Laboratory Manager - Food Industry in Devon and Cornwall

Laboratory Manager – Food Industry

Competitive salary

Relocation package available

Our client is a leading dairy foods manufacturer with sites based around the UK. Due to continued strong performance they are now seeking a qualified and experienced Laboratory Manager for their production facility located in Cornwall.

In this key role you will be responsible for managing the complete laboratory function including a team of chemistry and microbiology analysts, facilities, budgets, sample workflow and maintaining the QMS to ISO17025 standard accredited by UKAS / CLAS.


Degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or related subject, or significant relevant experience.

At least 2 years of experience managing a laboratory to ISO17025 standards.

Experience of managing a laboratory within the food sector and familiar with testing techniques for either Chemistry or Microbiology would be an advantage but other sector experience also considered.

Thorough understanding of UKAS and/or CLAS accreditation systems.

People management skills with a focus on development of team members.

Ability to control budgets and manage finances in a laboratory setting.

Exceptional communication skills.

Strong IT with previous use of LIMS.




Devon and Cornwall


Competitive salary plus benefits

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