Site Director (Manufacturing)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Production and Skilled Trades

Company Description


With manufacturing sites across the US, UK, Germany and Denmark, LGC Biosearch Technologies has plans to continue growing. We deliver mission critical genomics to our diverse customer base in molecular diagnostics, pharma/biotech and agrigenomics. Our integrated portfolio of products, services and expertise supports our purpose of Science for a Safer World and we have embodied our mission by working with customers to enable research into life-altering treatment for disease and illness worldwide. We are currently seeking candidates who are up for the challenge of operating in a high-growth, purpose-driven organisation.

Job Description

The Site Director will serve as the leader of our Alexandria site, dedicated to successful product manufacture and delivery in support of business and customer goals. You will be a key driving force for the site to ensure effective people engagement and site culture, alignment of manufacturing priorities, and achievement of operational goals. As directed by leadership, you may direct operations for more than one manufacturing site. 

In partnership with respective HR, operational leadership, and cross-functional stakeholders, you're expected to foster a positive work environment and a culture of ownership, continuous improvement, and accountability. 

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each of the following essential functions satisfactorily: 

  • Serve as the key leadership contact for operational site(s) under direct remit, driving consistent business priorities across relevant manufacturing operations 
  • Lead respective operational teams—Production, Process Development, Facilities—to deliver the organization’s customer and manufacturing activities, while also ensuring compliance with applicable quality, safety, and regulatory standards 
  • Responsible for personnel activities of direct reports including budgeting, staffing, training, performance evaluations, mentoring and coaching, and goal setting including setting employee objectives linked to business initiatives and other key performance indicators 
  • Develop and execute operational plans that will enhance productivity and profitability through the delivery of excellent standards of customer satisfaction 
  • Develop lean operational processes to reduce cost, improve efficiency, quality, safety and demonstrable improvement in the customer experience 
  • Ensure manufacturing consistency, quality conformance, and compliance to all product specifications 
  • Manage and direct materials management and inventory control programs and procedures to monitor and/or reduce cost of goods while ensuring timely supply of materials for production 
  • Review sourcing and procurement activities and develop a clear action plan to improve gross margin 
  • Ensure appropriate programs and features are in place to attract and retain professional talent required to achieve the organization's goals and objectives 
  • Motivate and engage local workforce, identify and nature critical talent to support business goals 
  • Ensure a culture that values and promotes compliance, customer satisfaction, safety, quality, teamwork and goal achievement 


  • Proven knowledge in a relevant field of study (life sciences, business, engineering), ideally evidenced by a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated manufacturing operational experience and proven success leading and developing teams within a first-class life science, biotechnology, or manufacturing organization 
  • Strong foundation in organizational leadership and operational techniques which could include:
    • 5S, GMP, TQM, Kanban/Kaisen or Six Sigma
  • Proven ability to operate in a global environment 
  • Demonstrated experience within multiple product manufacturing environments serving a variety of customers 
  • Previous success implementing or managing programs driving continuous improvements and efficiencies in operational processes and deliverables, specifically regarding gross profit margin 
  • Prior management of annual multimillion-dollar capital budgets 

Additional Information


LGC is a leading, global life science tools company, providing mission-critical components and solutions into high-growth application areas across the human healthcare and applied market segments. Its high-quality product portfolio is comprised of mission-critical tools for genomic analysis and for quality assurance applications, which are typically embedded and recurring within our customers’ products and workflows and are valued for their performance, quality, and range. 




LGC strongly believes that every job applicant and employee should be valued for their individual talents regardless of age, disability, race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Short listing, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or trade union membership.

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