Managing Director - Central Laboratory

Global Life Science Hub
Europe; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; United Kingdom
Start date
24 Jan 2023
Closing date
23 Feb 2023

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Full Time
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Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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General Manager - Central Laboratory - Remote Europe

Global Life Science Hub has taken on an incredible opportunity to appoint a new General Manager / CEO with a fantastic Central Laboratory client that provides unique lab services, including speciality testing, sample management, biomarker, and kits & logistics to a wide range of pharma/biotech companies ranging from start-up to top 10.

Currently, operating at $8 Billion in revenue and a growth rate of 20% in headcount consecutively for the past 5 years opens a brand new opportunity for a new leader to take the reins of the Drug Discovery CRO department that currently sits at 400 employees.

The appointed General Manager will be responsible for a reporting line of 4 Country General Managers and a P&L of $140 Million. The GM is expected to push the growth of the entire pre-clinical research and drug discovery unit through organic growth, new business, and additional M&As.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Organizing a growing, flexible, profitable, and as efficient as possible production and ensuring continuous improvement of processes and methods.
  • Determining the commercial strategy in line with the companies objectives and business strategy.
  • Development of long-term partnerships with key accounts and further expansion of the customer portfolio.
  • People management; managing and developing a high-performance team.
  • Following market developments and responding efficiently to new opportunities.
  • Ensuring customer service, managing, and coordinating registration, reporting and invoicing.
  • Guarantee smooth internal cooperation; between sales, sales support, production (laboratories) and logistics
  • Ensuring a continuous improvement culture.
  • Full budget responsibility and working closely with the group controller for budget monitoring and forecasting

Job Requirements:

The appointed candidate must be a solid energetic leader who can successfully translate and realise the ambitious growth plans. The ideal candidate is a pragmatic people manager with proven success in leadership, sales and change, managing both an operational and commercial P&L. You have the drive and ambition to continue to grow. You have demonstrable experience in, preferably in a business CRO/Lab organisation.
  • Must have a completed life-science degree
  • Extensive P&L management experience
  • A proven commercial track record; success in managing key accounts and developing new business relations
  • Must have experience working your way up, running departments and now overseeing entire business units


The Global Life Science Hub are a niche Life Science headhunting firm. We place professionals across Europe and the US for a variety of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and CRO companies ranging from small start-ups to large global organisations.


With over 15 years of experience across our senior leadership team, The Global Life Science Hub provides functional services and consulting with a solid mission to accelerate, strengthen and enhance global clinical trials. Financially backed by specialist head-hunting firm, AL Solutions. We are primed to continue the growth and development in the Clinical Development and Biometrics sectors with the support of AL2S3 to effectively expand our functional services globally.

The Global Life Science Hub strives to ensure that all of our clinical research clients can meet their end-point goals by providing a better alternative to recruitment agencies, CROs and other 3rd party vendors.

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