Antech Diagnostics

Regional Vice President

ID 2021-4805

Overview

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For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been the hallmark of the veterinary industry.  At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

 

Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.

 

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets.

Responsibilities

The Regional Vice President coordinates and directs the activities of laboratory management to assure profitable and successful operations.  These activities include technical direction, quality control and assurance, safety, client and employee relations, cost control, and general administration. 

 

  • Assist the Vice President North American Lab Operations on developing a strategic plan for the laboratory network and in coordination with the management team implement the plan.
  • Work with Lab Managers to identify and implement optimal structure and core processes for lab operations.
  • Responsible for managing the operations budget and achieve assigned margin and cost per test goals.
  • Provide technical direction and supervision to laboratory personnel.
  • Maintain work environment that encourages equal employment opportunity, employee development and communication.
  • Monitor laboratory and administrative performance to maintain or improve operational and financial efficiencies. Develop corrective action plans to address identified deficiencies. 
  • Implement new services and markets as planned by the VP North American Lab Operations and corporate.
  • Standardize laboratory methodology for existing and future services utilizing Antech’s Standard Operating Procedures. Ensure new methodology is implemented and tested so that all analysis activities are in compliance with quality, safety, and other applicable procedures.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationship between key personnel and client base.
  • Monitor and resolve client concerns, answer questions, and provide technical expertise when necessary.
  • Assist clients in interpretation of laboratory data and provide related consulting.
  • Participate in marketing, sales and client relations programs as required by the Vice President and corporate.
  • Provide guidance and technical expertise to the client and company personnel to understand and solve technical problems and issues.
  • Develop and maintain systems that insure the technical competency of personnel within the lab.
  • Provide corporate personnel with necessary information to document the progress of the laboratory.
  • Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, performance appraisal, and employment record documentation.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in clinical laboratory management and related technologies.
  • Maintain knowledge of Antrim and other applicable laboratory management systems that are required to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure that employees obtain knowledge sufficient to perform job responsibilities. Institute and maintain systems to monitor and verify related training.
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Actively participate in and support efforts to improve the service provided by the laboratory.  Attend meetings and conferences to support corporate quality and production objectives. 

Qualifications

  • A Master’s (or advanced) Degree in Science, Biology, or related field
  • Seven or more years’ experience in a Clinical Laboratory with at least 3 years in a multi-site setting preferred
  • Specialized knowledge in hematology
  • Ability to build a supportive team environment
  • Excellent client management and business literacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Maintain a cooperative and collaborative team by establishing a strong and independent management team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues
  • Manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • 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 lab operations

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