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Manager Laboratory Services


Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Type of contract:  Permanent
Posting date:  23 Mar 2024
Job offer reference:  167924

At Bureau Veritas Commodities we currently seek a Manager Laboratory Services


About the Job

Your goal is the daily operational and people management of Laboratory Services for our Fuels division in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Your primary focus is to deliver the best Testing Services in the market in a cost-efficient manner. You are a key ambassador of our Core Business Values:

  • Ambitious & Humble
  • Responsible
  • Trusted
  • Open & Inclusive



As a leader you will work according to the Group’s Leadership Expectations:

  • Lead Through BV Absolutes & Values
  • Drive vision & purpose
  • Build Engaged teams
  • Grow people for today and tomorrow’s challenges

Furthermore, you are eager to stimulate operational excellence and take the lead in improvements needed so that the operational goals are achieved and to take care of further digitalization within our laboratories.

Join us in shaping a world of trust!


Your Responsibilities 

The following examples help you shape a picture of the laboratory services accountabilities of this position:

  • You ensure that there is cooperation between Rotterdam and Amsterdam with clear profiles on added value derived from both laboratories
  • You have the skills to prepare and present business cases to support investments decisions related to existing and new laboratory equipment 
  • As a laboratory manager you can ensure that laboratory services are delivered against organizational quality standards, customer wishes, on time and within the budget
  • You take responsibility for managing costs and for choosing the right layout for our laboratories to maximize utilization rate of equipment
  • Day-to-day you’ll facilitate a closer co-operation between the Laboratory, Field and Customer Services department by coaching Team Leads and offering support in operational challenges.


The following examples help you shape a better picture of the management accountabilities of this position:

  • Your senior leadership position requires you to act as an example when it comes to the engaging working culture we want to establish, meaning you are able to energize and engage employees in your own team and the related teams
  • You track, maintain and act to secure P&L for your department and the organization.
  • You are expected to manage the budget and ensure its achievement
  • You ensure your occupation is aligned to the budget, P&L and growth objectives through recruitment, engagement, performance, and development related activities in co-operation with relevant stakeholders.


The biggest challenges are to:

  • Empower and coach team members in their roles
  • Recruit new employees within the tight labor market in close cooperation with HR
  • Take care of workflow optimization in the laboratory services
  • Monitor the financial forecast and maintain team performance in an effective, productive and sustainable manner.


Job Requirements 

After the onboarding period of appr. 6 to 12 months we expect you to be able to achieve your objectives, take care of people and ensure an engaging and safety focused culture.


Do you see yourself joining us in our mission to Shape a world of Trust? See if you meet the following requirements. If you don’t meet all of them, we still invite you to apply because we’d be curious about what else you’d bring to the table!


We believe the following knowledge & skills will help you in this position:

  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Bachelor or Master degree related to Chemistry, Chemical engineering, or Analytical Chemistry
  • At least 10 years of working experience in laboratory services and 7+ operational and people management experience
  • Through your management experiences you’ve gathered some financial insight that helps you in the financial management of this position
  • Having knowledge and experience in TIC- Business/ ISO 17025/ Analytical chemistry is an added benefit. This will help you understand and be more easily involved in the day-to-day team activity


Our Offer

  • A salary that matches your responsibilities and experience 
  • Holiday allowance of 8% of your annual gross salary 
  • 13th month salary 
  • Company car
  • 25 vacation days per year (based on a 40-hour work week) 
  • Pension based on a defined contribution scheme 
  • Collective health insurance (optional) 
  • Learning and (personal) development possibilities 


Why Work at Bureau Veritas 

Every year, we welcome and train over 13,000 dedicated, talented, and highly skilled engineers, technicians, inspectors, auditors, and support staff around the globe. 

Our inclusive, collaborative, mission-driven environment ensures your unique talents contribute to our mission to shape a better world.  

Being part of the BV family means that you can leave your mark in Shapinga World of Trust.   


Want to be a part of Bureau Veritas? Join our team! 


Committed to an Inclusive Workplace 

Bureau Veritas is committed to nurturing an inclusive workforce as diverse as the society in which we operate. We do not discriminate against ethnicity, religion, sex, heritage, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, political opinion, gender identity or any other legally protected status. 

Our ambition is to foster an inclusive culture in which people can be themselves, feel a sense of belonging in Bureau Veritas, and thrive, as “everyone can be a talent” based on performance and behaviours aligned with our values. 


Do you have any questions about the role?

Contact our Corporate Recruiter,Zerrin Garipcan email or phone 06 539 59189


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