Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) is actively seeking to hire a Director/VP of Chemistry Operations. FSNS is actively growing our chemistry testing capabilities within our existing laboratories and adding chemistry capabilities to our new laboratories. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that brings Food Chemistry testing expertise and management experience to help guide our growth. Some of the duties this position will oversee and direct include: operational planning how to better serve our customers for existing and new business, direct the development and implementation strategies for new methods needed to expand the business, help grow the technical staff within our chemistry laboratories, and develop business metrics necessary to effectively run the business.
Oversee food laboratory operations within the Chemistry division
Meet or exceed revenue and operating margin goals developed by the company
Ensure customer satisfaction
Vendor interactions to determine efficiencies, equipment needs and cutting edge supply approaches
Establish programs to ensure new methods are incorporated to meet customer needs
Ensure up to date Quality and Operational Manuals are maintained for the division.
Determine services to be offered with method, pricing, requirements, and turn-around-time
Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements including documentation and records maintenance
Provide guidance to laboratory management in inventory and equipment maintenance
Ensure personnel management within this division is properly managed to include selection of qualified staff, performance management, development, and compensation
Manage customer relations and satisfaction in concert with customer support, consulting team, and sales
Financial planning, manage to expense budgets, and meet quarterly revenue and operating margin targets
Assist in sales and marketing of Chemistry Services
Provide oversight and guidance so that laboratories are maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
Share information in an open and timely manner
Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
Responsible for the completion of required training
Perform other duties as assigned
This position has supervisory responsibilities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • Master of Science in Chemistry or related field in Chemistry • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry preferred • Two years of management level experience required; commercial lab preferred • Training in laboratory audits, A2LA-ISO regulations and guidelines and related quality assurance experience • Business knowledge as it relates to budgeting, labor analysis, and gross profit • Advanced studies in food science preferred • Or equivalent combination and experience • Experience in testing food matrices desired
About Food Safety Net Services
Food Safety Net Services offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food science industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.
We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members
We value diversity in our laboratories and are unquestionably devoted to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Food Safety Net Services offers an attractive compensation and benefit package.