Laboratory Operations Manager (Chemistry Testing)

Competitive Salary

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Analytical Services

We offer commercial analytical lab chemistry testing for food and drink, including: nutritional and health, microscopy, biochemistry, allergens, chromatography,  packaging, cereals and ingredients, and wines and spirits

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Campden BRI offer commercial analytical lab chemistry testing for food and drink, including: nutritional and health, microscopy, biochemistry, allergens, chromatography, packaging, cereals and ingredients, and wines and spirits. You would be supporting the day-to-day operations of a high volume commercial food & drink testing laboratory!

  • Adherence to and improvement of the Quality Management System and Health & Safety policies
  • Maintain excellent service levels for clients/members
  • Support the Team Managers in efficient resource allocation
  • Manage the equipment and assets of the department
  • Manage costs and support the department in meeting financial metrics


  • Co-ordinating Team Managers and overseeing daily laboratory operations.
  • Improving existing workflows and support in the LIMS upgrade.
  • Leading, developing and supporting Team Managers.
  • Leading and championing quality and health & safety.
  • Reviewing and improving operational efficiency and best practice.
  • Reviewing, highlighting, and supporting business case development on laboratory investment needs.


  • Experience of leading laboratory operations in a large volume commercial laboratory including experience in managing team supervisors.
  • Wide experience of leading people, creating clarity, coaching, and driving performance standards.
  • Understanding of the analytical and quality requirements for the analysis of contaminants and nutritional components.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of Continuous Improvement Principles to deliver operational improvements.
  • Demonstrable experience in change management.
  • Proven competence in managing timely and cost-effective delivery of technical services.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of the needs of the food and related industries would be desirable.
  • Experienced in the implementation of quality/business management systems and the requirements of the ISO 17025 standard.
  • Science-related degree (Chemistry degree would be an advantage).


  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

Additional information:

Please note due to our rural location you must be able to drive and have your own transport.


Working hours- Monday-Friday 8.45am-5.15pm (4.30pm finish on Fridays).


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