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Team Leader - Analytical

Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
Reading, England
Expiry Date
The analytical function in Formulated Products Technology provide innovative solutions to business problems through the application of analytical chemistry.

Job Description

This involves both the efficient delivery of high throughput QC testing through to detailed investigative problem solving. This role leads a dynamic team of analytical scientists specialising in separation science and elemental analysis.

The successful candidate will possess a chemistry degree (or similar); knowledge of a wide range of analytical techniques (separation science and elemental desirable, though not essential) and particularly, the ability to inspire and lead a team of technical experts to deliver innovation in efficiency, accuracy and technique development, all in support of a global fuels and lubricants business.

The specific knowledge, skills and experiences required are:

  • Manage and deliver an innovative and efficient analytical offer, and/or technique development portfolio, in accordance with the requirements of the business.
  • Strive for innovation in efficiency, accuracy, technique development and application
  • Provide leadership to your team comprising of experts, specialists, analysts and placement students as well as agency workers.
  • Recruit and develop high-quality staff for the short, medium, and long-term benefit of the company
  • Prioritise work across the whole customer-base in conjunction with technologists/senior technologists in each area
  • Work with the analytical manager to continuously improve operational efficiency in your team and specialist area, adopting best practice as appropriate
  • Work with other team leaders in the analytical function to ensure analytical demand is met within expected and agreed timeframes, and that any deviation from this is communicated effectively
  • Monitor the team’s performance against agreed KPIs, ensuring that targets are achieved
  • Promote the capabilities and depth of technology to internal and external customers
  • Assist the analytical manager in controlling the analytical budget, both revenue and capex. Work with technologists/senior technologists to recommend and justify capital expenditure
  • Advise on specialist areas of analytical technology/techniques with internal and external partners
  • Develop and maintain beneficial relationships with customers, stakeholders, and third parties

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of an advanced analytical chemistry group with vision to become the best in class. BP offers a highly competitive remuneration package, development opportunities and excellent working conditions. Follow the link to learn more and apply.