Analytical Group Leader - GLP
Company: Stepan Company
Posted on: October 8, 2021
The Analytical Group Leader-GLP is responsible
for the overall work effort and personnel in the Rapid
Analytical Testing Services (RATS) and EPA Good Laboratory
Practices (GLP) labs at Stepan Company - Northfield R&D.
Formally assigned the Test Facility Manager (TFM) for all EPA
regulated activities in the Analytical lab. Demonstrates
capabilities related to a broad set of analysis methods for
surfactants and polymers, including but not limited to various
titration techniques, Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid
Chromatography (LC), Ion Chromatography (IC), Inductively Coupled
Plasma (ICP), and various other physical property measurements.
Problem solves and troubleshoots instrument/method issues.
Effectively drives small technical teams for results,
precision, accuracy, and efficiency. Provides technical
advice and training to direct reports and colleagues. May direct
the work of three or more group members closely, with four or more
technicians under the direct reports. Communicates
effectively with internal customers/stakeholders and documents
meticulously. Builds constructive relationships with other
WGs and departments to build bridges and remove barriers; relates
well throughout the organization. Independently develops
short term and long term resource plans and has responsibility for
managing/leading projects through assigning/delegating, hiring,
training, scheduling, coordinating, and following-up activities.
Presents technical information such as new products,
technologies, methods, etc. to customers and industry conferences.
Actively participates in safety/waste programs and steadfastly
adheres to safety policies/standards. Conceives of projects and
ideas to contribute to the overall growth of Stepan.
- Lab and personnel management
- Test Facility Manager (TFM) for EPA GLP activities
- Project workload balancing
- Effectively and timely communication with
- 3-5 Years Industry experience required; 6-10 Years Experience
Preferred depending on depth of experience prior to Industry.
- Must have EPA GLP documentation and auditing experience, as
well as recent laboratory experience in analytical
- Demonstrated ability to lead small teams and use communications
tools appropriate for the target audience.
- Familiarity with data and error analysis, small group
leadership, negotiation with customers/stakeholders, and developing
subject matter experts and other team leaders.
- Must be self-motivated and able to foster collaboration with
other team members..
- B.S. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering,
or closely related field required; PhD Preferred
Established in 1932,
Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate
chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty
ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional
products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface
cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing
locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of
growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career
opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals
at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving
our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team
members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving
We celebrate diversity
at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive
environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other
status protected by applicable law.
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