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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 5 days ago

  • Sector: Manufacturing, Business Support
  • Contact: Aaron Stone
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2023-09-17
  • Job Ref: V-49474
Head of Facilities required for a cell therapy CDMO who are currently managing the development of a state-of-the-art facility for multiproduct GMP production, which will allow scale up of current commercial production and initiate the provision of contract manufacturing services to meet the growing demand for such services in the UK.
The Head of Facilities will be leading their facility near Cambridge. Responsibilities will include 2 separate GMP suites with grade B/C classified areas, in house QC testing, process development laboratories, warehouse and office space as well as a multipurpose cold storage and cryogenic storage unit.
The Head of Facilities will be responsible for site management, building infrastructure and sustainable development. Responsible for strategic planning, this role will oversee all site facilities' operation, management, and servicing to ensure a conducive environment for ATMP production; this includes routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and ensuring reliable utilities and growing the facilities team to meet the needs of the business.
On offer is a competitive salary for industry which includes a range of benefits. This will be disclosed over the phone.
Responsibilities of the Head of Facilities include:
  • Plan strategically for the development of facilities and infrastructure, ensuring alignment with the strategic objectives of the company.
  • Develop strategies for effective space management and infrastructure development.
  • Oversee the systematic assessment of building components, systems, and site conditions.
  • Planning and coordination of installations (new clean rooms, power systems, etc.)
  • Manage budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness.
  • Inspect buildings structures to determine the need for repairs and renovations.
  • Develop, update, and implement emergency response plans for the site.
  • Ensuring all facilities and operations align with industry standards and regulatory frameworks, including GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines.
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Handle insurance plans and service contracts
  • Overseeing the continuity of sterile environments crucial in ATMP manufacturing processes including clean rooms and associated environments.
  • Control activities like waste disposal, building security etc.
  • Negotiating and managing contracts with suppliers, contractors, and service providers, ensuring the best value without jeopardising quality
  • Implement preventive maintenance procedures; oversee and coordinate all repairs, renovations, and upgrades
  • Manage the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards
  • Grow, lead, develop, and manage facilities staff to uphold standards and achieve strategic objectives of the organisation.
The required skillset to be the successful candidate:
  • Degree in engineering, facilities management, or a related field.
  • Experience managing facilities in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment.
  • Understanding of GMP and other relevant regulatory guidelines.
  • A proven track record of facilities management including strategic planning, space optimization and costing.
  • Good understanding of technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices.
  • Certified facility Manager (CFM).