General Manager Agro Testing Germany (m/f/d)
Jena, Thuringia, Germany
vor 1 Tg.

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific through its subsidiaries is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products testing and in agroscience CRO services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies.

In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty esoteric and molecular clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

With over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostics.

The Group objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Job Description

General Manager will develop the agro testing business in Germany in a way that Eurofins becomes a trusted key player in this area.


  • Develop the local Business Unit activities through organic growth of at least 10% each year.
  • Design and implement the local, long-term strategy to grow the business and to challenge especially the competitive prices in the market and next to this development of on-site / on-field analytics.
  • Improve operations efficiency and meet the required turn-around-times of the local market and the international intercompany clients.
  • Increase the visibility of Eurofins within the agro testing business.
  • Make sure that cross-selling synergies with other Eurofins business units are being developed.
  • Take appropriate measures to improve economic profit.
  • Hire, motivate, develop and retain excellent employees.
  • Improve the technical and scientific aspects by ensuring the appropriate development and application of new techniques, products, services and business processes (including several IT topics).
  • Prepare and propose annual budget and 3 years plan. Report on any deviations to deliver agreed upon results to his / her shareholders.
  • Develop and report on the Business Unit KPI’s.
  • Lead / take part in Group initiatives / assignments as agreed from time to time with his or her board.
  • In relation with your Business Line Director, identify, negotiate and manage the profitable integration of acquisitions in accordance with strategic goals and decisions / guidelines defined by the board.
  • Build strong relationships toward your key customers and maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Guarantee and control that all relevant legal and Health & Safety requirements are being abided to, that the accreditations are being maintained and regularly expanded and that all employees act according to Eurofins values, especially work ethics and policies.
  • Lead according to Eurofins Leadership Charter and act as a role model for leadership and staff.
  • Qualifications

    Approximately 10 years of professional experience. At least 3 years of these with full responsibility for P&L (of a business with at least 50 staff and sales >

    3 M€ / year) and proven financial success, preferably in the business services sector or in a small / mid-size company operating in a very competitive / low margin sector.

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