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Antech Diagnostics Senior Laboratory Operations Manager, Europe in Cologne, Germany

About Us

At the heart of Antech are two foundational truths ‒ a deep affection for animals and a desire to see them live longer, healthier lives. We’re committed to supporting veterinary care teams with a flexible, ‘can-do’ spirit resulting in healthy pets, happy pet owners, and a high-performing practice.


• Oversee operational implementation phases of laboratory integrations, greenfield or acquisition.

• Assessing current operating model and processes, scoping and planning conversion/integration plans, and successfully executing these integrations.

• Monitoring key measures of success across adherence to timelines, budget, partner, and customer experience.

• Carry out operational activities as needed by the project at various levels including equipment procurement requests, providing technical requirements, personnel training, and management.

• Liaise and form productive, collaborative relationships with key Lab Operations and other stakeholders of partner laboratories.

• Identify areas of risk and special sensitivity and form plans to mitigate those risks.

• Collaboration with all relevant functional teams and key stakeholders.

• Lead process for developing and delivering detailed business and operational plans for key initiatives with ROI projections and budgets.

• Establish, define, and implement objectives and goals for assigned projects and oversee projects to ensure teams to meet deadlines and established objectives.

• Focus on developing, in collaboration with relevant leaders, a long-term business strategy.

• Manage regular reports to relevant stakeholders on project progress including milestones, risks, and KPIs.


• Proven experience working in a process driven, Senior Operations role.

• A bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is highly desired.

• Reference lab or healthcare experience highly desired.

• Demonstrated experience innovating, leading, and executing process improvement projects.

• Project management experience.

• Ability to communicate effectively within the organisation to ensure alignment and consistency.

• Collaborative and team focused approach.

• Able to manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment.

• Strong organisation, time management and attention to detail skills.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills, including documentation of findings and recommendations.

• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.

• Ability to be self-directed and motivated.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Must be able to travel as needed to meet the needs of global operational objectives.

• C1 or Business Professional level of English.

• Fluency in German is highly desired.