Site Head

Gosselies, Wallonia, Belgium
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

About CellCarta

CellCarta is a leading provider of specialized precision medicine laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Leveraging its integrated analytical platforms in immunology, histopathology, proteomics and genomics, as well as related specimen collection and logistics services, CellCarta supports the entire drug development cycle, from discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The company operates globally with over 800 employees in its nine facilities located in Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, and China.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President of Scientific Lab Operations, the Site Head is responsible for the operational, and financial success of the site and laboratory. This includes, and is not limited to;

  • Building and leading high-performing and industry leading laboratory operations.  Ensuring staffing and training needs to meet customer demand while ensuring functional capabilities to support business strategies and P&L objectives.
  • Managing the development, growth, and ongoing profitability of the facility to achieve revenue, cost, and P&L objectives.
  • Budgeting, and supporting business case development for capital, and operational expenses.
  • Alignment, planning, oversight, and execution of activities required to meet global CellCarta strategic objectives.
  • Establish and maintain professional business relationships with clients, societies, industry officials, and peers across the CellCarta business.
  • Responsible through self and direct reports to lead, supervise, and coordinate all scientific, technical, and support activities of personnel at the site.
  • Ensures all pertinent company, and local authority safety practices are implemented and adhered to, with appropriate documentation maintained.
  • Ensure that operational activities are conducted in compliance with GCLP and CAP/CLIA standards and to regulatory agency standards (such as FDA/EMA) and that adherence to company SOPs and study protocols (validation plans and study plans) are maintained, ensuring all projects are “audit ready”
  • Serves as a member of the Global ImmuneCarta / ProteoCarta (ICPC) leadership team and provides input toward the financial growth and development of the ICPC business.
  • Lead within a matrixed organization.



Postgraduate degree (M.Sc or Ph.D) in a Life Science field (Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry etc.). Previous experience in Business Management with P&L responsibility within a CRO environment is preferred.

  • 7+ previous laboratory experience is required.  Business minded with related technical competency. 
  • Proven experience in a key leadership position, in a large Pharmaceutical or CRO with in-depth scientific laboratory operations, knowledge and expertise
  • Proven management skills, with ability to make tough calls, and act decisively.
  • Competitive, profit-driven individual able to create competitive advantage, able to realize business opportunities in conformity to the business strategy.
  • Excellent communication skills both up and down the organization
  • Outstanding management skills and performance management
  • Strong experience in managing the three pillars of a successful scientific operations: business, technical/scientific as well as regulatory component of each study
  • Solid business acumen
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical or CRO industry
  • Proven experience in a key leadership position, in a large Pharmaceutical or CRO with in-depth scientific laboratory operations, knowledge and expertise
  • Travel may be required from time to time.

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