Real Estate-Facilities and EHS Manager - Agilent Technologies

September 28, 2017

Agilent Technologies

Boulder, Colorado

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. We inspire and support discoveries that advance the quality of life. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent's expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions. We enable customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us.

The world’s most revolutionary biopharma companies are partnering with Agilent Technologies to advance the next frontier of medicine. Agilent continues to invest in capacity and expansion of its Colorado operations. Join our team of professionals dedicated to the development and commercialization of nucleic acid therapeutics for life changing, lifesaving medicines.

Agilent is looking for a forward-thinking, dynamic Workplace Services leader with experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnical, or life sciences who can help lead Agilent into its next phase of growth and innovation.

Workplace Services is Agilent’s Corporate Real Estate function, managing 5M sqft, 100 sites, across 30 countries. Programs include real estate acquisition and disposition, capital planning, project management, facilities operations, employee services and amenities, security, risk management, travel and EHS. 

This role is focused on 2 sites in Colorado totaling 200K sqft. and expanding. Both sites house Agilent’s Nucleic Acid Solutions Division which produces active pharmaceutical ingredients for biological-based therapeutics. The sites are complex, chemically centered, highly regulated manufacturing facility with multiple shifts. This emerging market is currently experiencing significant growth and we are looking for a candidate with the technical experience and regulatory foundation to grow with us in this new frontier.

Business enablement: Maintain infrastructure with no business disruptions; Ensure regulatory compliance; Implement Agilent’s global EHS program, Anticipate/identify new demand and emerging requirements, enable capacity expansion, support business ventures/M&A, represent Agilent within the local state and county/city jurisdictions

Employee Engagement: Ensure a safe and effective work environment; Provide a collaborative work space and helpful amenities; Lead and promote environmental stewardship; Promote Agilent brand/culture through our real estate; plan and execute company events and parties

Operational leverage: Provide a best in class cost structure, optimization of sites and space, deliver One-Agilent leverage of assets, spend, and suppliers optimizing the outsourced model; provide a consistent approach to support and standards


•Leading day to day operations including facilities management, EHS, and employee services. Includes management of strategic/global suppliers, listening and responding to inputs from employees and key stakeholders, integration of acquisitions, ensuring operational excellence in execution.

•Working with your team to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects, working with the business leaders to identify and prioritize business requested projects, developing this into an overall plan of record for approval during Agilent’s strategic planning cycle. This includes the successful execution of such projects which can range from major greenfield construction projects to office relocations, site upgrades and infrastructure improvements.

•Leading the compliance functions of EHS and Global Security in the effective application of regulations and Agilent policies (FDA, PSM, ISO). Ensure to provide a safe, effective and efficient workplace in line with Agilent’s values and ethics. This includes providing appropriate training and consultation, and representing Agilent with external regulators.

•Collaborate with businesses and other functions to maximize leverage , liaising across the broader Global Infrastructure Services organization on infrastructure service optimization and delivery

•Working across WPS and in close collaboration with the businesses to identify and anticipate new demand, projects and strategies that would further Agilent’s business goals. This could range from identifying locations or expansions to support business growth, energy efficiency projects to further Agilent’s environmental and cost goals, rationalizing suppliers/operations to improve productivity.

•Managing an annual budget (opex and capex)

•Developing and communicating the objectives and goals for suppliers and the WPS team including talent development and process improvement activities. 

•Providing upfront consultancy and implementing complex corporate and business changes as per agreed plan e.g. re-organizations, acquisitions & divestitures

•Being a role model for Agilent’s culture, values and ethics

Additional skills and competencies:

•Results oriented and strong business acumen
•High emotional intelligence to deal appropriately with emotive and sensitive topics
•Strong supplier management skills
•Proven experience as an effective leader, people manager and coach
•Ability to challenge the status quo and drive change
•Excellent communication and influencing skills. 
•Strong negotiation skills with a capacity to influence outcomes
•Good balance of strategic and tactical skills
•Able to operate and collaborate within a matrix organization 
•Manage complex and multiple priorities taking measured risks and appropriate corrective action.


•Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Engineering, Project Management or other relevant field is preferred. 
•Typically 10-15 years work experience in management and leadership positions in Bio-pharmaceutical and other highly regulated environments. 
•Knowledge of Process Safety Management standards
•Strong knowledge of supplier management, facilities management and project management in regulated spaces

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.