Laboratory and Quality Manager

This is an amazing opportunity to develop into a professional career and help save the planet by making a positive impact in a ground-breaking business who truly puts safety at the heart of everything we do and has big plans for the future.

Are you a highly-organised laboratory and quality professional with experience of wet chemistry techniques?
Location:
Liverpool
Job Sector:
Operations
Salary:
£40k Plus Pension, BUPA Cash Plan, Life Assurance, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising with service)
Employment Type:
Permanent – Full Time
Hours of Work:
40 per week Monday to Friday
Job Ref:
HKTSJ1809/JR-JW

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Laboratory and Quality Manager
Liverpool, Merseyside
£40,000 Plus Pension, BUPA Medical Cash Plan, Life Assurance, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising with service)

Are you a highly-organised laboratory and quality professional with experience of wet chemistry techniques?

This is an amazing opportunity to develop into a professional career and help save the planet by making a positive impact in a ground-breaking business who truly puts safety at the heart of everything we do and has big plans for the future.

Olleco is on a mission to help protect the planet, working together with thousands of food service businesses, to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by hundreds and thousands of tonnes. We are now looking for an experienced Laboratory and Quality Manager to join our team and help us to continue to do things the right way.

With over 700 colleagues in multiple sites nationwide, we supply premium cooking oils, and collect organic waste, which is then converted into bio-methane, electricity, heat and organic fertiliser.

Within a diverse and inclusive environment, you will have the chance to contribute to our H&S culture and help us maintain our reputation for operational excellence.

As the Laboratory and Quality Manager, you will be a fundamental part of our team, enabling us to continue with our mission to help protect the planet whilst delivering meaningful improvements to our quality and manufacturing performance.

Why join us?

- You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference, help us to become more successful and deliver more benefits to the environment
- We’re growing and so you will be able to develop your own career
- We provide opportunities for you to develop your career and pride ourselves on promoting from within

What do we expect of each other?

- That each of us act like owners of this growing business
- We collaborate to enable the business to be the best it can be – especially when it comes to safety and wellbeing!

A little bit more about the role:

- Responsible for the laboratory and operations staff performing in a safe, environmentally responsible and productive manner
- Prepare and carry out risk assessments for the laboratory
- Be hands on and perform quality tests
- Contribution to continuous improvement initiatives
- Responsible for the testing and calibrating of equipment
- Training Process Operators in the use of basic laboratory equipment
- Liaison with customers, staff and suppliers

Interested?

What are we looking for? As you can imagine, you’ll need a broad range of personal skills to succeed, but we don’t expect you to have everything from the start! We will coach, train and support you, it’s more important that you have the right interpersonal skills and the intelligence to grasp our business and take us forward.

We will be looking for:

- A degree level qualification in chemistry or biology and at least two years’ experience in a laboratory environment (or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience)
- Experience and proficiency in wet chemistry techniques
- An understanding of continuous improvement techniques, such as 5S, Lean, TPM and Six Sigma
- Knowledge of quality management systems, such as ISO 9001
- COSHH knowledge

Experience of CAPEX and OPEX budgets would be beneficial.

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