SGS North America
General Manager
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-South Brunswick Township Map
Posted: 11/29/2021
Closing: 12/28/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Company Description  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description  

SGS is searching for a General Manager to join our Dayton, NJ laboratory. The General Manager is accountable for the overall performance of the regional EHS laboratory.  It is their responsibility to ensure clients’ expectations are met by providing high-quality sample analyses delivered in a timeline that exceeds industry standards. This position will provide technical solutions to meet the needs of our clients while achieving or exceeding data quality, turnaround time, sales and profitability objectives. The General Manager reports directly into the Vice President, EHS North America.

The General Manager:

  • Profitably manage the SGS Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) business in line with budget targets and Group objectives focusing on analysis quality and client service
  • Prepare capital and operating budgets. Monitor performance according to divisional operation budgets and take corrective action, when required
  • Work with technical staff to resolve client service and technical issues
  • Maintain strong client relationships and deliver new opportunities by regularly visiting key customers
  • Deliver a sustainable business result that meets or exceeds safety targets, financial targets and our objectives in relation to the development and retention of people
  • Motivate and hold our employees accountable against specific performance objectives
  • Perform regular in department visits as well as desk top reviews of operations
  • Work in conjunction with the functional support groups to ensure a proactive and planned approach to budgets, human resource planning and the use of analytical instrumentation and information technology
  • Build a skills matrix and provide development and career opportunities for staff and field employees
  • Deliver margin execution solution for operations, and a quality standard that always meets customer expectations
  • Ensure we have evidence that verifies we are meeting industry and customer expected standards
  • Manage people and performance daily, acting quickly and decisively
  • Performs other duties as required

  • Degree in chemistry preferred; will consider degree in business OR technical degree in other scientific fields, or related degree and commensurate experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial statements and operating budgets required.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement of this position.
  • Works effectively and efficiently under pressure and priorities well. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Makes evaluative judgments.
  • Assists in budget preparation.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to investigate, analyze and solve problems and draw conclusions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook). Proficiency in using LIMS system.

Additional Information  

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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General Manager