Director – Facilities

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201-500 employees

Develops broad-spectrum bacterial infection vaccines



San Carlos, CA, USA

Required Skills
Customer Service
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Vaxcyte is centered on creating advanced vaccines such as VAX-24, a sophisticated 24-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, by utilizing cutting-edge chemistry and the XpressCF™ cell-free protein synthesis platform. The company prioritizes developing high-fidelity, broad-spectrum vaccines to combat bacterial infections, continuously expanding its product pipeline with innovations like VAX-31 for various bacterial threats.

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San Carlos, California



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