Lab Manager

Chicago, Illinois

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The ZRL Manager of Laboratory Operations (GM) is responsible for a ZRL clinical laboratory facility and operation of this laboratory. This oversight is in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and our policies, procedures, and quality initiatives. The GM of Laboratory Operations plans and directs activities of the veterinary laboratories by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers and supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Effective leader for ZRL laboratory, providing management skills and oversight to all laboratory team members. The GM will have approximately 6-10 direct reports.

• Plans, coordinates, and directs programs for the testing of veterinary specimens from our customers.

• Ensures that systems are in place to assure product quality.

• Establishes and oversees quality control functions to ensure accuracy and appropriate product and sample testing is performed, completed, and reported in a timely manner.

• Review 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.

• Provides technical direction and expertise to new 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

• Provides leadership in problem identification, investigation, and resolution.

• Directly supervises laboratory operations managers, oversees supervision of general laboratory supervisors, area coordinators, and all laboratory staff within the assigned hub lab location.

• Works in conjunction with our Quality Assurance Senior Management team in the implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of the laboratory quality systems.

• Interviews, hires, and oversees performance of laboratory staff (or delegates as appropriate).

• Responsible for evaluating or delegating employee annual performance reviews.

• Assess and administer corrective action for poorly performing employees (progressive discipline process).

• Effectively coach all employees he/she is responsible for at location.

Ensures that proper training is received and documented.

• Oversees the document control system to ensure that:

o Laboratory procedures are reviewed to provide correct and timely distribution.

o Document control SOPs are followed.

o Annual review of SOPs is performed, and changes are implemented in a timely manner.

o All procedures related to laboratory equipment are current, have maintenance and quality control steps, and reflect applicable manufacturer operation requirements and guidelines, SOP manuals contain current versions of procedures and manufacturer inserts.

o Obsolete documents are properly removed from use and archived.

• Minimal travel (< 25%) to other laboratory facilities will be required.

• All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

• Minimum 7-10 years of experience in operations management; Immediate preference given to either human or veterinary clinical laboratory operations. Immediate interviews for human clinical laboratory experienced leaders.

• Minimum Degree Required:

o Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university in a biomedical discipline (Chemical, physical, biological, clinical lab science, or medical technology).

o Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA) is highly desired.

• License or Certificate: o MLT (ASCP), CLS, MT (ASCP) or equivalent work experience in a clinical laboratory setting is preferred.

• In depth understanding of clinical laboratory operations highly preferred

• Successful track record leading teams and organizational effectiveness

• Human or veterinary clinical laboratory experience required with an understanding of lab operations

• Consistent exercise of independent judgment

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Attention to detail and organizational skills.

• Ability to manage a departmental budget.

• Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Ability to adapt to changing priorities.

• Walking, standing, observing others performing work assignments.

• Ability to work in an office / production environment.

• Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens requires some work tasks to be performed while wearing gloves.

• The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Full time



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