About VitroLabs:

VitroLabs, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Milpitas California, is a biotech company developing a scalable tissue engineering platform for the efficient and environmentally friendly production of leather from only a few cells.  Combining advanced tissue engineering processes with proprietary advances to achieve commercial scale, VitroLabs is on a mission to produce cell cultivated leather that achieves the look, feel and performance of traditional leather without compromise. The composition of the material achieves the complexity of traditional hides without the need to go to animals as an ongoing source of hides. The process is more environmentally sustainable and favorable for animal welfare than that which is used to produce traditional leather. 

About the role:

As Director of Facility Operations, you will create and maintain the systems, tools, and processes that ensure a safe, well-maintained, physical environment at VitroLabs. Reporting to the COO, you will develop, lead, and support facilities and infrastructure projects as we grow our team and expand our operations. You will ensure and enforce facility and personnel safety and compliance.

About you:

You take pride in keeping people safe and understand how to optimize the physical space while ensuring the well-being of your team and company. You enjoy a collaborative startup environment and are excited by the opportunity to lead facility expansion and improvement projects. You are an effective project manager and enjoy using technology to promote strategic planning and collaboration and create scalable, future-proof solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct facilities planning, design, maintenance, and construction programs, leading facilities-related project scope, specifications, request for proposals and quotation, contracting, project management, and execution
  • Lead long-term space planning and facility needs in partnership with executive management and ensure that departmental decisions fit within our business roadmap, budget, and goals
  • Track and ensure our facility's compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and act as the main contact for compliance-related questions and communications
  • Hire, lead, develop, and empower a diverse and inclusive facilities team
  • Provide guidance to the facilities team and ensure the successful establishment, development, and management of:
    • Employee and building safety procedures in partnership with people operations and the safety committee
    • Maintenance programs and service vendors for equipment and systems (ie. waste management, janitorial, building systems, telecommunications, pest control, security, etc.)
    • Shipping and receiving policies and processes, consulting with team to understand needs and timelines
    • Procurement, installation, and maintenance of office equipment for shared spaces, conference rooms, and employee workstations
    • IT infrastructure and assets, such a laptops and telecommunication systems; work with external IT support to manage all IT-related systems
  • Be the main contact for building operations, including site emergencies, property management, and building security, access control, and safety and loss prevention
  • Foster partnership between facilities operations team and other departments, encouraging effective communication and consultation

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience* in facilities management and operations
  • Experience managing facilities with certified laboratory space
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations
  • Experience implementing and maintaining employee safety and compliance programs and trainings
  • Experienced with and certification of safe chemical handling procedures
  • Knowledge of HVAC and other systems needed for technical/lab spaces
  • Project management experience, having led facility-related projects from planning stages to completion
  • Experience using project management softwares

*At VitroLabs, we understand that those who are courageous enough to make the bold moves and run with the "crazy" ideas are the folks who drive innovation and enable us to accomplish our mission. There is no specific pathway that makes you a fit for this role, but rather your resilience, tenacity, and constant curiosity.

If you want to collaborate with us and know you can contribute to making a product that will change the planet for the better, we want to hear from you!

Compensation:

$185,000-$195,000 annually 

Benefits
  • 90-100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental care
  • Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Basic Life insurance & Long Term Disability insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401K (Employer matching)
Perks
  • Onsite employer sponsored lunches (3 days each week)
  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks responsibly sourced)
  • Team happy hours and regularly scheduled table tennis, foosball, and cornhole matches
DISCLAIMER
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and VitroLabs Inc retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
VitroLabs Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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