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EUROFINS FRONTIER GLOBAL SCIENCES Director of Operations - Biotech & Manufacturing in BOTHELL, Washington

Company Description Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products. In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products. In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years. Job Description Since 1999, Eurofins Genomics Blue Heron (aka Blue Heron Biotech) has been a pioneer in the gene synthesis industry and has delivered tens of millions of base pairs of perfectly accurate genes to thousands of customers worldwide using its proprietary GeneMaker® multi-technology platform. We are 100% committed to serving our customers with high quality, strict confidentiality standards, and improved business efficiency. In mid-2019 Blue Heron was acquired by Eurofins Scientific and became a partner of the Eurofins Genomics US division. Blue Heron is searching for Director of Operationto join our team. The Director of Operations will report to the President of Eurofins Genomics Blue Heron and lead the day-to-day operations of the gene synthesis operations at the Eurofins Genomics Blue Heron with P&L responsibility. Number of Employees under Responsibility: 30 Responsibilities/Accountabilities * Oversees, directs, coordinates, and prioritizes the daily activities related Blue GeneMaker® platform which includes Gene synthesis, Sanger sequencing and plasmid DNA production. * Analyze current equipment and processes, lead the lean projects to help improve the productivity. * Support the development, implementation and optimal use of equipment and systems and ensure its efficient usage at all levels of manufacturing to improve productivity and profitability. * Design and lead automation projects to streamline and improve the manufacturing process and make good use of IT to achieve high efficiency. * Works closely with R&D, Maintenance and IT departments for implementing new equipment, new manufacturing processes and new products * Implement process controls, validations and metrics for the production equipment to monitor the stability of the manufacturing process * Reviews analytical test results and process controls to ensure stability of process and product quality under proper documentation. * Hires, motivates, develops and retain excellent staff and manager under duty and make sure the essential training schedule is followed * Define and agree goals and milestones with the managers and staff and ensure goals are defined and co