Lead at myGwork in South San Francisco, CA

📌 South San Francisco 🏷️ Other 🕑 2021-06-20
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Group Leader - PT Portfolio, Design & Construction - Site Services

Note:
Job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Responsibilities


The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
This Director level position has overall leadership and strategic accountability for a team of Genentech project managers in the execution of construction projects supporting a specific internal Genentech client group. Client groups include gRED (Genentech Research and Early Development), PT (Pharma Tech
- Manufacturing, Quality and Development) and our South San Francisco office based customers (Product Development, General & Administrative and Commercial), as well as site work projects.
The projects will range in dollar value between ~$50K and $25M each and will be located at the Genentech South San Francisco, Dixon, and Portland campuses.
The Director will be the key point of contact/liaison between Design & Construction and the representatives of their respective customer group, managing the relationships between the groups, resource planning to support the customer, and resolving escalated issues.
Manage the relationships and alignment between Genentech and the alliance architectural\engineering firms and general contractors executing work on their portfolio.
Leadership expectations of this position include ensuring that the group has the appropriate forward-looking strategies to meet the business needs of the site.
Responsible for managing the finances around the portfolio of customer projects, to support the customer in staying on budget targets for the year.
A portion of the Director's time will be spent on leading or supporting process improvements within Design & Construction.
Directly oversees a portfolio of design and construction projects (likely 40-70 at one time) supporting a key Genentech South San Francisco customer group.
Overall budget overseen by this role will typically be in the range of $30 to $70+ Million per year.
This role will have major interfaces with representatives of key customer groups (frequently ~D1 to D3 interactions, with periodic meetings with customer vice presidents) and will carry full responsibility for the results of their organization to Genentech.
Make decisions on how to best address customer project requests, the timing around project starts to meet customer needs and annual spend\cash flow targets, the approaches for efficient project delivery, staffing assignments, and issue resolution.
This role is expected to be an effective communicator of ideas, project goals and results.
With minimal supervision, is expected to make effective presentations and updates to senior management and in broader forums.
Responsible for creating an environment for the team to learn, develop and grow - from both a leadership and technical perspective.
This role will also frequently interact with senior leadership (operations managers, directors and VP's) of the key alliance design and construction firms hired to support the project work.
A key role of the position is to manage ambiguous business situations, resolve conflicts or disagreements between different project stakeholders, and manage the customer relationships.
This role's direct reports are between four (4) and seven (7) Project Managers (level E3 to E5). Mostly blue badges, but may include some contingent workers (green badges). Successful completion of Genentech specific site training and continual training compliance.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
Demonstrate professional conduct when communicating with peers, customers and managers.
Participate in process improvement initiatives.
Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Direct & Lead Staff:
This role shall hire, develop and lead a staff of Genentech project managers, varying in level from E3 to E5) who will each execute approximately 5-12 design and construction projects at a time (between $50K and $25M in value per project). Identify upcoming project starts, manage the resourcing of his\her team, and provide project assignments to their project managers.
Responsible for supporting their staff's work and will hold weekly \ bi-monthly one on one meetings with each project manager on their team to provide direction and coaching on how best to execute the work, help with escalated issues, and to guide them in career development.
Customer Relationship Management:
The Director of this team is the direct interface between Design & Construction and the key representative(s) of a major Genentech functional group such as Research, Pharma Tech, or our office based clients (Product Development, General & Administrative and Commercial groups). This role will be highly engaged with the customer in understanding their business needs, and working to translate those needs into individual design and construction projects.
Assist in developing new project scopes, providing input on initial costs and schedules for that customer's portfolio of work (cLRP level estimates), and assist the customer in making decisions about when to start new projects.
To support this work in the Planning/Project Initiation stage, the Director will engage resources as appropriate for constructability reviews, alternative analysis, scheduling, estimating, etc., to assist the development of the scope.
Once ready, assign a project manager from their team to execute the defined project scope.
Portfolio Management for the Supported Customer Group:
The Director will be responsible for the portfolio of projects executed for their customer group, and is responsible for the cash flow and budget & resource management of the functional area's portfolio.
On a monthly basis, will meet with the leadership of that functional area (typically a director, senior director or executive director) to review the portfolio and assist the customer in prioritizing their portfolio to meet available project resources.
A key deliverable for the director in this role will be the creation of a portfolio financial report, detailing the budget and cash flow status of the portfolio on a monthly basis. Decisions on which projects to start \ stop \ hold are made based on this reporting.
Manage Relationships with Key Suppliers:
The design, engineering and construction of the projects executed for each customer group will be done by a number of alliance design and construction firms, who will partner on a portfolio basis with the project managers to execute the work in an efficient, well-coordinated manner.
The Director will be responsible to manage the relationships between Genentech customers and their project managers with these firms, to ensure positive interactions, and a collaborative and efficient approach to the work.
Continuous Improvement:
A subset of the Director's time will be dedicated to leading or supporting continuous improvement initiatives within Design & Construction to enhance customer relations and workflow efficiency. The initiatives will typically require team building, cross-functional leadership & wider business understanding.
Project Approvals:
The Director in this role can independently approve projects up to $1M. This role will also chair the Project Review Committee (PRC), along with the other two Directors (Group Leads), with responsibilities to review and approve projects up to $2M and authorize projects with higher value to be presented to Sub
- CGC for approval.

Requirements

Bachelor degree with a preference for mechanical, electrical, chemical, environmental, architecture, construction management or related field.
Graduate degree, preferably in architecture, engineering, or construction management.
Certification in project management (i.e.
PMI certification), Six Sigma, Lean or Operational Excellence or additional relevant management training is desirable.
15 years+ minimum experience in engineering, project management, facilities, planning or related field.
Good working knowledge of project design, construction and management.
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, collaboration and conflict resolution skills, as the role works frequently in a resource challenged and schedule sensitive environment.
Confidence in leading a team of project professionals, positive attitude, and a good temperament for customer interaction is necessary.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, and must deliver effective presentations to senior management.
Must embrace approachability and true relationship building with customer and third party partner groups.
Excellent organization and planning skills.
Advanced Microsoft Office and google suite skills.
Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills are essential to facilitate the work of cross-functional and interdepartmental teams.
Must be dependable, attention to details, and proficient in coordination tasks.
Self-starter and ability to work with minimum or no supervision.
This employer is a corporate member of myGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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