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Manager, Analytical Chemistry

at Nice-Pak/PDI

Posted: 7/11/2019
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Job Description

Requisition Number
19-0042

Post Date
5/14/2019

Title
Manager, Analytical Chemistry

City
Woodcliff Lake

State
NJ

Description
Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professional and Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!

POSITION PURPOSE

PDI is seeking an Analytical Laboratory Manager to elevate our scientific credentials and provide support excellence to new product development in disinfection and antisepsis.
The role supports new and existing product development with input across all facets of project progression including project planning, method development, method validation and registration testing to meet regulatory requirements. In addition, developing new capabilities that enhance PDI’s scientific acumen to provide a competitive edge in the healthcare and food service marketplace.
Now is a terrific time to join PDI as we move into a new headquarters under the momentum of a record year of growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

a. Efficient resource deployment in partnership with key stakeholders.
b. Manage the laboratory in terms of supplies, equipment, workflow, health and safety.
c. Partner with Industry and/or Academia to manage work overflow and investigational studies.
d. Actively seek new partnerships in both technologies and testing support.
e. Streamline workflow processes
f. Manage capacity restrictions through planning excellence and despite the challenges of a dynamic set of projects.
g. Develop and grow a dedicated group of scientists.
h. Manage performance metrics. Ability to assess individual performance and behaviors against PDI’s core values.
i. Cross functional communication across Quality Control, Quality, Regulatory and Product Development.
j. Core team member to the Marketed Product Support Team.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

a. Demonstrate year on year increase in productivity.
b. Strategic planning towards adjunct capabilities.
c. Development growth of the Analytical team.
d. Efficient problem solving.
e. Effective communication and cooperation with other team members.
f. Elevation of the Analytical team among the R&D community and business as a whole.



Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:
• Advanced Degree in Chemistry
• Ph.D. preferred
• Regulated background in either FDA or EPA environment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
• Rich Chemistry understanding.
• Demonstrate understanding of Good Laboratory Practices.
• Strategic thinking in a competitive landscape.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• 7+ years of R&D working experience
• Laboratory Management
• Team Management
• Resource/project Planning
• Previous experience of wipes advantageous.
• Previous experience within the Healthcare advantageous.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated ability to lead others.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal / written). Ability to explain science to management.
• Prudent risk taker. Identifies opportunities and takes risks to achieve objectives.
• Able to work on multiple projects of varying complexity.
• Able to influence cross-functional partners to gain support and alignment to ideas.
• Steadfast under pressure.
• Computer literate.

WORKING CONDITIONS
NONE: About 10% Lab and 90% office environment

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Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection product