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Merck & Co. Inc.

Director Facilities Management



Full Time

On Site


Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Director Facilities Management

New Jersey Region Facilities Management is a service delivery function that manages the execution and delivery of key maintenance functions, utility assurance and facility management for the Kenilworth site. This role serves the New Jersey Consolidation projects for facilities management services and directs the overall utility strategy, energy operations and oversight for the New Jersey Region.

Reports to: Associate Vice President, GWES – NA Region

Managerial responsibilities for Facilities Management Operations Staff and Third-Party Service providers

Basic Function:

  • The Director of Facilities Management for the New Jersey Region is a key role within the Global Workplace and Enterprise Services, working within the North America Facilities Research Team to ensure reliable utility, services and facilities for our clients to improve our company's competitive advantage at the New Jersey Technical sites.

Major Responsibilities:

  • The position is responsible for managing ~20 site buildings, ~4M sq. ft, of varied space (C suite, HQ office, Helistop, research labs, IT data center, office, warehouse, mechanical/utility) providing sufficient work facilities with reliable utility supply (Electrical, HVAC, Chilled Water, Steam) while maintaining an expense budget that captures, personnel, utility, tax repair and maintenance and depreciation costs.
  • Provides utility and operating strategies and planning for associated generation and distribution systems and facilities including water, sewer, electric, steam, chilled water, and plant air. Ensures utility systems and facilities are designed, operated, and maintained to meet current and future load and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure compliance (Safety, Health, Environmental, GxP (as applicable), DOT, Labor, HR, etc.) for all applicable company protocols, practices, procedures, and regulatory requirements. Ensure that all site related decisions and documents appropriately protect Company interests.
  • Manages development and performance of direct staff. Evaluates staffing requirements, operational labor strategies and coordinates with external service providers to address operational and business needs in delivering innovative and cost-effective operational solutions. Encourages creative thinking in current and future planning with emphasis on employee participation, teamwork, and development.
  • Manage outsourced service providers under Governance/Partner management platforms to deliver services at specified service levels under specified budgets/savings targets. Service providers include soft services (Mail, Dining, Grounds, Cleaning, Landscaping, and Security), hard services (Repair and Maintenance, Waste Management, Project Engineering) and utility services (Electric, Steam)
  • Develop and maintain a site master plan and execute site infrastructure, facility and utility improvement projects by partnering with Engineering (GES and Partner Engineering Function) to proactively address current limitations and potential failures to maximize space usage, reliability and uptime. Work with Real Estate Occupancy Planning to identify opportunities as part of the Real Estate Strategy process.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of EHS, and cGxP practices
  • A minimum of 7 years of Maintenance/Engineering/Facilities leadership experience
  • An understanding of maintenance processes and systems
  • Experience with Collective Bargaining units and execution of a CBA.
  • Exhibit sound leadership qualities amongst competing priorities and agendas while leading, developing and motivating a cross functional team of internal employees and external service providers
  • Successfully navigate challenges and influence across the enterprise

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced Engineering Degree or in related field
  • Utility Operations Knowledge
  • Core Maintenance Function
  • Project Management
  • Labor Relations

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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Requisition ID:R127834