Laboratory Manager - Netherlands

Job Locations NL-Harfsen
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Sr Manager

Business Overview

Genus is a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  With revenues of around £500 million, Genus has a presence in over 70 countries, with a global workforce of approximately 3,200 employees.  One of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange, the Company’s market capitalization is around £2 billion.  It is 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. 

Each generation of animals is selected based on a number of desired traits, including greater health, fertility, productivity or feed efficiency. With superior animal genetics, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world produce offspring with improved robustness, superior production efficiency and greater sustainability. Genus’s vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, results-driven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible. 

Genus IntelliGenTM Technologies is a unit of Genus PLC, a global pioneer in animal genetics.  IntelliGen Technologies is the global brand behind the technology that develops sexed bovine genetics that helps customers maximize their profitability and reach their end goals in a fast and efficient manner.

Role Overview

Provide leadership, management, and direction to production employees in a high-tech bio-manufacturing plant that processes bovine genetics. This includes performance coaching and development, training, and ensuring that manufacturing objectives were accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.


Lab Address:

Broekstraat 5, 7217 SL Harfsen, Netherlands

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies to increase productivity and production.
  • Prepare, track and maintain the operations and maintenance budgets.
  • Manage and oversee manufacturing, quality, safety, logistics, and all other operational activities for this manufacturing facility. Ensure metrics are being met or exceeded in regard to throughput, quality, cost and safety.
  • Work closely with Quality Control to ensure that standards are being met on a consistent basis.
  • Lead process improvement efforts, best practices sharing and champion Kaizon projects.
  • Lead and/or participate in internal projects to ensure project deadlines and execution of deliverables meet expectations.
  • Supervise production employees and proactively act upon employee relation opportunities including coaching and performance management.
  • Ensure effective employee development and cross training.
  • Assessing staffing needs, working with HR to staff appropriately and interview.
  • Effectively interact with all departments on different levels to ensure the safe and efficient operations.
  • Responsible for comprehensive documentation and accurate, thorough reporting of all plant activities
  • Comply with established quality, safety, and environmental SOPs and policies.
  • Perform non-routine tasks and activities as assigned to ensure productivity


  • Bachelor degree in technical field highly preferred.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting, preferably biotech manufacturing
  • Skilled at Conflict Resolution, Excellent Communication Skills and Proven Leadership Skills are Required
  • Proven ability to maximize production and cost of goods utilizing continuous improvement, Inventory control, and other manufacturing tools are helpful.
  • Experience with Kaizon, LEAN, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies preferred.

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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