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Laboratory Planning and Operations Manager

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General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours




Main Goal

At our Research Center located in Chappes (63, near Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France), our Molecular Analysis Platform is looking for its future Laboratory Planning and Operations Manager, on a permanent contract.

You will report to the Molecular Analysis Platform Manager, and interact directly with the Genotyping Production Managers to develop and manage the platform's planning and requirements.

Job description

Your team is responsible for creating genotyping projects, purchasing and invoicing analyses carried out by the laboratory.

Your main missions will be to:

► Develop and manage the planning of genotyping projects in collaboration with Genotyping Production Managers and the laboratory's clients.

► Monitor their requests and interact effectively with the Molecular Analysis Platform Manager to adjust resources and project turnaround times.

► Participate in budget preparation and control expenses.

► Oversee operating and capital expenditure in accordance with the budget plan.

► Manage and optimize the billing process to customers for genotyping projects performed by the laboratory.

► Prepares monthly reports on Key Performance Indicators and operations.

► Manage a team of up to five people, assign tasks, ensure appropriate training, and evaluate performance.

Skills: what we expect of you


► Master degree in Planning, Science, Engineering or related discipline with at least 4 years of experience in management of activity and people.


► Experience in supervision, training, and personnel management.
► Experience in planning and project management.
► Knowledge of computer programs and applications, such as Microsoft Office, data visualization tools and, or database management.
► Knowledge in genotyping is a plus.
► Knowledge in programming is a plus.


► Must be innovative and detail oriented.
► Strong analytical skills.
► Good communication and interpersonal skills.


Joining our Limagrain Europe teams means benefiting from opportunities for growth and professional development within a dynamic and collaborative work environment. It's the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research to help shape tomorrow's agriculture. It means working in a diverse and inclusive environment where innovation, creativity and collaboration are encouraged and valued.

Joining Limagrain Europe also means enjoying a range of benefits:

- Attractive salary and target-based bonus
- 214-day work agreement
- Family health insurance
- Supplementary pension plan
- CE benefits
- A "balanced life": telecommuting agreement for compatible positions up to 8 days/month, company restaurant
- An induction program and regular training courses

Limagrain Europe is committed to diversity and inclusion, sources of progress and wealth for the company, and offers equal opportunities to all candidates.

This permanent job position is located in our Research Center of Chappes, near Clermont-Ferrand, in France, and is to be filled as soon as possible.



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Local contract only

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Job location

Europe, France, Auvergne, Puy de Dôme (63)


28 Rte d Ennezat, 63720 Chappes, France

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • French (4 - Fluent)