Scientific Supervisor | Avantor

Job Summary

The Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision/management of the onsite SOW related to customer requirements. The Supervisor supports and leads a team of Avantor on-site personnel acting as a single point of contact for the customer. The Supervisor manages one site and is responsible to supervise GxP and scientific services (chemistry). Most of the supervisors’ time (~50%) is spent coordinating and assigning work, supervising personnel and ensuring customer requirements are met. . The supervisor typically will report to a manager.


□ Leads and directs team efforts as well as performs work provided in SOW related to customer requirements.

□ Coaches and motivates team members to successfully perform job requirements and to meet/exceed goals and objectives. Encourages through mentoring, as well as supporting individual, professional and team growth.

  • Segregate/Categorize commercial chemicals and external compound intermediates
  • Establish site-wide chemical cleanup process
  • Review and analysis of existing reconciliation procedures, segregation/categorization and storage process
  • Implementation of Freezer Management Program

□ Management of customer, metrics and department reports, and SOP/SOW maintenance

□ Provides training and development as well as back-up to associates to perform required tasks.

□ Performs administrative duties such as associate performance appraisals, succession planning, time card review, vacation scheduling, etc.

□ Creates and maintains: SOPs, SOWs, SPIs and KPIs.

□ Acts as a liaison between customer, Avantor Services and VWR sales.

□ Ensures GxP Compliance, Good Documentation Practices, Good Laboratory Practices

□ Brings Value to the customer from personal development in the industry.

□ Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

□ Advanced Chemistry Degree, or BS/BA with multiple years of experience in Chemical Segregation, applied/laboratory sciences with direct laboratory coursework and 3-5 years direct laboratory experience

□ 4-5 years applicable experience in scientific services/customer services/or account management

□ Previous experience managing associates is required

□ Spill containment , IATA, DOT, IMDG and Hazwoper training a plus

□ GMP and GLP training a plus

□ CPR training and OSHA Right to Know preferred

□ Experience with safe laboratory practices and procedures

□ Valid Drivers License and transportation

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

□ Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.

□ Knowledge of Information Access and ERP Systems; intermediate Microsoft Office Knowledge with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic understanding of Microsoft Access

□ Excellent customer service skills; display a professional can do attitude

□ Basic purchasing and inventory knowledge

□ High regard for safety, quality and adherence to protocols, policies and procedures

□ Must be flexible, adaptable, and multi-task oriented

□ Ability to self-manage and self-motivate; forward thinking

□ Strong verbal and written communication skills skills to interact with both customers and various departments within Avantor

□ Experienced in troubleshooting

□ Understanding of, and ability to administer Avantor’s policies consistently

□ Ability to make sound business decisions with limited consultation with manager


The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Typically works in an office/laboratory environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that may weigh up to 50lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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