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A Laboratory Manager turned LIMS Product Manager currently managing, developing, programming and implementing global, multi-site, multi-million dollar laboratory information management systems. Over nineteen years of expertise of software and laboratories in a very diverse range of industry types. Enthusiastic, with excellent software, laboratory, scientific, technical, presentation, project, market and problem solving skills, dedicated to finding, making and implementing the perfect solution.
2008 – Date Mincom – Product Manager CCLAS LIMS and Assay Management
Mincom is a leading global software solutions and services provider to asset-intensive industries. As a Product Manager my role includes:
Identify customers future requirements of the Scientific laboratory and Assay Management systems
Writing high level product requirements documents
Production of detailed software specification documents
Organising the design and development of the products
Signing off user acceptance procedures and use cases
Managing global sales and development partners.
Build global sales and marketing plans
Manage the profitability of the products
Present roadmaps and solutions to existing and potential customers
Software development and lifecycles including business strategy.
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) design.
The basis of my role is to manage the implementation of laboratory information management systems and solutions.
1982 – 1987 Archbishop Holgates’ Grammar School, York – 10 ‘O’ Levels including an Advanced ‘O’ level in Mathematics
1987 – 1989 York Sixth Form College – 5 ‘A’ levels including an Advanced ‘A’ level in Further Mathematics
1989 – 1993 Leeds University – BSc Food Science
1997 – 1998 Sunderland University - Msc Management of Information Technology
2000 Microsoft NT4 and SQL server Administration
2002 Australian Computer Society – Recognition of Prior Learning and a Diploma of Computer Science.
2007 Oracle 10g Database Administration
2002 – 2008 Thermo Fisher Scientific - Senior Consultant
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader serving science. As senior consultant in the APAC region my role included:
LIMS Product Strategy and Management, business analysis and strategy.
Professional Services Management including staff and budgets.
Global Project Management and Methodologies such as PRINCE.
Quality based implementation methodology including IQ, OQ, PQ, SOP, RTM, specification and design documentation.
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) design and implementation.
Laboratory consultation – Including Validation, Accreditation, GLP, GMP, FDA, ISO and ICH.
Sales - negotiations, presentations and tender procedures.
Instrument and System integration, financials and process e.g. SAP and PIMS.
Database administration – Unix, Oracle and MS SQL server.
Training design and delivery, both external and internal.
My role was solving the more challenging projects and feed requirements back to product strategy. Highly technical global projects were my speciality.
1999 – 2002 Analytical Information Systems Ltd, UK
LIMS Developer and Systems Administrator
Analytical Information Systems is a developer and supplier of LIMS. Some of the highlights of my role included:
LIMS design, development and implementations.
Module programming using .NET tools, including Visual Basic, Visual Objects and Clipper
Product Management and business strategy.
Network administration; Novell and NT LANS, VPN, RAS.
1991 – 1999 ALcontrol Laboratories, UK
Technical Services, LIMS and Chemistry Manager
ALcontrol Laboratories is Europe’s largest chain of food contract laboratories. Highlights of my role included:
Founding and growing the food business from one site to nine sites.
New laboratory building or acquisition, design and setup.
Laboratory method development.
Database administration; LIMS, MS SQL server, Exchange and Lotus Notes.
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Keen sportsman, representing my state at athletics, cricket, soccer, rugby and hockey
Travelling gourmet, wine maker and connoisseur
Excellent state of health, non-smoker; Full clean driving licenses - Australian and UK; Current APEC travel clearance; References available on request.