Regional Laboratory Manager - Pasadena, TX

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Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Pasadena, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


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City: Pasadena 

State: Texas


Job Title: Regional Laboratory Manager

Reports to (title): Senior Laboratory Manager / Director of Laboratory Operations

Department: Laboratory

Location: Houston Texas


Basic Purpose: What is the overall function of the job?

• Overall management of the regional functions, forecasting, budgeting, financial controls and approvals.

• Direct the maximization of human, equipment and financial resources and ensure that they are used appropriately.

• Assess and execute new processes and procedures that will streamline and increase the throughput of samples, Bureau Veritas’ market share, profile and profitability.

• Responsible for the lab’s production of high quality defensible data, safely and on time.

• Based on region specific knowledge, ensure that the laboratories in the region are using methods to meet current and proposed regulatory guidelines as well as customer requirements.

• Oversee maintenance of good working environment, employee engagement and ensure continuous improvement in productivity and efficiency

• Identifies and develops (working with business development) new business opportunities in the region.

• Expands the lab network (currently one) to meet the market and customer needs.


Key Accountability/Responsibilities: What specifically is this job expected to accomplish?

• Develop strategic plans with the objective of preparing the department for continued growth

• Develop business plans that increase Bureau Veritas’ profile in the region

• Develop and maintain a positive work environment for employees • Act as technical resource for Manager, Customer Service and Sales

• Responsible for the recommendation of capital expenditures required within the region

• Establish production schedules that maximize staff and equipment utilization, including evening and weekends

• Support and comply with all Bureau Veritas policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program.

• Understand and enforce our EHS Policy as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act

• The leader of the team responsible for the profit and loss of the region managed

• Accountable for the quality performance of the region including crosscheck, Statistical Quality Control (SQC) and audits

• Responsible for personnel decisions in the region, including employee recruitment, retention and development

• Responsible for client marketing and development.

• Provide leadership and direction to the assigned region

• Initial point of contact for quality and operational issues that cannot be handled at the local level.

• Develops strong relationships with customers, both regionally based and in central coordination.

• Responsible for laboratory cost control

• Maintains corporate policy & procedures at the regional level.

• Reviews local operations for all aspects of the continuous improvement process.

• Handles all disciplinary matters according to company policy and procedures while maintaining open communication with the Human Resource (HR) department.

• Represents Bureau Veritas by appearance and conduct.

• Enthusiastic personality with a “can do” attitude

• All other responsibilities as assigned Bureau Veritas Canada 6744 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 3M9


Skills and Knowledge: What skills and knowledge are used to carry out job responsibilities and solve problems?

• B.Sc., technical diploma or equivalent experience

• Demonstrated success in the role of Laboratory Supervisor/Manager

• 10 years of experience in specific environment of which two (5) years are at a leadership level

• Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental regulations related to laboratory operations, with a commitment to ensure operational efficiency and promoting a culture of safety

• Up-to-date knowledge of laboratory process and automation

• Thorough understanding of Bureau Veritas’ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

• Assess problems and recommends solutions

• Uses good judgement, trains and assists in resolution of employee relations issues

• Strong computer skills

• Good team building, training and coaching skills

• Accurately follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions

• Detail oriented with accurate record keeping skills

• Good time-management, multi-tasking and priority setting skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Adapts to a changing environment

• Works both independently and as part of a team

• Learns quickly


Work Relationships

• Internal: Laboratory Operations, Measurement Operations, Sales, Customer Service and Executives in the division

• External: Customers, Laboratory supplies and equipment vendors (Agilent, Fisher, etc.)


Working Conditions: physical work environment, physical effort, visual and listening attention, and travel

• High level of work production in fast-paced lab environment

• Flexible working hours, overtime and shift work

• Intermediate travel expectation (within the US and Canada)

• Some lifting and carrying (up to 40 lbs)

• Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate equipment Acknowledgement ___________________________ _______________________




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