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Director, Operations Food

Company: SGS
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing, and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 89,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride, and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description

The Director, Operations Food position will participate in the development of primary goals, operating plans, policies, and short- and long-range objectives for the business unit. Provide leadership, direction, and training to all employees to ensure the primary goals, operating plans, policies, and objectives are achieved.
Directs laboratory to achieve an efficient and profitable operation. Ensure business returns maximum profit on the business unit P&L statements
Provides the necessary resources for the laboratory (personnel, equipment, supplies) for the quality assurance program, to ensure confidence in the laboratory's results
Determines action plans to meet the primary goals of the company and provides ongoing assessments of laboratory performance to other executives
Oversees integration of new clients to include proper account setup in LIMS, appropriate test selection, timely execution of results, and accurate billing
Ensures all testing procedures used in the laboratory have been appropriately validated and employee training has been completed before implementation
Approves purchases of operating supplies and works with senior management to gain approval when needed for capital expenditures
Ensures that the Quality Management System is implemented and maintained in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard
Represents the organization to major customers, government agencies, and the public
Provides resources and opportunities for personal, business, and technical development and advancement

Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field
Minimum of 7 years in the industry or equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred
Masters/ Doctorate degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science or related

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

Keywords: SGS, Harrisburg , Director, Operations Food, Executive , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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