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Company: Covance
Location: Geneva, GE, Switzerland
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

Our team is looking to add a Manager of Laboratory Operations to our growing team. Please see a list of responsibilities below: (May be included but not limited to)


Managerial and Leadership duties and responsibilities:

  •  Provides managerial leadership to the local department staff.
  •  Communicates the goals and strategy of CCLS, the lab and the department.
  •  Manages all day to day delivery of testing services.
  •  Ensures testing quality and on time delivery of testing services.
  •  Ensures that an adequate number of trained and competent staff is available to match the workload requirements of the department.
  •  Responsible for ensuring client satisfaction.
  •  Responsible for approving thorough and timely investigations and CAPA plans developed by the Quality Issue Owner, and accountable for the associated action implementation and effectiveness check activities for nonconformities.


  •  Manages all day to day production operations of the local department.
  •  Manages all non-production activities and obligations of the local department.
  •  Provides support, as required, to the local department leader (director or associate director) and assists in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities.
  •  Participates in and supports client visits, audits and inquiries to ensure complete fulfillment of requests and interests.

 Performance Monitoring and Evaluation:

  •  Ensures quality and timely delivery of both production and non-production activities.
  •  Monitors and reports performance and results against targets and global standards.
  •  Ensures regulatory compliance within the local department * Excluding technical review.
  •  Coordinates departmental activities in support of other functional areas.
  •  Coordinates departmental activities with Global Laboratory Support Services.
  •  Assists director in the establishment of globally consistent production standards.
  •  Ensures on time delivery of performance reports (PT, QC/PM, Internal and External QC) and responses to inquiries from other functional areas.
  •  Participates in client visits, audits and inquiries; ensures complete fulfillment of requests and audit findings.
  •  Supports Six Sigma and other process improvement initiatives.



  • Recruits, trains, develops and retains sufficient supervisory resources for the effective oversight of the local department operations.
  • Converts volume forecasts into specific personnel resource needs and works with the department director (or local associate director) and senior director operations to secure necessary and appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  •  Plans, schedules and monitors the technical training and development of local departmental staff.
  •  Ensures an adequate level of appropriately trained staff is available and effectively assigned to meet the production and non-production requirements of the local department.




  •  Requires BS degree in Biology, Chemistry or other Life Science; or Medical Technology degree. (Education may be substituted by equivalent years of experience.)
  • Prefer Master's degree or PhD in a scientific discipline or business administration.
  •  Prefer professional certification (ASCP, AABB or other) in area(s) of expertise.
  •  Fluent in English; Command of French is a plus.
  •  Computer literate.


  • Requires 6 years experience in a laboratory following clinical training, plus 2 years supervisory or management experience in a clinical laboratory environment.


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