Team Leader - Intertek387

Job Information

Job Title: Team Leader
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Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Melbourn, United Kingdom

This is an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our dynamic team based in Melbourn.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work in a role that will inspire, coach and motivate others to reach their highest potential?

Do you have prior supervisory experience in a cGMP accredited laboratory and are used to running multiple projects to time and budget?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you.

Intertek’s support for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries goes beyond assurance, testing, inspection, and certification. 

Their global network of sophisticated, highly regulated and advanced laboratories, coupled with their scientific expertise offers clients a broad scope of expert support, from accelerating new product research and development to helping them protect their intellectual property.

This resource, coupled with field of regulatory experts and experienced scientists and engineers from the industry, enables Intertek to ensure the safety, quality and performance of new products, while providing true problem-solving and business improvement support.

Job Responsibilities

Due to continued success and growth, Intertek Melbourn is currently looking to recruit an additional Team Leader to join our team, based in our cGMP labs, just south of Cambridge.  

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our team on a permanent basis to fulfil the following responsibilities:

Perform routine, non-routine and problem solving analytical tasks as appropriate, and general duties as detailed in the specific responsibilities section following prescribed methods in accordance with the principles of GMP.  

Ensure adequate resources are available for all projects undertaken by the Team and advise the Laboratory Manager, or nominated deputy when additional resources are needed.

Be responsible individually for multiple analytical projects undertaken by the Company. Specific area of responsibility will be for the development and validation of analytical procedures (HPLC, UPLC, GC), ideally for small and large molecule.

Be required to critically appraise data in a speedy and efficient manner with regard to compliance with any system suitability requirements, GMP and other general analytical quality systems.

Be required to critically review analytical project reports in a speedy and efficient manner with regard to accurate interpretation of the data and compliance with the Analytical Project Plan and any additional requests from the Project Sponsor.

People Management 

Drive performance through setting clear performance expectations

Manage performance through regular communications including one to ones, team meetings and regular feedback

Set a high-performance culture

Take charge in releasing potential of the team


Team Leaders will discuss project progress with a Technical Director, or nominated deputy, who may provide general supervision as appropriate

Team Leaders will discuss project progress with the Senior Analyst and provide general advice, guidance and training to the Senior Analysts in project and resource management. 

Team Leaders will also provide training of other less experienced staff and assist the Laboratory Manager in establishing Development Training plans for all team members.

Organisation of Work

Team Leaders will be expected to carry out project Team Briefings at the start of each project and Team De briefings (review) with team members at the end of each project.

Team Leaders will plan and organise analytical workload for themselves and other members of staff for whom they provide supervision. 


Team Leaders will be required to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the Company and to liaise with clients regarding progress on their project, where applicable.  This requires the individual to be an effective communicator with staff at all levels.

Health and Safety

The individual should conduct themselves within the company in a safe manner with due care to the health and safety of themselves and colleagues.

Additional information

Intertek Melbourn operates on a standard 37.5 hour week with some flexible shifts available covering core hours as well as late shifts and overtime being offered subject to project work requirements.

The successful candidate can look forward to an exciting and varied career with a leading Contract Research Organisation (CRO), competitive salary and pension scheme.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills

Prior supervisory experience in a cGMP accredited laboratory 

Educated to a Higher Education Level in a relevant area, i.e chemistry is advantageous however may be over-ruled provided substantial work experience can be demonstrated in a similar role.

Proven ability to develop and validate both routine and complex analytical methodology.

Proven experience of good time management and running multiple projects to time and budget.

Prior experience of evaluating performance 

Ability to critically appraise data in a speedy and efficient manner with regard to compliance with any system suitability requirements, GMP and other general analytical quality systems.

Personal Qualities


Commercial acumen

Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions, whilst incorporating company vision when planning  

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Strategic foresight to predict and plan for the future

Result orientated to ensure our people, customers and strategy are aligned

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually as well as creating an environment for people to grow

Drive performance through setting clear performance expectations

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Sets a high-performance culture

Ability to recognise and reward strong individual and team performance

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek387. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date

31st July 2018