Vice President
Facilities and Engineering, 23061-R-850-FAC
Posted on 3/20/2023

201-500 employees

Programmable cell therapy company
Company Overview
ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. ArsenalBio is creating products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in related field; Engineering degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a management position in a dynamic, rapidly growing company in the life-science industry
  • PE and PMP certification are preferred
  • Deep experience in GMP facilities management, G&A or R&D facility support, construction project management, vendor and supplier selection and management, negotiation, and facilities systems, e.g., HVAC, electrical, plumbing and security
  • Broad experience with Employee Health and Safety, Security and Risk Management
  • Leadership experience in team management and ability to “zoom in and zoom out” - skilled at being both hands-on and strategic
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with a track record for working collaboratively across the organization
  • Highly customer-oriented dealing varied customer base with impeccable integrity and judgment and transparency. Able to align expectations across different functions
  • Ability to think critically, take initiative, structure and communicate information effectively in both written and oral forms, including executive presentations, are critical, as is enjoying working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability for routine on-site presence at ArsenalBio locations
  • Develop, lead and implement a strategy for facilities including service levels, selection of service providers, processes, tools or automation / digital evolution
  • Develop workspace strategic plan by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances for growth and expansion; develop and maintain facilities operating and capital budgets, including vendor selection, contract negotiation and oversight
  • Oversee the physical security and corporate EHS functions, including compliance with safety and environmental regulations imposed by regional and local regulatory agencies such as Cal OSHA. Manage the EH&S following industry best practices
  • Lead the company-wide energy & sustainability agenda as it relates to facilities such as becoming carbon neutral, reducing waste, and sustainability; this also includes developing and integrating ESG practices in the workplace
  • Serve as Project Director for facility construction such as greenfield builds, & major renovations including interactions with developers, brokers, architects, general contractors and defining project requirements, negotiating contracts together with procurement, and establish operating budgets
  • Develop standards and metrics for the Maintenance, Metrology & Reliability functions
  • Provide GMP facilities oversight experience and expertise that includes a foundational technical understanding of GMP-compliant facility needs and requirements, and decision-making skills, and strong coordination, collaboration, and communication skills to work effectively with contractors and support internal customers
  • Provide expertise in FDA cGMP regulations and requirements for manufacturing-facility utilities that includes understanding of cGMP compliance within controlled spaces
  • Implement and monitor short and long range facility management business plans and budget ensuring that key metrics are defined and achieved. Include development plans to enhance employee satisfaction and operational goals
  • Responsible or overall facilities budget and costs including long range planning and annual operating plan development. Support establishment of company wide and accountable for individual function of business continuity planning
  • Ensure appropriate lab support including monitoring and directing the purchase, installationand maintenance of equipment while managing facility infrastructure requirements
  • Ensure company compliance with building codes and applicable local rules, regulations and laws
  • Ensure routine maintenance and repairs including support for our labs, offices and common areas
  • Coach, mentor and develop reporting teams
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum 15+ years in of progressive leadership experience in Biotech/Pharmaceuticals with a focus on Engineering, Facilities Management, cGxP design and construction; Cell therapy experience is a plus