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Regional Lab Manager

Ilara Health
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Ilara Health is on a mission to make diagnostics affordable for Africa. Founded by entrepreneurs passionate about healthcare, Ilara Health brings in technology powered diagnostics from around the world and provides financing to make these diagnostics products available in low to middle income communities, all integrated in the near future via a tech platform.
Ilara Health is a venture funded company on an aggressive growth path and this is an opportunity to get into an exciting, early stage tech start-up that is bound to make an impact on healthcare outcomes in Africa.

The role
We are looking for an experienced, ambitious and talented Regional Lab Manager. Reporting to the head of labs, this position will form the backbone of our lab operations across the country and will be a key enabler for expansion as well as a path to profitability

Responsibilities

  • People management of local lab managers and lab technicians
  • Operations management for labs including inventory, accounting, and customer service
  • Owning local P&Ls and responsible for existing laboratory growth and profitability
  • Marketing management by building a robust referral network of medical facilities for each lab and maintaining engagement with them over time
  • Field research operations for scouting locations for the next few labs
  • Adhoc operations including awareness campaigns, screening campaigns, and medical camps
Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in managing, building, and expanding a chain of labs
  • 3+ years as a laboratory technician
  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory landscape for diagnostic services and laboratories in Kenya with existing KMLTTB relationships
  • Willingness to experiment with new business models and a drive to disrupt business models
  • Strong understanding of P&L management and budgeting processes
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience managing cross-regional teams and working alongside a varied range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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