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Sr. Manager Facilities- Hard Services - Princeton,

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  GWS

Hard Services Lead, North America

Princeton, NJ, US




Responsible for maintaining the core and shell of all Firmenich facilities and infrastructure within the scope of Group Real Estate & Workplaces, as well as keeping the property in a condition that is consistent with world-class expectations across North America.  Develops strategic programs for energy, infrastructure assets, buildings and projects while working through an Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) partner.  Understands complex infrastructure environments of offices, laboratories, storage facilities and chemical manufacturing.  Manages stakeholders and service delivery through a small internal team complemented by an IFM partner as well as vendor solutions for expertise.


As a Senior Manager of Hard Services for Workplace services, you’ll be responsible for the management and oversight of all hard services associated with our portfolio of office & lab buildings.  Hours will vary with service or project requirements and the role is expected to be primarily on site as it supports the facilities & business unit personnel. You’ll be supported by your team with the possibility to grow into a director level or beyond and directly impact the quality of our facilities & services provided to business personal and our customers – helping to maintain the safety and quality of our facilities.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

  • Management of Hard Services planning & execution activities including reconciling planned to actual outcomes with a focus on continuous improvement initiatives ensuring that all Hard Service operations comply with federal, state and local government laws, as well as Firmenich Company policies, procedures, certifications and guidelines.
  • Develop equipment strategies for infrastructure, including identifying critical components, parts lists, parts strategies, and equipment monitoring requirements and improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain an Energy Management program through the proper monitoring of equipment operations, tracking of energy usage and capital planning/execution optimizing equipment and/or systems.
  • Contribute to and lead larger project development to support broader infrastructure projects that will span a variety of trades as well as management of small project planning & execution through on-site teams including internal staff, IFM partners & trade vendors.
  • Development of overall budgets for Hard Services and responsibility for delivery of the budget actively contributing to improving the planning, scheduling, and optimization of the Hard Services process by developing and reviewing reliability and availability data & KPI’s.
  • Provide regular reporting on Hard Services operations to the relevant stakeholders and vendor partner on availability & reliability data through the Governance process.


We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future;
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs.

You bring

  • Experience:  minimum 10 years of industry experience in facility management / building maintenance.
  • Training/Education:  a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent Technical degree including familiarity with and ability to knowledgably direct skilled trades such as, but not restricted to: building engineers, electricians, plumbers-pipe fitters. Appropriate trade certifications are a plus.
  • Knowledge:  of commercial and corporate real estate building systems maintenance and the ability to read / understand building drawings such as single line electrical drawings, HVAC, plumbing and the like.
  • Business Awareness:  demonstrated commitment to health and safety, sustainability, quality assurance and continuous improvement.
  • Inspiring Leadership:  good organizational, interpersonal & supervisory skills, the ability to prioritize tasks / respond to emergencies including exceptional stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent Communication:  proficient in English reading, writing and speaking as well as skilled in MS Suite with expertise in Word and Excel required and experience with PowerPoint.


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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