COO - Badenoch + Clark
Geplaatst 24 June 2022

Are you able to bring a company’s operation to the next level? Scientific laboratory sampling organization BaseClear in Leiden is further expanding in the Dutch and EU market. Make the operations more future-proof and embrace new technologies.

About our client

BaseClear brings decades of experience and expertise in microbial genomics. Understanding the microbial world is essential to improve human and animal health, and for the sustainable future of the planet. Their team is dedicated to creating innovative solutions that will accelerate the understanding and use of microorganisms. Through microbial genomics, they help customers improve their products and processes, gain regulatory approval and confirm product claims. BaseClear combines unique expertise and the extraordinary talent of people to offer solutions to a wide variety of clients. They offer full support starting from the project design phase: before the first sample is taken, they can advise on the best approach to answer a research question. The genomic research and analysis is performed in their own state-of-the-art laboratories, and they provide outstanding reports and interpretation of the results. Their recommendations for improvements to sample collection and study design increase the value of the analysis for their customers, allowing them to get more out of their project. About the function The COO, as a member of the board of directors and management team will have the overall responsibility for Operations: developing and implementing BaseClear’s operational strategy and vision. Due to BaseClear’s commercial and international growth, the company is in a need of a senior level professional who will bring the company’s operations to the next level. Hence this new role of COO was created. An opportunity for an experienced professional who can use best practices from his/her previous background and shape the next phase in operational growth at BaseClear. 

  • Overall responsibility for all production processes at BaseClear and the daily operations processes
  • Manage 4 direct reports (Departmental managers), and indirectly the whole operations team of 30-35 FTEs
  • Set up new (more commercial) logistics and transportations process of the samplings supply chain
  • Supervise the Laboratory departments (NGS & Seq/Micro, Bioinformatics, Support & Facilities Departments)
  • Develop and introduce new improved ways of working. As well as a KPIs system to maximize the effectiveness of work
  • Future proof the operational departments and adaptable to new technologies
  • Ensure that all processes are adequately structured and provide positive contributions to the company’s strategic vision
  • Active participation in Board of directors and Management team meetings as a business sparring partner.
  • Coach & mentor the operations team
  • Engage/inspire the team to strive for the extra mile and bigger goals
Main criteria
  • You have a Master’s degree in a technical or scientific field
  • You have 10+ years of experience in laboratory management sector company or a similar b2b field (chemicals, pharma, food, etc)
  • People management: minimum 5+ years of experience managing technical and productions teams
  • Quality: Experience with quality systems is advantageous
  • Strong inspiring leadership and persuasiveness skills
  • Highly skilled in change management, introduction of new processes, techniques
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of commercial supply chain management
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Decisive personality
  • Solid coaching and people management competences
  • Excellent communication skills, structured approach
  • The ability to convert complex issues into simple & clear solutions
  • Ability to deal with setbacks


Are you interested in the position of COO at BaseClear and do you meet the criteria? Please send your resume and short motivation to Ani Mikhailian ( Or apply via our website. 

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