Team Leader

July 12, 2024

Job Description

Company Description

  • Location: Glasgow, UK
  • Job Title: Team Leader / Supervisor
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday – 35 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £25,000 depending on experience

SGS are the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company.

We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 99,600 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

We deliver services that touch every part of human activity and improve millions of lives – from ensuring the safety of food, clothing, transportation, and medicine to better testing in the nuclear industry. Whatever your role, you will make an important contribution to delivering safer products, better services and keeping society connected.

At SGS, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work and commitment. As part of our team, you would be eligible for:

  • 10% annual bonus (discretionary and subject to eligibility criteria)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • 4-8% matching company pension contributions
  • 4x Life Assurance
  • 24 days Annual Leave (increasing with service) plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Leave Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • Length of Service Awar ds
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives
  • Christmas Vouchers

Job Description

Working within a state-of-the-art laboratory in Glasgow specialising in virology and cell-based testing services for the biopharmaceutical industry, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Team Leader/Supervisor to oversee our sample management team.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills and the ability to lead and manage a team of Test Item / Sample Controllers. The team are responsible for the safe receipt, storage, controlled issuance and waste management of test items and biological agents received at SGS Vitrology Limited.


  • The ideal candidate should possess proven experience in a supervisory or team leader role, thriving within a fast-paced, client-focused environment.
  • Experience within a laboratory setting is preferred but not essential – This position may be well-suited to someone with team leadership experience in industries such as warehousing, retail, or hospitality.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and compliance.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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