Director, Facilities

Vaxcyte

Vaxcyte

Software Engineering, Operations
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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Vaxcyte is a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, which have serious and costly health consequences when left unchecked. Working to eradicate or treat bacterial infections such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Group A Strep, periodontitis and Shigella is just the beginning. Our path to success is clear and well-defined, and Vaxcyte is set up to go the distance.
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*AIM HIGH: We embody our collectively audacious goal to courageously make the most complex biologics ever attempted to protect humankind.
*LEAD WITH HEART: Everyone leads at Vaxcyte with a kindness-first, inclusive approach to collaboration and vigorous debate that advances our business objectives.
*RETHINK CONVENTION: We bring creative and intellectual diversity to every facet of the work we do in order to innovate and re-innovate the way vaccines are delivered.
*MODEL EXCELLENCE: The magnitude of our challenge requires our shared commitment to demonstrating integrity, accountability, equality and clarity across communications and decision making.
Summary:
Vaxcyte is looking for an energetic and talented individual to join Vaxcyte’s Facilities organization. The primary function of this Associate Director/Director-level position is to lead Facilities operations and site services for Vaxcyte’s Headquarters. This position will manage and grow a high-performing and service-centric team comprised of full-time employees, contingent workers and 3rd party partners. Beyond functional and technical experience, primary keys to success for this role focus on relationships, culture, trust, forward thought, and operational excellence. This position reports to the Senior Director Facilities.
Note: rotational, shared 24x7 on-call support is required of this role.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner closely with the Director of Lab Operations to establish, monitor and maintain the labs and all lab equipment.
  • Support planning oversight for the installation of lab equipment.
  • Help cultivate a culture of compliance with job-appropriate policies, procedures and training.
  • Collaborate, develop and evolve a rolling 3-5 year strategic Facilities roadmap for Vaxcyte’s HQ and associated spaces.
  • Plan and co-lead relocations, expansions and redesign initiatives.
  • Oversee ongoing space planning and assignment move/add/change efforts.
  • Manage site functions as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain 24x7 on-call schedule, site lead roster and emergency call tree for Facilities team.
  • Help drive key processes and systems related to Facility operations to ensure they are integrated and monitored.
  • Maintain master calendar for required inspections, preventative maintenance, submissions, renewals, and (re)certifications via Facilities Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). CMMS will be the master database for the general facilities including the Labs and lab equipment.
  • Establish and operationalize strategic relationships with key external partners.
  • Lead, coach and manage a high-performing Facilities team with a focus on career growth.
  • Help nurture and grow workplace engagement through creative Facilities solutions.
  • Liaise regularly with property managers, external agencies and key 3rd party partners.
  • Engage regularly with employees and business partners to forge relationships and build trust.
  • Operationalize and/or automate Facilities functions for improved consistency and efficiency.
  • Support the development of procedures that comply with appropriate cGxP and other statutory requirements.
  • Manage Vaxcyte HQ Facilities projects and serve as SME for cross-functional and enterprise initiatives.
  • Establish functional KPI’s and report regularly on performance against metric/measure targets.
  • Create a customer-centric Facilities support capability built upon solid process and technology.
  • Work with IT and business partners to identify, implement and evolve Facilities systems.
  • Partner closely with Finance to establish, monitor and maintain Facilities budgets.
  • Plan, oversee and track Facilities-related procurement; help optimize procurement process.
  • Serve as Facilities SME and point of contact during audits.
  • Assist with Vaxcyte’s emergency and continuity planning with ongoing table-top exercises.
  • Support troubleshooting and perform minor repairs in office and laboratory settings.
  • Member of Emergency Response Team.

Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering or similar technical-related degree.
  • 8+ years’ Facilities experience in the life sciences industry, biotech preferred.
  • 5+ years’ people-management experience.
  • Project management experience with office and lab builds; manufacturing a plus.
  • Expert-level proficiency with facilities and lab systems such as BMS, CMMS, ELN/LIMS.
  • Proficient, hands-on experience with biotech facility and laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Relentless focus and passion around process improvements (efficiency and automation).
  • Fluent in Facilities-related statutory/regulatory requirements for a public life sciences company.
  • Proficiency developing and managing corporate EH&S programs.
  • Practical experience with system/equipment qualification plans and protocols.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly-dynamic and fluid environment where priorities may quickly change.
  • Excellent communication, customer service and relationship skills are an absolute must.
Reports to: Senior Director, Facilities
Location: San Carlos, CA
Compensation:
The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.
Salary Range: $215,000 – $228,000
Send resumes to:
Vaxcyte, Inc.
825 Industrial Road, Suite 300
San Carlos, CA 94070
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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