Covance Site Director Animal Operations in Alice, Texas

Job Overview

We currently have an opening for a Director of Operations at our site in Alice, TX . Some of the duties include:

  • Responsible for the daily oversight of animal and veterinary operations

  • Communicate with importation/exportation agencies and regulatory agencies

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory affairs, e.g. USDA, CDC, AALAC, USF&W, US Customs

  • Point person for client and visitor audits/visits

  • Supports Covance and CRP in the management and obtaining of primate contracts

  • Achieves/exceeds budgeted revenues and profits in contribution to CRP’s operation

  • Direct and manage CRP-TX personnel.

  • Support HR initiatives to enhance recruitment and retention

  • Determines capital expenditure needs to meet government regulation, expansion, or basic repair/replacement.

  • Develops and submits Capital Expenditure Requests (CER’s).

  • Supports and implements business development and cost saving initiatives within/for the primate division

  • Transform business processes through site process improvement leadership

  • Member of Alice, TX IACUC Committee

You will be interacting with:

  • Internal- all levels of Corporate Covance and Covance Research Products management, staff and direct reports

  • External- clients including pharmaceutical, academic, biotech and government groups at all levels, outside organizations and professional associations, regulatory agencies

  • Travel is required: Client & Vendor Visits, Trade Shows, Company meetings/functions.

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Education/Qualifications

Required:

  1. Master’s Degree preferred

  2. Strong working knowledge of finance

  3. Strong people leader

  4. Animal operations experience desired

Experience

Required:

  1. Business experience in the health care and/or drug development industry

  2. Ten years experience in the pharma, CRO industry, or manufacturing industry with solid management experience

  3. Experience with operational elements of required business industries

  4. 5-10 years Management experience.

  5. Client facing experience

  6. Process improvement methodology

Job Number 2018-19985

Job Category Scientific Advanced

Position Type Full-Time

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