Senior Manager

Req ID #:  95335

Cleveland, OH, US, 44128

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 currently seeking a Senior Manager for our Safety Assessment group site located in Cleveland, Ohio.


Responsible for monitoring the overall conduct of technical activities performed in support of non-clinical and clinical research studies.  Direct daily operations and manage all personnel related issues.


•    Provide oversight and management of the technical conduct of ongoing nonclinical and clinical studies.
•    Provide operational and technical guidance to effectively manage technical staff in assigned laboratory areas.
•    Work directly with all levels of management to address cross-department and intra-department technical and operational issues.
•    Provide technical resources for the conduct of non-clinical and clinical studies by monitoring the daily scheduling of staff and make recommendations to management for expected additional staffing needs based on review of projected workload.
•    Resolve technical and operational issues inter- and intra-departmentally (e.g. troubleshooting procedural, instrumentation/equipment, technique issues).
•    Review and assess processes, procedures, and services to identify areas needing improvement.
•    Oversee interactions between Laboratory Sciences Operations and all applicable departments regarding scheduling staff and coordinating study-related activities in relation to execution of the study work as scheduled.  Identify lack of resources and communicate department roadblocks to senior leadership. 
•    Ensure regulatory compliance within the department.
•    Keep abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.
•    Oversee supplies ordering, receipt, utilization, inventory and disposition, chemical stock, storage of chemicals and test/control articles. Ensure operational availability of all laboratory equipment.
•    Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure optimum performance of the group/function.
•    Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
•    Ensure optimum performance of group function.  Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
•    Identify training and development needs of direct reports.  Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
•    Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements.  Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of supervisory staff and key technical personnel.
•    Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget.  Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget.  Approve budget and expenses of subordinates.
•    Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs.  
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology, chemistry or related field.
•    Experience:   6 – 8 years related technical experience in a non-clinical and/or clinical research laboratory.  Previous management/supervisory experience in a GLP/GCP environment required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure:  None

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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 17,000 employees within 90 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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