Element Materials Technology

General Manager - Life Sciences

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
ID
2022-9486

Overview

Element has an opportunity for a General Manager. In this role you will be reporting to the CDMO Director and be responsible for all Element business operations and processes within the assigned location (profit and loss).

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable to drive and deliver to annual Operational Plan commitments including: revenues, profit, working capital and operational performance
  • Lead and inspire a culture of safety first
  • Responsible to work with location support functions and systems including QA, Safety and Health, Sales and Strategic Accounts, Finance, Human resources, Business Improvement, and Service Excellence
  • Maintain contact and relationships with top location accounts in line with policies, and participate as necessary to cultivate new accounts
  • Develop and execute short and long term business plans and strategies to include operational goals, equipment needs, and staffing for the location
  • Work in conjunction long term group goals, develop and implement strategies based on geographic business industry knowledge, technical capability and expertise, and capital expenditures needs

Skills / Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) is required, preferably in a Life Sciences technical field, preferably biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or other life sciences discipline.  An MBA or other relevant business experience is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience managing an enterprise with at least 25 employees with 3-6 subordinate exempt level managers / supervisors
  • Technical leadership is vital to the staff and client relationships/projects and to the overall operation of the entire lab.
  • Must possess a strong ability to communicate (written and oral) effectively with clients and colleagues with great attention to detail and timing of results
  • Ability to organize the lab as a whole in line with the strategic, operational and technical goals of the entire company
  • Ability to deeply analyze and resolve operational, finance and other significant business issues on a daily basis

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Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.

 

When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.

 

While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.

 

Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

 

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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