Production Supervisor (Laboratory)

Job Locations UK
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Lab Manager
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 


Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

The Genus Laboratory team is growing and introducing the new Production Supervisor role.


We are looking for an organised and detailed individual to lead our team of four Laboratory Technicians.

You will be involved and responsible for the day-to-day running of the laboratory as per standard operating procedures, delegating tasks and responsibilities to the Technicians and troubleshooting any issues with processes or equipment.

Reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager, you will be involved in business-wide projects, lead meetings and present findings to colleagues.


The work you complete in the laboratory is essential to ensuring Genus ABS customer farms receive the genetics required to meet business goals of producing healthier and more sustainable animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate all instruments and conduct all processing tasks while ensuring the day-to-day running of the laboratory as per standard operating procedures
    • Monitor and address quality within your scope of ability
    • Effectively troubleshoot any issues with process and equipment, follow escalation procedures when required
  • Delegate responsibilities and assign daily duties to your team
  • Support, train and develop your team of individuals
  • Lead and present information at meetings
  • Collaborate with colleagues in production projects

Job title: Production Supervisor (Laboratory) | Location: Ruthin (LL15 2UP), North Wales | Hours: Day shift | Contract: Permanent | Schedule: Monday to Friday | Salary: Competitive | Bonus scheme: Yearly | Availability: Immediate Start


  • Free on-site parking and electric vehicle charging points
  • Newly built laboratory and facilities
  • Company events
  • Private dental insurance
  • Wellness programmes
  • Gym membership
  • Company pension (Enhanced by Genus)
  • Sick pay
  • Store discounts
  • Referral programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Language training provided and support for continuous professional development (CPD)


  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Occasional travel to other sites in the United Kingdom
  • Previous laboratory or manufacturing experience desirable (transferable skills, particularly from the food and beverage sector)
  • Proven leadership experience is advantageous

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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