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Lead Test Engineer

Charles River Laboratories

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Lead Test Engineer

Req ID #: 47972


Tranent, ELN, GB, EH33 2NE

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking and experiencedLead Test Engineerfor ourITsite located inTranent, Scotland.

The CRL IT organization is looking for an engergetic professional to join our Testing Services function and lead Testing delivery on Projects across a varied IT change portfolio. In this role, they would have responsibility for designing and delivering Testing Strategy, implementing Testing best practices, building Project Test teams and managing colleague development. The Lead Test Engineer will work closely with other IT service areas to deliver IT change with speed, quality and at the best possible cost. Through delivering excellence, they will help achieve and maintain a high level of employee engagement, customer satisfaction and productivity.

The following are minimum responsibilies for theLead Test Engineerposition:

+ Team selection and induction: Recruit best fit talent.

+ Build Relationships: Build the personal connections that foster trust, commitment, and teamwork.

+ Teambuilding: Encourage activities and dialogue to motivate team members to increase the overall performance of the team.

+ Coaching & Mentoring: Develop team members so they can perform and deliver the best possible results; Mentor team members two levels removed for purposes of development and succession.

+ Context setting: Communicate mid and long-term strategy and goals of the organization and any relevant background necessary to understand task assignment.

+ Planning: Ensure team members understand the business value of what they're doing and can articulate it in planning sessions.

+ Commitments: Ensure commitments are met.

+ Task Assignment & Adjustment: Lead team by providing a clear articulation of direction and expectiations (PC/QSTR); Control the level of work in progress to optimize flow for each direct report, adjusting to changing conditions.

+ Monitoring: Measure the team's performance against organizational goals.

+ Continuous Improvement: Ensure continuous improvement of operations (POOGI - Process of ongoing improvement)

+ Appraisal: Provide feedback on performance

+ De-selection/dismissal: Remove team members from roles as appropriate.

+ Adhere to pertinent regulatory requirements and to company policies, practices and precedures.

+ Manager financial budgets and forecasts to remain within commitments while achieving goals.

+ Perform all other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications for theLead Test Engineerposition:

+ Education: Degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent work experience.

+ Experience: Minimum of five (5) years leading Testing delivery on Projects.

+ Effective communication skills for large, multi-national audiences.

+ Management acumen - Solid understanding and demonstrated ability to:

+ Build and manage a high performaing team

+ Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including collaboration, influencing & aligning.

+ High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

+ Relationship building.

+ Consulting skills

+ Business acumen - Experience managing budgets, understanding of customer value.

+ Operational Performance - Understand of and/or experience with Theory of Contraints (TOC).

+ Experience and/or understanding of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM).

+ Experience delivering Testing within an Agile (or similar) environment

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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