Laboratory Manager (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting Role with Dynamic Multinational Testing & Inspection Company
  • Play a Pivotal Role with New Laboratory Start-Up
  • Brand new Facilities and Friendly Work Environment



Our client is a unique, dynamic and growing multinational third-party provider of inspection, verification, certification and testing services with over 300 offices and employing 16,000 staff globally. To service growing export demand, the company is setting up a brand new Food Testing Laboratory designed to value-add local and international clients.

The company prides itself in its ability to provide independent, fair, accurate and efficient services promoting international trade. For employees, our client offers an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing internationally recognised business with career progression, and a supportive, friendly, and professional work environment.



In Australia, our client is a dynamic growing business servicing the Australian Food Manufacturing Export market. The development of this Melbourne based, Food Testing Laboratory, is a further step to provide value to both the industry and the consumer in China.

Reporting to the General Manager, as the Laboratory Manager, you will be directly responsible for ensuring that the financial, operational and service objectives are met to support the vision & strategic plans of the business.

Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • Set up of an operational food testing Laboratory, including:
  • Oversee implementation and validation of methods.
  • Oversee implementation of LIMS or similar data management system.
  • Achieve relevant operating accreditations.
  • Ensuring the service delivery meets or exceeds customer requirements.
  • Reviewing, developing and introducing systems, practices and cultural changes that enables the laboratory to better meet business demands within agreed timeframes and expected quality standards.
  • Ensuring the business unit performs within budget or achieves financial goals.
  • Ensuring compliance to all GLP, Quality and EH&S systems.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new business analysis initiatives to meet company business goals and objectives.



To be successful in your application, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Tertiary degree or higher in a Scientific discipline such as Chemistry.
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience within a Commercial or Factory Laboratory environment
  • Strong experience in Leadership and Performance Management
  • Experience in developing detailed budget and business plans
  • Proven track record in setting up a new laboratory
  • Experience and knowledge in the applications of GLP and Quality Systems (ISO 17025)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (oral, written & listening)
  • Computer skills including LIMS
  • Australian driver’s license



To apply for this role, please submit a targeted resume accompanied by a Letter of Application addressing the above selection criteria by using the “Apply Now” button below. To have a strictly confidential discussion about this role, please call our team on 03 9516 0100 during office hours, or Helen on 0438 620 434, after hours.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. As we receive a large number of applications every day, we can only contact short-listed candidates. If you do not receive a call from our Recruiters, then your details will remain in our database for future suitable roles.