Laboratory Shift Manager


  • Maintain safety systems within the Laboratory.
  • Lead and motivate a multi-skilled Laboratory team and ensure the efficient delivery of all Laboratory activities to schedule.
  • Ensure that all ingredients, finished products and intermediate products are tested and released in accordance with procedures.
  • Implementation of KORE to ensure compliance with the policies, procedures, and practices
  • Ensure compliance to ISO 17025 Laboratory Management Systems.
  • Implementation and management of Laboratory GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements.
  • Management of the Laboratory Training requirements and Corrective Action Program.
  • Embed operational excellence and a continuous improvement culture within the laboratory to deliver improvements through lean principles and systems.
  • Ensure processes and equipment validation are carried out in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Management of the Internal/ external audit program, liaising with corporate and external registrars/governmental agencies
  • Development of associate competencies/skills ensuring the highest levels of engagement and team capability.
  • Develop and implement Performance Development plans for associates.
  • Provide support to plant wide improvement activities and lean initiatives.
  • Participate in local, regional and global distributed work teams as required.
  • Management of the Laboratory consumable and Equipment VMI.


  • A Degree in either Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related Life Science discipline
  • Minimum 5 years Laboratory or QA industrial experience
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC  17025 : 2017 requirements
  • Supervisory experience an advantage
  • Qualification in Continuous Improvement is desireable
  • Proven ability to work with SAP enterprise system
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting demands and to prioritise accordingly
  • Flexible and able to travel at short notice
  • Experience in testing and release of ingredients and final products

Your Recruitment Consultant is Sean Winstanley

Sean Winstanley
Sean joined Arcon Recruitment in early 2018 as our Specialist Technical Recruiter. Originally from the UK, now settled in Ballaghadrereen, Sean brings a wealth of recruitment experience in the IT / Technical arena. Sean has developed excellent skills account managing international, high profile clients solving their recruitment dilemmas.