Laboratory Manager - Savannah

Company Name:
SGS AUTOMOTIVE
#### Primary Responsibilities
This highly visible position requires a dynamic individual who will be responsible for providing "best in class" service to clients by successfully managing and promoting a petrochemical testing laboratory. Fully responsible for the management and supervision of a large laboratory which is responsible for testing and conducting the analysis and reporting of various petrochemical products (crude oil, fuel oils, middle distillates, petroleum, LPG & LNG gases, etc.,) while building successful client relationships in a technical and business development role.
#### Reporting to
Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OGC) Services, is a division of SGS, is the market leader in independent inspection, testing, verification and specialized technical services to the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries.
Join a leader - SGS is much more than just a place to work. It''s a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and grow.
#### Specific responsibilities
Provide 'best in class' service to client by successful management and utilization of staff by:

Overseeing the analysis and reporting of petroleum / petrochemical products both in a refinery / petrochemical laboratory.
Monitoring and reporting laboratory Key Performance Index (KPI's) to customer(s) and SGS management.
Providing assistance to client(s) in explaining Laboratory analysis and technical solutions, to ensure customer satisfaction, when needed.
Ensure that orders from clients, on submitted samples, are being achieved in a timely manner; by ensuring that staff is on target with testing, following up on job progress, reporting results / status to clients, etc.
Review and validate laboratory analysis generated by staff Chemist / Laboratory Technicians.
Collaborate in marketing efforts in order to develop additional business with client by being able to identify emerging shifts in the industry through the review of competitive analysis coupled with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations to maintain competitive.
Provide recommendation(s) and proposal(s) to the Regional Laboratory Manager on upgraded laboratory equipment and staff recommendations.
Maintain and understand current laboratory analytical methods, Standard Operating Procedures and advances in technology, in the industry.
Responsible for authenticity for Laboratory Certificates of Analysis.
Responsible for the training and operation of the laboratory equipment in addition to calibration, maintenance, trouble shooting and repairs when required.
Ensure personnel are well versed and properly employ all client Safety and Operational requirements.
Assure compliance with Laboratory Q.A. Manual and Safety Manual.
Ensure that the Quality Control of laboratory solutions and standards, are adhered by SGS standards.
Acts accordingly to the SGS standards of ethics and integrity.
#### Profile
Bachelor's degree in Science, with emphasis in chemistry or other related field of study or equivalent work history.
Must have a minimum of five (5) years of increasing responsibility and managing a staff, in an Oil, Gas and Chemical laboratory.
Knowledge of negotiating and managing contractual arrangements with vendors.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization.
Ability to identify emerging shifts in the business environment and access the economic implications through competitive analysis coupled with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations to maintain competitive in the market.
Demonstrated ability to interact as a leader in a team-building environment with a wide variety of individuals from diverse disciplines, cultures and experience.
Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and applicable laboratory systems.
#### Skills
Must have a results-oriented and inclusive management style, coupled with the leadership skills necessary to lead by example, empower and motivate reporting staff toward full development of their individual potential within an entrepreneurial and customer service oriented environment.
Ability to build and lead an effective team and foster a sense of collaboration to achieve goals.
Able to identify emerging shifts in the industry through the review of competitive analysis coupled with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations to maintain competitive.
Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into solutions.
Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, while achieving different deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization.
Maintain current knowledge of advances in technology relating to the position.
#### Additional information
Oil, Gas and Chemical Services, a division of SGS, provides a competitive compensation package and a wide range of benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement programs, and Company Paid Life Insurance) and a broad range of career opportunities.
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, skill, and/or ability 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.
SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
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Industry or Theme: Chemical,Oil & Gas
Functional Area: Laboratories
Contract Type:
Reference Number: US04471
Listing Date: 04.05.2014 00
Closing Date: 01.06.2014 00

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