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Laboratory Analyst


P&G is a leading global consumer goods company whose winning brands are built around the model of innovation and manufacturing to a superior level of quality. Whatever your passion is, we want to ignite your potential to become your very best self! We hold true to our purpose, values, and principles as we seek to make a difference in the world around us. You will engage in meaningful work that will touch the lives of others and have a real impact.


Our Chemistry and Microbiology laboratories play a deeply important function within our manufacturing facility in Reading where we produce the whole range of Gillette Shaving Gels and Foams. Technicians have a meaningful role analysing raw materials, intermediates as well as finished product to demonstrate quality compliance and allow release of finished product. On a day-to-day level, this involves sampling, testing, calibration, and data analysis. But you'll also have wider responsibilities.

This role is for a 12-hour shift-based technician rotating nights and days, averaging 37.5 hours a week. This role flows between both microbiology and chemistry labs, with working patterns subject to change. We really want to hear from you if you are looking to be a key player in our team, helping us to achieve and maintain high laboratory standards, learning as you go, and taking positive steps towards building a proven career!


  • Continuous coaching – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.

  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work-life balance.

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package – This includes pension, private healthcare, life insurance, a stock ownership scheme and other benefits.  Regular salary revisions and possible promotions – all in line with your results, performance and potential. To find more information about our benefits package take a look here:



  • Strong Scientific Background:  You have relevant Science qualifications at GCSE and A-Level/NVQ (or equivalents).  Having a Degree including Microbiology and/or Chemistry is ideal but not essential.

  • Proven Laboratory Skills:  You have Analytical Chemistry skills (e.g. titration, gas chromatography) and/or Microbiological techniques (e.g. aseptic preparation, organism isolation and identification) with practical laboratory experience, ideally in a manufacturing setting.

  • Be Transparent, Inclusive and Collaborative: You actively build productive working relationships.

  • Be Decisive: You can draw information from microbiological or analytical data to identify risks and trends. You use this information to make timely decisions to minimise impact on product release.

  • Operate with Discipline: You follow Good Laboratory Practices and all standards rigorously. You can identify deviations from quality standards and work to take appropriate action.

  • Learn and Reapply: You utilise your ideas, technical knowledge and insights to guide improvements to our processes.

  • Be Flexible and Agile: You are adaptive to new priorities in our ever-changing and dynamic environment, remaining responsive to our production schedules.

  • Develop Mastery: You make good use of all learning opportunities to develop your skills and achieve our internal accreditation scheme as well as meet your own personal learning goals.

  • Languages: Proficiency in English. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Our people are all equally talented in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours. Are you ready to inspire us with your unrivalled ideas?

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Job locations:
Reading, England, United Kingdom Job Type : Full time Job Type: Quality Assurance Req No: R000078417
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