Chemical Lab Director - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Kildare
  • Permanent
  • 1st August 2023
  • €80,000
  • Ref ID: #36309

Job Description

  • Location: Kildare, Kildare
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #36309
  • Salary: NON 80,000.00

Here at Osborne, we have an exciting new opportunity! We are currently hiring a Technical Director on behalf of our client, a world-renowned food safety company based in Naas, Kildare.  
The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Managing Director and will hold the overall responsibility for each section of the Chemistry Department. 

  • Salary €80,000+ DOE with various benefits  
  • Onsite, Monday to Friday with flexible working hours 
  • Hybrid working is negotiable after probation 
  • Free onsite parking  


  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the laboratory to ensure a smooth flow of samples and testing 
  • Hires, coaches, reviews, manages and terminates assigned staff 
  • Oversees the scheduling of laboratory staff to ensure testing schedules are met 
  • Oversees the checking and transfer of data as necessary and takes steps to correct possibly inaccurate data prior to continued testing or release 
  • Works with Quality Management to resolve client complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to management 
  • Identifies process improvements to better meet client expectations and company objectives 
  • Oversees the monitoring of inventory/ordering by establishing and maintaining par levels and re-stocking points for general laboratory supplies and reagents 
  • Assists in the development of a budget and monitors laboratory expenditures 
  • Performs duties in compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies 
  • To act as an Authorised Signatory for Chemistry Test Certificates in accordance with the quality system and INAB requirements 
  • To inform Technical / Operations Director if resources, be they staffing or equipment, are inadequate to meet customer demands 
  • To ensure that agreed quality and safety systems are continually adhered to by the Site and to review, revise or expand such systems as appropriate 


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within a laboratory environment including management of audits General knowledge of chemistry, food technology and/or other related science is necessary to supervise the activities of the teams and interpret results 
  • The person must be experienced in the activities related to testing in microbiology or other relevant laboratory and have demonstrated experience creating and leading technical groups to a high level of performance 
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum degree in food chemistry or a related area 
  • Solid leadership and communication skills for creating interactive relationships with the teams, building plans and processes, setting deadlines and steering projects to completion 
  • Find the balance between a results-oriented and people-oriented style of leadership 
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude Customer and employee-focused Strong organizational skills 
  • Project management 
  • Problem-solving skills 

For more information, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Daniel Kirwan
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search.
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456