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Director/VP of Chemistry Operations 

Category Chemistry  

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) is actively seeking to hire a Director/VP of Chemistry Operations. FSNS is actively growing our chemistry testing capabilities within our existing laboratories and adding chemistry capabilities to our new laboratories. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that brings Food Chemistry testing expertise and management experience to help guide our growth. Some of the duties this position will oversee and direct include: operational planning how to better serve our customers for existing and new business, direct the development and implementation strategies for new methods needed to expand the business, help grow the technical staff within our chemistry laboratories, and develop business metrics necessary to effectively run the business.


  • Oversee food laboratory operations within the Chemistry division
  • Meet or exceed revenue and operating margin goals developed by the company
  • Ensure customer satisfaction
  • Vendor interactions to determine efficiencies, equipment needs and cutting edge supply approaches
  • Establish programs to ensure new methods are incorporated to meet customer needs
  • Ensure up to date Quality and Operational Manuals are maintained for the division.
  • Determine services to be offered with method, pricing, requirements, and turn-around-time
  • Ensure Laboratories follow directed FSNS Safety Programs
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements including documentation and records maintenance
  • Provide guidance to laboratory management in inventory and equipment maintenance
  • Ensure personnel management within this division is properly managed to include selection of qualified staff, performance management, development, and compensation
  • Manage customer relations and satisfaction in concert with customer support, consulting team, and sales
  • Financial planning, manage to expense budgets, and meet quarterly revenue and operating margin targets
  • Assist in sales and marketing of Chemistry Services
  • Provide oversight and guidance so that laboratories are maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open and timely manner
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training


  • Perform other duties as assigned


This position has supervisory responsibilities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Position Requirements

• Master of Science in Chemistry or related field in Chemistry
• Ph.D. degree in Chemistry preferred
• Two years of management level experience required; commercial lab preferred
• Training in laboratory audits, A2LA-ISO regulations and guidelines and related quality assurance experience
• Business knowledge as it relates to budgeting, labor analysis, and gross profit
• Advanced studies in food science preferred
• Or equivalent combination and experience
• Experience in testing food matrices desired

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Salary Range  
Position Director/VP of Chemistry Operations  
Division Food Safety Net Services  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number CHE-17-00010  
Location San Antonio  
About the Organization Our company offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in the food safety industry. We welcome individuals who are looking for a dynamic organization that prides itself in its unequivocal excellence in service to its customers and employees.
Our People: We are committed to creating long-term value for our people, supporting their success and satisfaction as our internal customers and team members.

Diversity: We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including (but not limited to) Women, Minorities, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Benefits: Our company offers an attractive wage and benefit package. Our competitive salary, combined with our insurance and benefits, make us the "logical career choice".

• Progressive 401k Retirement Savings Plan
• Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
• Group Medical
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Dental
• Paid Holidays and Time Off
• Many positions which qualify for the company bonus program  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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