Share this Job

Analytical Group Leader - GLP


Northfield, IL, US, 60093

Job Description

The Analytical Group Leader-GLP is responsible for the overall work effort and personnel in the Rapid Analytical Testing Services (RATS) and EPA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) labs at Stepan Company - Northfield R&D.   Formally assigned the Test Facility Manager (TFM) for all EPA regulated activities in the Analytical lab.  Demonstrates capabilities related to a broad set of analysis methods for surfactants and polymers, including but not limited to various titration techniques, Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography (LC), Ion Chromatography (IC), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), and various other physical property measurements.  Problem solves and troubleshoots instrument/method issues.  Effectively drives small technical teams for results, precision, accuracy, and efficiency.  Provides technical advice and training to direct reports and colleagues. May direct the work of three or more group members closely, with four or more technicians under the direct reports.  Communicates effectively with internal customers/stakeholders and documents meticulously.  Builds constructive relationships with other WGs and departments to build bridges and remove barriers; relates well throughout the organization.  Independently develops short term and long term resource plans and has responsibility for managing/leading projects through assigning/delegating, hiring, training, scheduling, coordinating, and following-up activities.  Presents technical information such as new products, technologies, methods, etc. to customers and industry conferences. Actively participates in safety/waste programs and steadfastly adheres to safety policies/standards. Conceives of projects and ideas to contribute to the overall growth of Stepan. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lab and personnel management
  • Test Facility Manager (TFM) for EPA GLP activities
  • Project workload balancing
  • Effectively and timely communication with stakeholders/customers


  • 3-5 Years Industry experience required; 6-10 Years Experience Preferred depending on depth of experience prior to Industry.
  • Must have EPA GLP documentation and auditing experience, as well as recent laboratory experience in analytical chemistry. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams and use communications tools appropriate for the target audience. People management experience required.
  • Familiarity with data and error analysis, small group leadership, negotiation with customers/stakeholders, and developing subject matter experts and other team leaders.  
  • Must be self-motivated and able to foster collaboration with other team members.. 


  • B.S. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field required; PhD Preferred


Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

Not Ready To Apply?

Join our network and we'll keep you informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago