Food , Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Chemistry Lab Director

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Kildare
  • 41967959


PE Global is currently recruiting for a Chemistry Director for a leading multi-national client based in Co Kildare.

This is a permanent position in Co Kildare.


  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the laboratory to ensure a smooth flow of samples and testing.
  • Hires, coaches, reviews, manages and terminates assigned staff.
  • Oversees the scheduling of laboratory staff to ensure testing schedules are met.
  • Counsels laboratory staff with regard to problems encountered in daily operations.
  • Oversees the checking and transfer of data as necessary and takes steps to correct possibly inaccurate data prior to continued testing or release.
  • Oversees the orientation of new laboratory staff to their responsibilities and the function of the laboratory.
  • Works with Quality Management to resolve client complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to management.
  • Identifies process improvements to better meet client expectations and company objectives.
  • Recommends new equipment for the laboratory.
  • Compiles statistics.
  • Oversees the monitoring of inventory/ordering by establishing and maintaining par levels and re-stocking points for general laboratory supplies and reagents.
  • Serves as a liaison for the laboratory to outside vendors.
  • Assists in the development of a budget and monitors laboratory expenditures.
  • Performs duties in compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Supports Merieux NutriSciense’s business philosophy, leadership values and ethics.
  • Lead, schedule, and train employees.
  • Ensure adherence to the highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations.
  • Ensure coverage and performance.
  • Foster morale and teamwork.
  • To act as an Authorised Signatory for Chemistry Test Certificates in accordance with the quality system and INAB requirements.
  • To inform Technical / Operations Director if resources, be they staffing or equipment, are inadequate to meet customer demands.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within a laboratory environment including management of audits.
  • General knowledge of chemistry, food technology and/or other related science is necessary to supervise the activities of the teams and interpret results.
  • The person must be experienced in the activities related to testing in microbiology or other relevant laboratory and have demonstrated experience creating and leading technical groups to a high level of performance.
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum degree in food chemistry or a related area.


Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Niamh on +353 21 4520313 or alternatively send an up to date CV to “”

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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