Section Manager

Hill Laboratories are New Zealand's largest privately owned analytical laboratory. With laboratories across New Zealand, we use the latest technology to supply a broad range of laboratory tests to domestic and international markets in three testing areas: Agriculture, Environmental and Food. 

We have an opportunity for a Section Manager to join our laboratory operations department in Hamilton. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role will be focused on creating a great working environment for the members of the section, while ensuring that all expected section operational, quality, analytical technology, and financial outcomes are delivered. 

This is an amazing opportunity for the right person to advance their career in laboratory management to deliver analytical services.

Our Section Managers play an important role in providing input to strategic and business planning activities in their market sector and across the company. 

The successful candidate will have

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience and track record in identifying and implementing improvements
  • A passion for co-ordinating and developing staff
  • A well organised and structured approach
  • The ability to innovate and problem solve
  • Great time management and prioritisation skills
  • A strong customer focus to deliver results
  • Drive and energy to achieve
  • The ability to develop long-term views of where the section is heading and plan accordingly

As a strong leader with a big picture focus you will promote and foster a culture of continuous improvement.  A key focus will be achieving optimum performance against KPI's.  Ideally you will have a technical background with a good understanding of a laboratory processing environment. 

The ideal candidate will have a tertiary science qualification with a minimum of 5 years industry experience and be someone who has demonstrated the ability to manage staff, resources and budgets in a high throughput technically advanced laboratory environment. 

We offer a competitive package and rewarding career in a well-balanced and family-conscious setting.


At Hill Laboratories, we believe in looking after our people. That’s why the P in our PIHA values stands for ‘People are valued and we enjoy our work’. We provide our staff with a wide range of job related learning and development opportunities as well as more holistic benefits including social events and health initiatives. 


This will be an excellent opportunity for you to contribute strongly to the overall direction and achievements of the branch. If you believe you have the required experiences to be successful in this role, then submit a comprehensive CV and Cover letter.

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, click apply now via the link or on our website.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5328477

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020