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A subsidiary of Takeda, BioLife is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.
Oversee and Assist in the Development and Execution of the Plasma Center Network Strategy and Expansion Globally including property development and construction.
Manage, Coordinate and Administer the BioLife Capital and Facility Maintenance Management budget, forecast, spend and approval process for the BioLife network portfolios in the US and Europe.
Direct and Oversee the Integrated Facility Management maintenance support for all BioLife Facilities worldwide. This includes contract management and administration, plus renegotiation of contracts as needed and ensuring all collection centers and facilities are maintained appropriately to secure donors and ensure integrity of our plasma at the sites
The Head of Engineering BioLife Global is responsible for the development, construction, repairs, maintenance and engineering operations of Takeda BioLife Centers and Facilities globally.
This includes managing Takeda BioLife Capital Project and Portfolio Investment Program. This encompasses capital approvals and all aspects of reporting to Global Capital Management. Closely connected to the Strategic Portfolio Investments, the Head of Engineering BioLife Global is responsible for all new plasma center construction/redevelopment projects, renovations and other supporting investments across the global network. The Head of Engineering BioLife Global directs, monitors and evaluates the scope definition, design, cost and construction of new, relocated and remodeled plasma centers and facilities as well as a wide variety of projects requiring engineering/technical influence and oversight. In this key role, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining business processes and staffing to ensure project milestones and requirements are delivered per agreed upon specifications while maintaining compliance and balancing cost, risk, resources and time commitments.
The role includes establishing, directing and overseeing all maintenance and services support for all BioLife centers and facilities worldwide (up to 150+ centers globally). This involves working closely with Takeda leaders as well as external Service Providers and Facility Management company and sub-contractors to ensure that all BioLife Centers globally are well maintained and serviced appropriately to ensure return donors, customers and employees workplace environment
The incumbent may serve in a leadership capacity on key initiatives; such as, Sustainability or acquisition due diligence and integration.
This position reports to the Sr. Vice President of Global Engineering and also works closely with the Sr. Vice President and Head of Global BioLife Plasma Services and his team in BioLife Operatons, Project Portfolio Management, Business Support, Finance, Marketing, Quality, Global Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement, EH&S Teams and, 3rd Party Vendors including 3rd Party Engineering Firms, Suppliers and Facility Management Companies. The Head of Engineering BioLife Global frequently defines and administers contracts to assure complete and accurate delivery of services while protecting Takeda from undue business, ethical and technical risks.
Strong interpersonal, communications and stakeholder management skills is necessary to be successful in this global role
No. of direct reports: 3
No. of indirect reports: 30
Currently defined as United States, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic. Other countries may become in-scope as markets and business strategy develop.
Facility Maintenance Provider Management
Plasma Center Construction Management and Delivery
Direct, Monitor, Oversee, Assess the BioLife Center Construction process for new centers.
Participate, Contribute, Consult, Direct and Assist the team in the process of selection and development of new BioLife Centers.
Capital Plan Management
Manage, Monitor and Control the BioLife Capital budget within the parameters set by executive management. Make decisions regarding appropriate investment and optimal return on invested capital.
Create and Maintain the Asset Replacement Program as a foundational component of the Capital Plan.
Support the Automatic Plasma Dispositioning System (APDS)
BioLife Engineering Team Leadership
Creates an environment that inspires and enables team to move the organization forward, achieve optimum performance and continuous improvement with a strong focus on patient centricity.
Elevates teams capabilities by recognizing and leveraging their potentials; and developing their knowledge & skills (technically and leadership behaviors) for career progression.
Demonstrate the Takeda Leadership Behaviors and bring others along the change journey.
DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
Working knowledge of GMP/GDP requirements in a commercial setting and experience interacting with regulatory authorities and auditors.
Technical skills to Understand, Lead and Coordinate Engineering work and Engineering terminology and methods in order to specify engineering design and construction work.
Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data and financial reports, understand and resolve technical difficulties, interfaces with internal engineering/technical experts and external technical representatives, and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced operational setting.
Fully competent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, data management and reporting, project tracking and reporting and documentation software systems as well as typical corporate systems for Procurement, Expense Reporting, Goalsetting etc.
Demonstrated ability to manage activities of departments, vendors and suppliers or through highly outsourced entities who exercise full supervision in terms of cost, methods and employees. Previous people management experience; including hiring, performance management, goal setting and assessment, and developing employees.
Demonstrated ability to manage change and lead others through times of change and ambiguity without losing focus on maintaining business.
Decision-making and Autonomy
Freedom to act within the Strategic direction set by management. This includes procurement, expense and operational decisions up to the specified Delegation of Authority policy.
Decisions may temporarily impact operations at a particular plasma center; however, decisions are aimed at maintaining center operations with negative impact on operations as a last resort.
Incumbent uses continuous improvement (DMAIC) tools to affect proper decisions. Arranges for resources, even from other functions, to bring problem solving resources to bear on a problem.
Decisions relating to spend management versus forecast.
Informs manager as needed regarding materiel issues.
Acts independently to resolve issues; reports progress or resolution after action is taken.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present technical and financial data to audiences with varying levels of expertise.
Interact regularly with vendors and service providers contracted to Takeda
Supplier relationship management experience and working in partnership to deliver value
Routinely interact with functions and departments in Takeda.
Due to the geographically remote nature of BioLife, strong remote ways of working with internal and external stakeholders is critical (most interactions are by phone, video communications/telepresence or remote messaging systems) .
Incumbent must be able to balance business need with cost, implementation effort, impact on other aspects of operation and compliance.
Incumbent must be able to manage multiple direct reports who work on multiple projects simultaneously and across a global geography.
Must be able to lead people and oversee projects without being on-site.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten years of industry related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in construction management, engineering, architecture and/or operations is required. Basic architectural and facility construction and maintenance knowledge is essential.
Must understand standard engineering/construction formats/procedures for estimating, budgeting, cost analysis, change orders and project close-out. Must have experience with contracting procedures and contract negotiations with 3rd party suppliers and vendors.
Must have a working knowledge of commercial mechanical systems, Building Automation Systems, refrigeration systems, equipment automation and Reliability Maintenance principles.
Proficient in using and deploying resources planning tools such as MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint Software, etc. Incumbent must be proficient in the Capital Approval Process and Takeda general accounting policies.
Incumbent must be fluent in English both verbal and written.
May require global travel upto 35%
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