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  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Salary: Very competitive salary + benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

Are you a versatile and conscientious Operations Management professional, with a background in professional business operations within a regulated environment? A pioneering biotechnology organisation on the outskirts of Oxford is looking for an Associate Director, Business Operations, to bring significant expertise and help with the exciting expansion of the company.
This is a permanent position, offering an excellent salary and benefits package to discuss on application.
We are looking for an astute individual with strong experience in managing processes and day-to-day operations, with an awareness of finance and legal processes, line management skills and a growth mindset. Experience from a regulated life science environment (biotech, medical devices, ATMP, diagnostics etc) would be a strong advantage but is not essential.
Your role will include:
  • Managing lab and office construction and move projects, working alongside Facilities and Project Management professionals.
  • Collaborating with the Lab Manager to oversee Oxford site’s Health and Safety systems and policies, ensuring the company is always fully compliant and aligned with the global organisation.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the building. Ensuring property faults are dealt with quickly, the building operates effectively for the requirements of the team, and spaces are maintained to a high standard.
  • Being a culture champion within the organisation leading with best practices and ways-of-working. Being proactive in making suggestions for improvements to company culture.
  • Managing site budget and tracking spend.
  • Working with the wider team to ensure legal, financial and purchasing processes align with global systems.
  • Managing the IT infrastructure and systems used by the full Oxford team. Working with the global IT teams to introduce new systems and infrastructure improvements and ensure security of information.
  • Supervising teams and leading training initiatives.
  • Communicating goals clearly to employees to ensure understanding and success in achieving them.
  • Motivating and inspiring employees to do their best work through coaching.
  • Maintaining morale and supporting employee engagement initiatives.
  • Upholding company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Supporting and complying with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Strong Operations Management background, ideally gained within a regulated environment.
  • Life science (biotech, ATMP, medical device, diagnostics, pharmaceutical) background preferred but not essential.
  • High emotional intelligence, with a conscientious approach to leadership and an ability to see how the company values can be truly embedded and reinforced throughout the organisation.
  • Ability to understand key business priorities for day-to-day operations.
  • Good understanding of finance and legal processes.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft
Full details will be provided on application. This is a permanent role in Oxford, Oxfordshire.