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Director Facilities

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
Opportunity for a Director of Facilities to work in a high visibility position within a fast growing, progressive world-wide company, that places an emphasis on the environment and sustainability, at a state of the art new campus.
The Director is responsible for multiple aspects of the Global Facilities Management Function to include: Site Management and Engineering; Repairs & Maintenance; Construction & Renovations; Real Estate Development; Housekeeping; Cafeteria Services; Business Support Services; Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety. Ensures Facility Management operates within cost budgets and uses continual improvement tools for identifying and improving quality of service and the financial performance of the entire Facilities Management function. Delivers innovative leadership to create an exceptional work environment while continually seeking opportunities to enhance functional performance. Develops and administers best practice processes which ensure work product and strategies align with global strategic business interests and objectives. Ensures sound practices which support transparency, increased productivity, and improved communication. Builds strategic partnerships with key service providers, local businesses and municipal leaders within our communities. Provides leadership to a mid-level management team in support of a staff of over 100 FTEs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and implements successful strategies to assure best in class Facilities Management and works collaboratively with key stakeholders; key service providers, vendors, and leaders within our communities.
Provides oversight and manages global real estate management, development, acquisition, and disposition in accordance with an established master plan.
Establishes and maintains site master plans.
Establishes and implements short-and-long range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operational procedures.
Oversees and directs the preparation and contract negotiation, leases, deeds, mortgages, and other real property legal documents on behalf of the company.
Analyzes the real estate market to identify investment opportunities; recommend the acquisition and disposition of real estate properties ensuring adherence to the company master plan.
Oversees and directs the planning, design, development, construction, and alteration of physical facilities and real property at all company locations.
Administers all capital expenditure pertaining to facilities and real property development; monitors individual capital projects ensuring that costs, timing, and contract requirements are met.
Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; employ, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost analyses.
Stays abreast of Facilities Management best practices, new technologies, market dynamics and trends.
## Qualifications
EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Engineering or Facilities Management required.
Master's degree (MBA or Engineering) preferred.
EXPERIENCE:
10+ years of operations experience and knowledge including facilities operations, building management; engineering; construction and regulatory compliance.
Demonstrated leadership experience and strong communications skills.
International experience preferred.
Multi-site experience strongly preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to design, plan and manage major construction projects.
Skill in examining and continually improving operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies.
Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance.
Knowledge of capital expenditures policies and procedures.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to EH & S, facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
Employee mentoring, development and performance management skills.
Outstanding interpersonal, community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Travel is required both domestic and international
IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs 5,700 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time--biotechnology and information technology.
We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.
If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!
ABOUT THE AREA: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Cities for Young Professionals, was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by Bonapppetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets, made the top 10 list of healthiest cities for women by Women's Health Magazine, and has recently been nominated for "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine; the magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors.
No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V
Job: Facilities
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: Facilities - 30000011
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Mar 12, 2014, 9:20:10 AM
Req ID: 10004 0

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