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Lab & Shipping Coordinator

Lab & Shipping Coordinator

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Supportive role to the R&D Team in development work and sample shipping to customers. This individual must possess superior organizational skills and create a reliable system of producing and recording product samples. Coordinate and organize day to day lab functions and raw materials and incoming/outgoing product shipments. Responsible for project raw material needs and staff allocation for project samples to arrive to customers as requested.


This role is vital in assisting R&D developers in meeting project time-lines, and ensuring delivery of samples to customers. Management of Lab Techs and Assistants essential for daily basic activities. There also are gaps in processes that need to be defined by this individual as they perform the required work. Create efficient work flow to alleviate work loads of sample builds from Food Scientists to meet project deadlines.


  • Highly Independent and Self Motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly Organized able to make decisions without constant supervision.
  • Cross Functional collaboration with plant personnel and production.
  • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory and kitchen area.
  • Maintain lab equipment, by recorded calibration, quality checks.
  • Maintain fresh sample supply by project requirement with supporting lot code information.
  • Implement lot number tracking system for raw materials and incoming/outgoing samples.
  • Keep Full supply of available Shipment Packaging and Materials.
  • Ensure prompt and reliable product delivery to customers.
  • Tracking deliveries and updating Sales and R&D with confirmation information.
  • Comply with all Company Quality Standards and Specifications.
  • Record and upkeep all lab utensils and equipment.
  • Communicate Consumption of Raw Materials and Product flow.
  • Establish work flow processes relevant to increased productivity and successfully instate these processes.
  • Must be able to work fluidly and react accordingly in a fast moving environment.
  • Have open and interactive communication with entire R&D Department.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project loads.


  • Manage Daily Schedules of Lab Technicians and Lab Assistants (2-5).
  • Reports to the R&D Manager.

Education & Experience:

  • 3-5 years of group management experience preferred.
  • Experience in food production or manufacturing.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.

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