Laboratories & Support Manager
Q8 is a dynamic international company in full transformation to a sustainable Mobility player. In addition to our traditional business of filling stations and lubricants, we are very much focused on electric and other future-oriented mobility solutions.
For KPRT, the research & test facilities of Q8 at Rotterdam, we are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and experienced:
Laboratories & Support Manager
- Are you looking for a challenging managerial role in R&D laboratories?
- Do you have a background or experience in petrochemicals or another chemical industry?
- Are you a passionate research professional with communication skills?
- You are a great people manager and procedural expert at the same time?
- And you are open for a multicultural environment?
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Then we definitely want to get to know you better! So read on and check whether the job content and our expectations match yours. Are you interested, but do you still have questions? Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions.
What would be your role?
As the Laboratories & Support Manager you make sure that everything is in place for the laboratory to perform its function as R&D Hub for Q8 in Europe and the parent company in Kuwait. This exciting challenge is composed of various responsibilities: operations, finance, health & safety, staff training & development, planning, waste & stock management and customer satisfaction.
Your team’s goal is to provide analytical and testing services as part of product development and quality control for external and internal customers in a timely and cost efficient manner. That means people are your responsibility in terms of recruitment, training and appraisal, efficient and fair work planning. You set objective standards so that they achieve the agreed service levels. In the near future, additional laboratories may have to be set-up.
You also ensure that the laboratories and all test equipment, installations and buildings are fit-for-purpose and comply with regulations, and you work within the permit requirements. This also means that you strictly monitor and control the financials and keep them in line with budget, including monthly reporting.
Through regular calibrations and audits you maintain compliance with management and systems procedures (ISO 9001, ISO 17025, RC 14001, OHSAS 18001 as well as the internal SSHEMS. Needless to say, you strive for continuous improvement by initiating internal and external customer surveys to confirm and maintain excellent performance of laboratory services.
What do you need to fulfill this role successfully?
- You have a University Degree in a Chemistry discipline (or equivalent)
- You have at least 10 years relevant business and professional experience in a petroleum environment or in a research environment.
- You have a good understanding of petroleum products, potentially with experience in refining or upstream operations
- You have a practical understanding of R&D processes and product development
- You have relevant knowledge of ISO, SHE and management systems
- Strong people management skills are needed to bring the best out in people
- You have excellent communicating skills
What do we offer?
Q8 offers you a challenging and dynamic environment with lots of development opportunities. We strive for a good work-life balance for everyone. We work hard, but we value and encourage time for relaxation and complete detachment.
You can count on an attractive salary package. Supplemented with some extra legal benefits such as a group insurance and 36 vacation days etc.
Send your profile to recruiter Niels Klockaerts ([email protected]). We will always get back to you quickly. Are we inspired by your story and profile? Then we'll invite you for an interview and take it from there.
Q8 is one of the world’s top energy conglomerates, with close to 5.000 service stations in Europe, of which over 700 in the Benelux region, operating under the brands Q8, Q8 easy and Tango. Our Benelux headquarters are located in Antwerp and The Hague, with subsidiary offices in Antwerp (BE), Bertrange (LU) and Rotterdam (NL), employing over 1.000 colleagues in the offices and another 1.000 in the Q8 service stations.
Q8 is in full transformation towards becoming a sustainable Mobility player, offering a broad range of innovative and sustainable products and mobility services beyond fuel. Think of Q8 & Tango electric, HVO100-sustainable diesel and CNG. Or smart mobility apps for car sharing, parking, pay-per-use insurance and roadside assistance. In addition, Q8 explores new partnerships with leading players to offer an unsurpassed shop experience. These are but a few of our innovative recipes to reach our ultimate goal: being the best possible partner on the go and making every customer journey sustainable.
As an employer, we encourage a culture of leadership and respect within a diverse workforce, where accountability, collaboration and experimentation are very important. Therefore, we offer continuous learning and self-improvement within a digital future proof work environment. Q8 focuses on building a community that challenges itself professionally and inquisitively in relation to colleagues, customers and partners.