Facilities Manager

Branchburg, NJ, United States
Mar 14, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Position Title: Facility Manager

Position Level: Manager

Reports to: Executive Director of Facilities

Department Name:

Location: Branchburg, NJ/Philadelphia, PA

Company Background:

Century Therapeutics is developing novel allogeneic living cell products for oncology that overcome the limitations of current cell therapies. Century's genetically-engineered, universal iPSCs-derived immune effector cell products are designed to specifically target hematologic and solid tumor cancers. Our commitment to developing off-the-shelf cell therapies will expand patient access and provide an unparalleled opportunity to advance the course of cancer care.

Century's foundational technology is built on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that have unlimited self-renewing capacity. This enables multiple rounds of cellular engineering to produce master cell banks of modified cells that can be expanded and differentiated into immune effector cells to supply vast amounts of allogeneic, homogeneous therapeutic products. This platform differentiates Century from other approaches that utilize non-renewable donor-derived cells.


The candidate will be responsible forproviding facility oversite to all the Century locations in Philadelphia, PA, Branchburg, NJ, Seattle, WA and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This will include assisting with construction projects, facility maintenance and 3rd party contract management. This position will also assist with maintaining compliance with all regulatory agencies (FDA, EU, OSHA, DEP, DOT, etc.)

The primary location will be the Branchburg, NJ site which is the company's New Clinical Manufacture Facility (GMP). The majority of the interaction with the other sites will be virtual and an occasional trip to the Philadelphia, PA sites.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Manages day to day operation of multiple sites
  • Primary site - Branchburg, NJ (GMP manufacturing facility)
  • Secondary sites - Philadelphia, PA and Seattle, WA
  • Manages the development and implementation of the facility operational procedures and policies
  • Leads the development and implementation of a facility maintenance program for multiple sites
  • Manages interviewing, bidding and award of site maintenance contracts
  • Supervises annual blanket purchase orders for maintenance contracts
  • Manage vendor and contractor evaluations/performance reviews
  • Responds to site issues that require troubleshooting and resolutions
  • Oversee the operation and administration of the corporate work order system
  • Support and assist with EH&S programs
  • Support and assist with the contractor/vender training program
  • Work with the facility team to establish and track expense and capital budgets
  • Track all facility spending on a site-by-site basis.
  • Respond to site emergencies (on and off hours)

  • A minimum of 10 to 15 years of facility management experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • High school diploma, or college degree in engineering or construction related field preferred

  • Robust knowledge of working in regulated (GMP) environments.
  • Working knowledge of expense and capital budgets.
  • Robust knowledge of construction related codes and guidelines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot (high level) basic facility infrastructure systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.)
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with computerized work order systems.
  • Experience with building automation systems.
  • Experience with shipping, receiving and warehouse operating procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the demonstrated ability to make effective presentations to a broad range of audiences, both internal and external
  • Able to work in a fast paced, ever changing work environment.
  • Able to analyze a situation and resolve it with internal or external resources.
  • Ability to work with basic hand tools as required in emergency situations
  • Experience with EH&S requirements as it relates to facilities.
  • Ability to respond to site emergencies off hours as required.
  • Possesses drive and passion with a proven track record of success of meeting goals and objectives
  • Strong ability to lead and motivate others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills

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