimately for release to sale
  • Understand and execute lab analysis methods and operations as necessary.  This role is expected to assist the Lab Technicians during day to day operations and cover as necessary for both foreseen and unforeseen absence
  • Assist the Quality Manager in recruiting and lead the lab technicians to ensure they have the necessary skills and tools to enable them to do their jobs
  • Lead the Lab team to ensure overtime/time in lieu is kept within acceptable levels whilst ensuring laboratory operations are completed
  • Manage the stock requirements of the lab, ensuring all materials to complete lab activities and quality activities across site are available as needed
  • Work with Production Leads to ensure equipment on the plant is available and calibrated properly to ensure accuracy of results from operator sampling where necessary
  • Monitor the quality of products in all departments over both sites, using data acquired and knowledge and experience in beer quality analysis and methods to assist in decision making to maintain and improve the beer
  • Assist with Quality Systems activities to ensure the integrity of the product and Food Safety standards are met.  Manage the QS demands of the Lab team
  • Deputise for the Quality Manager where required
  • Assist with projects and be an active member of continuous improvement teams as necessary 

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Relevant technical degree (e.g. science, brewing, engineering) and IBD Diploma in Brewing qualification or similar advantageous
  • Working knowledge of lab operations and brewery production
  • Some experience in a Quality Systems or Lab position, preferably within a brewing facility
  • Flexible attitude towards work and be prepared to work various hours and travel as required to support the business needs
  • Excellent Team Player with strong communication skills and ability to speak with confidence
  • Strong leadership skills with some experience in a supervisory or Team Leader position 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. 

For more information, please contact Tricia Tappin at The Carling Partnership

(Tricia.tappin@carlingpartnership.co.uk)

Telephone: + 44 1483 893 100.

 

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