Laboratory Manager

Mō mātou - About us

Located in Tairawhiti (Gisborne) Linnaeus is a multidisciplinary laboratory, offering a range of diagnostic testing and R&D in the areas of water quality and plant health. With its origins in Grapevine health certification, Linnaeus plays an integral role in the NZ Viticulture industry. Community is at the heart of what we do, being the only laboratory in Gisborne offering environmental testing to our people.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

We have an exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Manager to join our team This is a fulltime permanent position, based in Gisborne.

This role offers you the opportunity to manage a dynamic laboratory, leading a great team of skilled technicians. You will have significant technical and operational knowledge from an accredited laboratory environment and able to continue to build a positive team culture with a commitment to excellence.

Drawn from around the world, the Linnaeus team is small but diverse. We embrace change and finding better ways to do things, we invite you to bring your expertise to the team and take the laboratory to another level.

Mōu - About you

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead teams effectively and develop a positive workplace culture
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven record of successfully leading and managing a technically oriented business with a focus on quality systems and efficiency
  • Experience working in an accredited laboratory and complying with IANZ requirements
  • Managing budgets
  • Competence in an appropriate technical laboratory discipline, experience in water microbiology & chemistry, ELISA virus testing and fruit maturity testing will be beneficial
  • Experience managing quality systems, writing SOPs and undergoing external audits
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to make decisions to effect positive change
  • Client focused, developing positive relationships with key customers
  • Flexibility in hours of work particularly over the kiwifruit and ELISA seasons
  • Hands-on and proactive leadership, willing to get alongside the team and help where needed
  • Tertiary qualification in science, at a degree level or higher
  • 5 years’ experience in an analytical testing laboratory or other comparable role

Ngā painga o te tūranga - What we offer

  • The cool stuff: Provide environmental testing to East Coast community, ensuring safe drinking water for schools, businesses and the public
  • The serious stuff: Free counselling support, medical insurance, flu shots
  • The feel-good stuff: Fun company events, wellbeing allowance, lunch provided Tues-Fri, carbon zero accredited, team get together once a month

Tono mai - Apply here

If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a copy of your CV & cover letter outlining how you meet the role requirements as outlined above.

For specific queries or a copy of the role description please email hr@riversun.co.nz and one of our team members will be in touch with you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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