Facilities Manager

South San Francisco, California, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products — Imbruvica, Venclexta, and Empliciti — and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer.
AbbVie is expanding its oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. This position will be based at Stemcentrx, AbbVie's location in South San Francisco, CA.
The Facilities Manager is responsible for managing a broad array of activities related to the day-to-day operations at the AbbVie Stemcentrx site in South San Francisco, California. The primary goal is to ensure that facilities and equipment for all functional areas operate with the highest level of safety and operational efficiency on this two-building campus within AbbVie's R&D division. Functional areas include biology and chemistry labs, vivarium facilities, office and meeting space, warehousing, and manufacturing clean rooms. To support the ongoing research and production that will be conducted at this site, the Facilities Manager will oversee several crucial facets of building operations, including, but not limited to, maintenance, capital Projects, monitoring systems, compliance, and planning/forecasting. Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinate and oversee the maintenance of facility and scientific equipment, including directing Maintenance and Engineering personnel in the development and execution of preventative maintenance programs, calibrations, certifications, and repair response activities.
  • Manage the addition of new capital assets, from budgetary approvals and site planning to installation and close-out accounting, directing the Capital Concierge and external vendors.
  • Work with accounting and leadership to plan and manage budgets related to building/facility operations.
  • Manage and oversee the implementation of monitoring systems for building and equipment by working with landlord engineering and internal maintenance teams to respond to any alarms.
  • Work closely with Office Operations Manager and staff to coordinate workspace planning and allocations, including new office setup or relocation of equipment and furniture in labs and office areas.
  • Assist Senior Manager in expansion and renovation construction management, taking lead as project manager for select building projects.
  • Work with EHS Specialist to ensure safety and compliance of the facility through implementation and adherence to appropriate procedures, especially in regard to planning and new capital projects.
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering or Life Sciences
  • 5+ years of broad facilities management experience in a life science environment required
  • Experience in specialized areas (vivariums, GMP manufacturing) strongly preferred
  • Prior EHS and compliance or GMP familiarity is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and time management capabilities required
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and prioritize effectively
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills, proficient computer skills
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