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(Archived) Leader - Quality Control

Last Updated: 3/31/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Position Description:

The leader position has the responsibility for the administration and direction of day-to-day operations in Quality Control at the Winslow site. The leader will facilitate individual activities and the necessary steps to ensure team alignment with and completion of business objectives to test animal health products in a timely manner.

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Leadership - Helps to develop and communicate objectives, testing schedules, and resource plans for the team; holds self, team, and individuals accountable for meeting objectives (safety, compliance, testing requirements, cost control, etc.); ensures the appropriate resources are available to execute day-to-day tasks throughout entire scope of leadership; demonstrates integrity at all times.

  • Provides Safe Work Environment – Ensures colleagues wear proper PPE; follows and ensures all safety policies and procedures are followed; sets a good example on safety; proactively seeks out safety risks in their area and aids with closure.

  • Operates in Compliance – Maintains procedures that are compliant with Elanco and regulatory standards. Follows and enforces good documentation practices involved with testing and laboratory records; ensures issues and risks are promptly reported, drives to root cause, and develops effective corrective and preventative actions.

  • Establishes a Productive Work Environment - Actively encourages team building within and across departments; supports and promotes company policies; willing and able to address personnel issues in a positive, professional, and consistent manner; creates and maintains an atmosphere where viewpoints and feelings can be shared; initiates, leads and completes continuous improvement activities; supports management decisions with actions and words.

  • Supervises People – Ensures performance management objectives are developed; administers interim and final reviews consistent with the performance management process; provides support through encouragement, coaching, feedback, reinforcement and recognition; recognizes and pursues development opportunities for people within the team; communicates, monitors and provides feedback on job expectations of direct reports.

Minimum Qualification (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Proven ability to supervise others, which includes providing positive and constructive feedback, strong communication skills, and the ability to get results through influence and teamwork.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain FBI Select Agent Clearance.

  • Knowledge USDA regulations and requirements.

  • Ability to interface with technology including JMP, SAP, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.

  • Unable to be in direct contact with avian species outside of the workplace.

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to work collaboratively across diverse teams and consistently prioritize safety and quality at all levels.

  • Operational excellence/lean manufacturing experience.

Other Information:

  • First shift with some weekend responsibilities


Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...