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Head of Facilities

Position Summary:

We are seeking a proactive, highly motivated, organized and collaborative Head of Facilities Management to led a dynamic team to ensure that Achaogen has facilities that enable our mission of developing and commercializing new cures for multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

 The Head of Facilities will be responsible for supporting the office environment and research laboratory activities for Achaogen located in South San Francisco.

 Key role responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Essential Functions:

  • Strategic vision and day to day oversight for Achaogen Facilities and operations.
  • SAs required support and champion the design, specification, commissioning, and startup for capital projects and ongoing optimization.
  • All utilities, equipment, and general building systems are maintained in compliance with all relevant safety, environmental, security and corporate standards by ensuring preventive and corrective maintenance is executed in a timely manner in accordance with defined priorities.
  • Responsible to set and maintain for key department metrics and initiatives to support achievement of defined targets of key stakeholders.
  • Develop and motivate a world class facilities team.
  • Support the development and management of predictive and preventive maintenance philosophy in parallel with the site’s reliability centered maintenance program.
  • Responsible for budget, planning and and fiscal accountability for all assets, labor, and utilities. This includes forecasting, headcount, and spend tracking for all applicable facilities budgets.
  • Maintain all facilities and properties in a state of cleanliness as required.
  • Ensure all required facility shutdowns are planned and executed to address required preventive maintenance, upgrades, and capital investment.
  • Support environmental & health safety compliance efforts, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.
  • Able to effectively communicate across organizational and functional boundaries to build effective cross functional project teams.
  • Support network development and alignment by participating in the establishment and sharing of best practices.


Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Life Sciences discipline with 8-12 years of progressive facilities management experience in Biologics or Pharmaceutical industries or related field.


Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to influence by example and the ability to work with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations before various audience sizes at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a diverse group of employees fostering a team environment.
  • Able to focus, multitask and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Mature and confident, professional capable of handling confidential information.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.




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