Senior Director, Facilities Operations

Poseida Therapeutics

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Closing: December 23, 2021

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

Strategic Facilities leader who defines, influences, and implements corporate facility strategies for the Company. Provides organizational leadership and oversight on all matters related to facilities and office operations, maintenance, laboratory environment and security. In addition, this role will be responsible for managing and developing environmental, health and safety (EHS) procedures and programs to ensure Poseida’s activities follow applicable laws and reduce risks. This role reports into the Chief People & Administration Officer and will provide dynamic leadership to the Facilities team as well as analyze, budget, and make decisions based on data and needs. Incumbent will be a self-motivated individual who can drive decision making and solve problems; be an effective business partner across internal functions; have excellent project management skills and must be proactive and deadline oriented. This individual will not only have to be highly experienced in traditional facilities operations but also strategic direction for site selection to support company growth. , Responsibilities These may include but are not limited to:
  • Manage the San Diego workplace(s), labs and facilities consisting of approximately  60,000 office space, 50,000 square feet laboratory space and manufacturing pilot plant (clinical trial material manufacturing facility).
  • Leads site selection, real estate evaluation, and lease negotiation and management for the identification of new facilities.
  • Oversees construction projects (new facilities, improvements, and facility modifications) and manage internal and external resources. This may include engaging and directing outside consultants, contractors, and service vendors from the planning phase through design, budgeting, scheduling, construction, and occupancy.
  • Lead, manage and develop team of facilities, engineering, and EH&S professionals.
  • Administers security systems for the protection of property and people, including design and implementation of new or expanded system requirements.
  • Oversees EH&S function, team and associated safety programs and environmental services to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Manage day-to-day operations including, but not limited to, furniture and office supply procurement, space planning, janitorial services, reception, and company common spaces.
  • Provide oversight for maintenance of laboratory equipment; certifying instrument performance, service, and repair; write and oversee lab safety protocols as needed.
  • Manage relationships with property management, landlords, maintenance and security functions to maximize a smooth delivery of services and support.
  • Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, long range business and operational plans for facilities.
  • Manage vendor relationships from the RFP process through contract deployment; Review existing contracts and vendor relationships and periodically ensure competitive pricing and services.
  • Manage contractors for facilities maintenance and improvements including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, utilities, HVAC, and hazardous materials.
  • Develop and administer the business continuity management function in partnership with cross functional teams to ensure continuity and response preparedness for critical business operations.
Requirements
Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree and 15+ years of facilities management experience with at least 4+ years of leading teams or managing people (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Proven skill in strategic planning, forecasting, capital and annual budgeting
  • Knowledge of facilities and laboratory maintenance and repair functions (e.g. plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, and hazardous materials.)
  • Experience in a fast-paced and growing life science company, and/or health care industry a definite plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must be customer service oriented
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks to maintain a high-level of productivity and innovation, to complete work on-time and on-budget
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, suitable for all levels of the organization
  • Able to serve as a strong business partner, collaborator, and project manager
  • Able to lift 40 pounds and stand for hours at a time
  • The position may requires a combination of standing or sitting in a cleanroom environment as well as walking around the facility
  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. May be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body

Poseida Therapeutics

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Closing: December 23, 2021

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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