An international agricultural manufacturing company is seeking a production laboratory manager to assist with all operational and manufacturing activities.


  • Must have a tertiary qualification in either horticulture or plant pathology or biochemistry or microbiology.
  • Must have experience in a sterile manufacturing environment
  • Must have experience in managing staff.
  • The successful candidate must have good communication skills.
  • The candidate should have authority and good leadership qualities.
  • Must be meticulous and quality-focused, analytical with good problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be willing to travel internationally from time to time.


  • Report manufacturing activities into international offices.
  • Manage coach, train and motivate team-leaders and laboratory staff.
  • Manage and oversee quality management, production planning and management of reports etc.
  • Develop initiatives in order to improve quality.
  • Implement, manage and oversee procedures.
  • Managing production laboratory activities and personnel in the production laboratory by evaluating laboratory personnel to determine training needs.
  • Train personnel in accordance with the latest ista rules
  • Participate in proficiency testing, obtaining a-rating.
  • Maintaining records on quality and certification.
  • Monitoring laboratory production stock.
  • Updating stock status in line with tests.
  • Managing and driving monthly personnel meetings ensuring that laboratory equipment is accurate and maintained.
  • Supplying prouction laboratory statistics as and when needed.
  • Manage the laboratory budget.

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