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Director of Facilities & Engineering

Aktiv Pharma Group
Broomfield, CO
Expired: May 30, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $170,000 to $190,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Aktiv Pharma Group ('Aktiv') is a fast-growing, vertically integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with combination products CDMO capabilities, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing sterile-injectable products in a portfolio of proprietary, value-added, prefilled delivery systems. The company's team of 80 employees harmonize all aspects of combination product development and manufacturing with effectively synchronized operations, including chemistry, device development, manufacturing equipment development, material science, quality and regulatory, in-house cleanroom assembly operations, and in-house sterile fill-finish. Aktiv commercializes drug products independently as well as supporting other pharmaceutical companies address unmet needs and create competitive advantage in the market. Aktiv leading products are proprietary emergency medicine in autoinjectors.

Aktiv's mission is to deliver peace-of-mind to patients and their communities, and its values are truth, perseverance, caring, and goodness. The company's culture emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusivity and implementing leadership across the entire organization. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of our equal opportunity employment policy and by providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that our DEI initiatives are an opportunity to make a difference beyond our organization, in our community and society. Aktiv is grateful to be taking part in the individual journey of its employees and is striving to support a balanced life experience. We are striving to create a safe and inviting work place in which our team would be excited to come in the door at the beginning of the work day, and leave at the end of their day with a sense of accomplishment and value.

We are currently hiring a Director of Facilities and Engineering.

The Position: The Director of Facilities and Engineering will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for management of a multi-discipline team to deliver reliable engineering and construction services across Aktiv sites. The ideal candidate will provide strong stakeholder management and influencing skills and will interact with all levels of the organization ensuring competing priorities are managed objectively and in line with the overall business strategy. This individual will also drive project management practices and embedding a culture of project execution and delivery.

At Aktiv Pharma Group, we value the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds our employees bring. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of our equal opportunity employment policy and by providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We work according to our values of truth, caring, goodness and perseverance, and encourage individuals with the required skill-sets and these values to apply.

Aktiv Pharma Group offers a wealth of benefits to our employees and their families.

Employee Benefits Include:
  • The compensation range for the Director of Facilities & Engineering is $170,000 - $190,000 annually.
  • Medical Insurance (Cigna):
    • HDHP - Aktiv contributes the full monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
    • Two additional premium medical plan options - Aktiv contributes a portion of the monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
  • Vision Insurance (Principal/ VSP Network)
    • Aktiv contributes the full monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
  • Dental Insurance (Principal)
    • Low Plan - Aktiv contributes the full monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
    • High Plan - Aktiv contributes a portion of the monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
  • Legal & ID Shield
    • Aktiv contributes the full monthly premium for the employee and their dependents.
  • Spending Accounts (Rocky Mountain Reserve)
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • DFSA
    • LP FSA
  • Ancillary Benefits (Colonial Life)
    • Accident
    • Group Medical Bridge
    • Voluntary Life AD&D
    • Disability
  • 401k (Human Interest)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Bi-Monthly Internet and Cell Phone stipend
  • Fully Paid Membership for the employee and their dependents to Lifetime Fitness
  • Fully stocked office kitchen - Health conscious and Vegan!
  • This position will be on location, but flexible work arrangements can be discussed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Accountable for governance of company facilities project portfolio. This position will leverage Aktiv tools and methodologies as well as industry best practice to deliver improvements and portfolio performance. The position will be responsible for the coaching, training, and implementation of these skills throughout Aktiv.
  • Leads the development of the Site Master Plans and associated facility development and integrates requirements into a 5-year strategic capital plan for the Sites.
  • Develops and implements the PMO strategy, policies, and procedures to support project/program portfolio management processes and execution.
  • Coordinates communication of portfolio decisions and translates impact effectively to a wide audience across the organization. Escalates to management when decision rights exceed established boundaries.
  • Maintains a central repository for all agreed site projects.
  • Maintains complete equipment, building, and infrastructure documentation including up-to-date drawings, specifications, operating instructions, and maintenance records.
  • Facilitates resource loading analysis to provide information and direction to leadership on balance of project workload to available resources.
  • Identifies and anticipates conflicts or issues relating to engineering project Portfolio. Leads positive conflict and issue resolution.
  • Communicates roadmaps, progress, risks, mitigation plans, and impacts to senior management and internal cross-functional and remote project teams. Steer teams based on business objectives, and continuously align teams to those objectives, in the face of ambiguity and aggressive deadlines.
  • Ensures a high level of Safety and Quality compliance standards for regulatory agencies audits and inspections.
  • Responsible for management and oversight of all outsourced F&E service contracts (Calibrations, Drawing Management, Blue Mountain compliance) and associated productivity programs. Maintains adequate service governance for delivery of these contracts to the required standard.
  • Develops, maintains, and justifies the departments' budgets based on current and future business drivers.
  • Engages Development engineering and manages the interfaces between these teams and F&E partners (Plant Engineering and Validation).
  • Continuously reviews and improves engineering processes and systems to ensure continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness, and evaluates the need for changes. Develop metrics to support industry benchmarking to drive performance.
  • Collaborate to support prioritization of projects, clearly identifying business priorities, and scope to determine project requirements.
  • Responsible for driving retrospectives that incorporate lessons learned from previous projects to instill a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Creates, establishes and maintains an environment that encourages a strong culture of teamwork, accountability and commitment.
  • Responsible for all construction projects and supporting partners for all facilities

Job Qualifications

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • The priority competencies for this individual are a high focus on systems, safety and compliance and an ability to maintain communication and strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Project Management (PMP, IPMA, Prince 2 Practitioner an advantage)
  • Strong knowledge of combination product/aseptic operations cGMP and experience delivering services in a 24hr manufacturing facility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to lead effectively in highly matrixed organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risk and react appropriately and make effective decisions in challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and effectively communicate trade-offs and consequences of prioritization.

Experience and Education:
  • Master's degree in engineering, Facilities and Management plus 6 years of directly related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Facilities and Management plus 10 years of directly related experience.
  • Within experience must have 5 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, and programs or directing the allocation of resources.

Additional Requirements/Licenses/Certifications:
  • Must have reliable transportation. Currently have multiple locations.


Aktiv Pharma Group

Broomfield, CO


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