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Head of Samples & Materials

Covance 2/25/2019 1:33:35 PM
JOB ID: 27966 Category: Facilities Maintenance
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

The Role:

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Materials & Sample Management to join our Global Laboratory Systems (GLS) Division. The GLS division acts as an integral partnership function providing support with equipment, automation, document control, materials and sample management to ensure the smooth running of lab operations across the global Chemistry function. As the Head of Materials & Sample Management, you will have the global responsibility for sample, stability and materials management across the Chemistry Solutions business.

You will have responsibility for the following:

* Develop & implement a strategic plan for Materials & Sample management across Chemistry solutions.
* Lead global sample and materials change projects to drive process improvement across the business to improve quality, delivery or profitability.
* Lead the materials & sample team.
* Act as internal partner and advocate for QA to improve current systems in line with their guidance.
* Manage the service level agreement for Covance Sample Management to ensure continuing business support.
* Liaise with Finance, PMO and sourcing for Capital Expenditure Purchase process with respect to projects needing funding within sample and materials management.
* Proactively identify and work with operational teams to resolve issues impacting the strategic and tactical execution of programs.
* Serve as Sample and Materials subject matter expert, acting as a senior leader to the global team.

What Covance can offer you:

* Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory
* Unrivalled opportunities to develop a successful career in the scientific industry, developing the strategy to help create labs of the future.
* Unsurpassed career development opportunities.
* Ability to work with a variety of different laboratories and clients on wide ranging projects.

Education / Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree required.


* 10 Years of Experience in a GxP Environment
* 7-8 Years of Experience in Line/Group management
* 7-8 Years managing scientific logistics/large projects/inventory management
* Experience in working in a mutli-site environment would be beneficial
* Functional knowledge of LIMS and other electronic data systems

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).