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Client Services Team Leader – Eurofins Environment Testing

Eurofins NSC Canada Inc

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 6, 2021.

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 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 to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialized clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Primary Purpose: Under direction from the Operations Manager, the Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the complete management of the sample reception department. Ensuring samples are processed quickly and efficiently through the LIMS system, and coordinating the log in team to allow the fastest workflow is a key responsibility of the role. The TL will be expected to ensure all bottle shipments are managed in a timely fashion, stock room management is maintained and ensuring sample reception coordinates with other client service departments to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receiving samples from clients at the counter directly or by courier delivery
  • Sorting samples and making note of any deficiencies and updating PMs
  • Discussing the project with the client to ensure clarity of the requirements, if necessary
  • Using the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to log-in samples and generate labels
  • Preparing bottles for client pick-up or shipping
  • Ensuring phones are answered quickly and client needs are addressed
  • Ensures the department is operating effectively and efficiently
  • Acts as a back-up to other departmental Supervisors for administrative duties
  • Ensures rush or priority samples are processed in a timely manner assuring client commitments are kept
  • Performing interviews and training of new staff
  • Coordinating between departments to ensure CoC errors are followed up
  • Reviewing confirmations and updating projects within LIMS
  • Maintaining the waste system and stock room/sample storage
  • Participating in weekly management meetings
  • Coordinating supplies and supporting operations for all Ontario locations


  • Good understanding of IT and PC applications and software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,etc.)
  • Good communication skills, work effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of environmental samples considered an asset
  • Self-starter, ambitious and energetic
  • Lab experience considered an asset
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent telephone and people skills with client experience
  • LIMS knowledge considered a strong advantage
  • Environmental testing and regulatory needs considered a strong advantage

Additional Information

Working Conditions:

  • This position is working in an office/lab environment where sitting is required for greater than 50% of the time. Lifting requirements of no more than 40 lbs.
  • Shift work and overtime may be required, as well as working periodic weekends and/or evenings.

Eurofins supports equal opportunities for inclusion and invites all qualified applicants to apply; if accommodations are required in the application or interview process, please contact us via Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – no phonecalls or emails please! Selected candidates can expect to be contacted in 3-6 weeks.