Business Unit Manager
Paredes, Porto District, Portugal
há 4 dias

Job Description


To lead an Eurofins Business Unit in the country along the agreed upon Strategy. Exceed business expansion and profitability goals.


  • Develop the Business Unit activities through organic growth while meeting agreed EBIT growth objectives.
  • Improve operations efficiency at laboratories. Streamline the operational processes and make good use of IT so as to achieve high efficiency.
  • Support the development, implementation and optimal use of the Company’s Laboratory Information Management System eLims and ensure its efficient usage at all levels of the laboratory to improve productivity and profitability.

  • Increase profitability to meet best industry standards in all activities.
  • Lead / take part in the marketing and sales process and ensure that the relations with the clients are good and efficient.
  • Attend and lead meetings with key clients, at all levels and develop an in depth knowledge of customer requirements through regular meetings.

  • Make sure that cross-selling synergies with other Eurofins laboratories in Europe are being developed.
  • Take appropriate measures to improve economic profit, including hands-on personal commitment in addressing situations where profit levels are too low.
  • Hire, motivate, develop and retain excellent Leaders and employees.
  • Define and agree goals and milestones with your team(s) and ensure goals are defined and communicated to their respective teams.
  • Set up customer centric Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress. Follow up as appropriate and become hands on if required to ensure achievement of goals.

  • Improve the technical and scientific aspects of the business units by ensuring the appropriate development and application of new techniques and business processes.
  • Develop with the management of the companies, fine tune and agree with the Group representative in your board, strategies, and a business plan.
  • Implement the strategy as agreed with the representative of your shareholder.

  • Prepare and propose annual budget and 3 years plan. Report on any deviations to deliver agreed upon results to your shareholders.
  • Develop and report on the Business Unit KPI’s.
  • Lead / take part in Group projects / initiatives / assignments in the Country and abroad as agreed from time to time with his or her board.
  • Ensure that the Team you are in charge of has appropriate systems, work ethics and policies in place to guarantee high quality of service to clients.
  • Maintain Customer satisfaction, including of internal customers.
  • Guarantee and control that all relevant legal and Health & Safety requirements are being abided to, that the accreditations are being maintained and regularly expanded and that all employees act according to Eurofins values.
  • Lead according to Eurofins Leadership Charter and act as a role model for leadership and staff.
  • Qualifications

    Approximately 4 years of professional experience. At least 2 years of these with full responsibility for P&L and proven financial success, preferably in the business services sector or in a small / mid-size company operating in a very competitive / low margin sector.

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