Global Innovations Site Operations Specialist

  • Location: Athens, GA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #35570

We are looking for a Global Operations Support Specialist to join the Research & Development team at our pharmaceutical facility in Athens, GA. This is an 18-month contract position and a great opportunity to gain experience with Laboratory management!

Location: Athens, GA

Schedule: Monday-Friday, First Shift  

Pay: $20/hour


  • Support the Laboratory Operations Manager with purchasing and systems management to ensure operational excellence
  • Ensure high standards of operational support of activities across the Athens R&D site in line with best practices and governance.
  • Ensure that R&D laboratories function efficiently and are in full compliance with local and corporate regulations.
  • Provide support in activities including procurement of all laboratory supplies/consumables, consumable inventory stockrooms, distribution of ordered supplies, and housekeeping.
  • Ensure facilities are well maintained and secure, including staff security, housekeeping, and internal personnel safety.
  • Oversee and support the management of the waste flow processes and sterilization activities.
  • Perform or support regular monthly safety inspections of all laboratories and safety stations within the R&D department facility.
  • Ensure and support excellence in chemical management.
  • Support laboratory management with delivery, maintenance and disposal of laboratory equipment and inventory.
  • Ensure compliance with chemical management requirements (OSHA, internal standards)
  • Occasional travel between company sites may be required.


  • Professional knowledge of accounting or purchasing systems, budgeting, inventory, planning skills, and laboratory operational systems.
  • Moderate experience in various lab environments is beneficial and preferred.
  • demonstrated ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities in a passionate, positive, and professional manner.
  • Customer service focused with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams.
  • Influence without authority.
  • Ability to partner simultaneously with internal business colleagues and external consultants/experts as needed.
  • Outstanding flexibility, adaptability, and sense of accountability
  • Ability to represent team in a professional manner with stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 2 years’ experience in purchasing systems or budget management.
  • Experience in a laboratory or production area is preferred.
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