Operations Manager

Guildford, UK

ANGLE is a world-leading liquid biopsy company with offices in Guildford (UK), Toronto (Canada) and Philadelphia (US). ANGLE’s proven patent protected liquid biopsy platform products have the potential to be used in cancer diagnostics to enable early, accurate identification of an individual’s condition for the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of disease.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020*. ANGLE’s liquid biopsy technologies have the potential to help clinicians select the most appropriate drugs and therapies for an individual patient. As such, our technologies support the development of Precision Medicine.

In 2021 we opened GCLP compliant clinical laboratories in Guildford (UK) and Philadelphia (USA) to provide “pharma services” for cancer drug trials and, once the labs are accredited, laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for patient management. The pharma services business offers dynamic analysis of patient condition before, during and after the patient receives the drug, assessing both CTCs and CTC clusters recovered from a simple blood test. We are also pursuing an FDA product clearance for the Parsortix system and have submitted a full De Novo submission, which is currently in substantive review with FDA.

*IARC, WHO Cancer (who.int)

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our research and development facilities in Guildford, UK are looking for an Operations Manager specialising in supporting the commercial objectives of the business, including: RUO/IVD product fulfilment, service laboratory operations and quality objectives.

This important position, will manage a number of operational areas of the business as ANGLE enters its next phase of expansion, taking direct responsibility for the manufacturing, logistics and order fulfilment teams and processes at ANGLE Europe Ltd.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Hands-on responsibility to ensure day to day operations are efficient and effective and meet ANGLE quality system requirements at all times.
  • Take ownership of a range of relevant internal processes and procedures and ensure they are maintained and improved to maximise efficiency of operations.
  • Lead the functional teams improve and streamline current operations procedures and establish a range of supporting KPIs.
  • Work closely with ANGLE Finance team to ensure internal ERP and finance systems are fit for purpose and provide appropriate management information.
  • Provide leadership and operational excellence through continuous improvement approaches and Lean tools and techniques.
  • A full understanding and willingness to comply with internal standard processes, regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Hands-on management and detailed planning and of all internal and third-party manufacturing activities, supply chain and resources.
  • Hands-on management of all logistics operations and team including all aspects of operations and team members.
  • Hands-on management of the procurement of goods and services in line with established Company procedures (financial and quality)

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • A Subject Matter Expert (SME) qualified to degree level in relevant manufacturing, logistics and/or stock control/procurement discipline is essential.
  • Experienced in quality control practices and be capable of working within defined regulatory requirements in line with those outlined in ISO13485 or equivalent.
  • Previous in-depth experience within manufacturing/supply-chain in Medical Device or IVD sector highly desirable.
  • Management experience leading and inspiring operational teams to deliver results.
  • High energy, results-oriented leader who has demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams.
  • A sound working knowledge of health & safety, environmental and waste control in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented manager who has demonstrated success leading cross-functional teams.
  • Problem solver with a tactical approach who can effectively interface with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.
  • An eye for detail and commitment to high quality data.
  • Continuous learner with a keen appetite for cross-disciplinary work.
  • A flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and work ethic.

Join our Team

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas.

We are always in search of potential employees who share our vision and want to make a difference today. In your submission, please note the position you are interested in, describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

As a member of our excellent and fast-growing team you will receive opportunities for development and a competitive benefits package.

Salary estimate – £45000 – £50000

Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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