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.

Come join an industry leader. Apply today!



  1. Master’s Degree preferred

  2. Strong working knowledge of finance

  3. Strong people leader

  4. Animal operations experience desired



  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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