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Sr Associate Director, Facilities Engineering

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Fremont
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.Description:The SR AD, Site (Facilities) Engineering and RE&FM is end-to-end responsible for all GFE site engineering on the respective site, e.g., site engineering of processes, factories, buildings, facilities, infrastructure, and HVAC, etc.This includes:

  • Responsibility for all utilities supporting site production/business continuity.
  • Responsibility for the site businesses by effective operation, maintenance and adaptations of Buildings, Facilities, Infrastructure and Utilities in accordance with agreed KPIs and SLAs and following the global processes and in compliance with GMP/GEP and local regulations.
  • Facility Engineering supporting site utilities and ensuring uninterrupted support.
  • Providing complete and up to date information, e.g., regarding site level technologies / generated knowledge about HVAC, BMS, Utilities, etc.
  • Managing third party utility operator /service provider vendor from end to end.The local Head of Site Engineering ensures:
    • Implementation & control of a strong safety governance model as well as a strong safety culture at site level.
    • Delivery of site engineering part of CAPEX projects on site.
    • Site compliance with regulatory and BI standards and global processes and execution of the Site Engineering roadmaps at the site level.The Real Estate and Facility component of this positions includes:
      • Responsibility for driving and implementing the site-specific goals with respect to RE&FM with the overarching aim to improve service quality.
      • Accountability for safeguarding effective solution delivery and performance management for local RE&FM.
      • Executing the global/regional strategy and steers the RE&FM Network at the site level.
      • Acting as a first Point of Contact (POC) for customers requests and solution delivery, in conjunction with the rest of the incumbents team.
      • Accountability for guiding and advising the respective Business Units counterparts on how to achieve their business strategy from a RE&FM perspective, including ensuring the adherence to global and regional standards, and local regulations.
      • Site Master Planning including keeping the site master plan up to date and aligned with CapEx plan.The local Head of Real Estate & Facility Management ensures:
        • The steering of the site-specific RE&FM organization, adherence to the agreed governance model, adherence to global and regional standardization guidelines, and development of necessary knowledge and skills to support sites with high quality services.
        • Fast, agile, and high-quality delivery of site-specific RE&FM services following common standards.
        • Compliance to local and site-specific regulations and protection of BI's reputation.
        • Proactive management of site-specific organizational risks.
        • Implementation & control of a strong safety governance model as well as a strong safety culture on site.
        • Together with the Regional Head of Real Estate & Facility Management the local Head of Real Estate & Facility Management ensures availability and access to state of the industry knowledge, incl. a solid talent Management process.As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.Duties & Responsibilities:
          • Ensures the effective operation, maintenance and adaptations of Buildings, Facilities, and Infrastructure in accordance with agreed SLAs and following the global processes and in compliance with GMP/GEP and local regulations.
          • Drives and develops budget proposals for the respective site (consolidate budgets and budgetary needs of Facility Engineers and Service Managers), report them to the Head of RE&FM GFE Region and incorporate feedback.
          • Regularly reports current state of site management to the Head of RE&FM GFE Region .
          • Responsible for operating costs of buildings and outdoor facilities, planning and monitoring of related facility services (e.g., Maintenance, Energy consumption, cleaning, etc.)
          • Oversees and steers the implementation / roll out of site-specific RE & FM organization and continuously optimizes to maximize value.
          • Accountable to execute the translated global/regional strategies into action plans for the sites.
          • Ensures a secure, reliable, and efficient service delivery of local RE&FM Services.
          • Provides counsel, advice, expertise, and knowledge through his/her teams.
          • Accountable for site compliance with standards and global processes and execution of the Site Engineering roadmaps at the site level.
          • Analysis of site-specific business needs/KPIs and drives the implementation of standards, KPIs, processes and technologies.
          • Assesses need for site-specific or BU-specific adaptations of global & regional concepts, standards, and processes and coordinates the approval by Regional and Global Layer.
          • Responsible for site GMP/GEP qualification and audit compliance in all areas of GFE site engineering and RE&FM responsibility.Requirements:
            • Bachelor's Degree within engineering or other related fields. M.S degree preferred.
            • B.S. with twelve-plus (12+) years extensive expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing and a proven track record solving complex technical issues.
            • In lieu of twelve-plus (12+) years experience, a Masters Degree with ten (10) years of pharmaceutical manufacturing experience.
            • Three-plus (3+) years of leadership/management experience required with demonstrated ability to set vision and direction for a team including setting expectations, priorities and motivating for results.
            • Management experience in achieving results and managing others to achieve corporate, site, and departmental goals and objectives.
            • Strategic thinker and motivator and understand what delivers true value to the business function.
            • Strong communication skills in a complex global and cross-functional/culture environment.
            • Excellent social and networking skills.
            • Collaborative and professional work ethic.
            • Self-checks work for accuracy, omissions, and legibility.
            • Continuous improvement and quality orientation.
            • Strong analytical skills and ability to propose options and solutions.
            • Leadership skills, strong customer focus, vendor management and negotiation skills.
            • Proven track record in implementing technologies and realizing business benefit in a local environment.
            • Balancing priorities of multiple tasks to ensure timely delivery on business commitments.
            • Good understanding of requirements across each business unit and local specifics.
            • In depth knowledge of design, operations, and compliance requirements for production systems in a cGMP environment.
            • Understanding of manufacturing, building & infrastructure processes.
            • Understanding of compliance aspects of engineering systems (FDA & EMA Audits).
            • Set direction, open for innovation, passionate team player, cost conscious and economic orientation.
            • Understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry in terms of legal, compliance, GxP, Computer Validation and regulatory requirements.
            • Result oriented professional experienced in delivery of standardization projects.
            • Maintains local network of peers within and outside the pharma industry.
            • Ability to articulate goals/expectations and to communicate effectively to executive management.
            • Ability to act as an agile change agent.
            • Experience in change management.
            • Several years of leadership experience with extensive Engineering and Business experience in a regulated environment including vendor management and negotiation skills.
            • Strong Experience in multiple Engineering areas.
            • Strong market background in the Operational Technology market.
            • In depth knowledge of and experience with local regulations.
            • Prior exposure to authority inspections and customer audits.Eligibility Requirements:
              • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
              • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
              • Must be 18 years of age or older.Who We Are:At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family-owned company, we focus on long term performance.We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive culture.Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients, and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a persons actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.#LI-MS1#PDN2*I-SF1Organization: US-BI FremontTitle: Sr Associate Director, Facilities EngineeringLocation: Americas-US-CA-FremontRequisition ID: 2213363

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