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Global Facilities Program Director

Company: Danaher
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

The Global Facilities Program Director will manage, support, and oversee the implementation of a global facility services and workplace management program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to outsourced facility services vendor selection and management, capital project planning, construction project design and management, CAFM system administration, developing business cases, and building and maintaining partnerships internally and externally.

Duties & Responsibilities

Facility Services

Partner with the Danaher Corporate Real Estate and Operating Company teams to design, create, and deliver a Global Facility Services Strategy including, but not limited to:

  • Developing, leading, and implementing a global strategy for facilities including service levels, management of Global Facility Management service providers, and processes/tools for automation and management.
  • Sourcing of a Global FM Strategy including development of an RFP, recommendation of a Global Facilities Management service provider, and transition to a new Global Facilities Management Service delivery platform. Directly leads these practices for assigned regions, specifically establishes operational procedures / processes and ensures vendors execute their work accordingly.
  • Leading "change management" for Global Facilities Management within a complex matrix organizational structure.
  • Delivery of Global Facility Management Services including but not limited to building and site maintenance, janitorial, utilities, food and beverage, and physical security services, including management of KPI's and SLA's for global service providers and 3rd party local service providers.
  • Delivery of FM savings objectives in line with corporate savings strategies.

Capital Project Planning & Budgeting

  • Build templates and data models to enhance, improve and automate metrics and analytics capabilities/systems. Design reports to monitor implementation of operating, deferred maintenance/capital improvement projects and evaluate effectiveness of actions/programs.
  • Create and present business cases. Develop detailed project plans, budgets and roadmaps. Prepare written reports and presentation materials describing objectives, methods, data and results.
  • Provide input to internal teams/task forces and help drive components of large multi-functional projects.

Design & Construction

  • Maintain knowledge of contemporary workplace & change management standards and facilitate stakeholder engagement to create project plans which meet long-term operational needs while aligning with broader corporate real estate strategies.
  • Working closely with 3rd party project management and cost consultants, prepare and maintain current dashboard reporting on CRE projects.
  • Serve as an internal resource on construction matters including process improvement, construction technique, cost and schedule control, project update communication and overall project documentation.
  • Oversee select new construction projects including expansions and or new site development.
  • Reviews and approves bid process and awards of contracts and maintenance agreements for construction and perpetual maintenance needs.

Workplace Systems Tools & Solutions Management

  • Serve as the CAFM System Administrator. Provide in-house support, work closely in partnership with provider, ensure system internal data is consistently updated, run reports, continue to enhance current use, and implement further functions.
  • Direct the roll-out, implementation and administration of a desk and conference room reservation software system that enables a hybrid work environment.
  • Oversee 3rd party performing Occupancy Cost Audits to ensure compliance with the lease including negotiation of settlements and collection of financial recoveries for locations in an assigned territory.
  • Collaborate and mentor Lease Administration team members on data quality and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture, Real Estate or Facilities Management, or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in global corporate real estate, facilities management/planning, design, and construction
  • Global Facilities Management experience in a diverse portfolio of office, creative, lab, manufacturing, and warehouse space preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience managing and evolving Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system or Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)


  • Work cross-functionally and across geographies with stakeholders at all levels to support large-scale programs and initiatives
  • Lead others to drive ongoing program improvements based on user feedback and performance measurements
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, as well as balance business needs versus constraints
  • Technically adept in all aspects of facility planning, design, construction management and operations.
  • Develop and implement capital improvement budgets and financial management of capital projects, including land site expansion, construction financial management, etc.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple changing priorities and responsibilities.
  • Continuously seek ways to do things better in order to achieve department and business objectives and drive greater efficiencies for the business.
  • This role does not currently manage other associates but manages relationships with outsourced service providers and trusted partners.
  • Washington DC, preferred, but remote work locations considered
  • Travel as necessary to global sites

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Danaher, Wilmington , Global Facilities Program Director, Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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