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Vice President, Global Facilities, Real Estate & EHS at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Vice President, Global Facilities, Real Estate & EHS reports to the Senior Vice President, Global Quality and Operations and is primarily responsible for leading and directing the strategic operational and development planning of all Illumina facilities, EHS and Physical Security in support of Illumina’s mission and strategic objectives.

The VP provides vision and leadership for all Facilities functions within Illumina and collaborates with key leaders across the business to deliver best in class Facilities, Real Estate & EHS solutions.

This position requires an experienced business leader who has a track record in building effective teams, has demonstrated successful collaboration across a matrixed organization, and possesses a unique blend of process and strategic capability. The incumbent will combine intelligence, experience, confidence, humility, and a strong work ethic to build on the group’s solid foundation and create a truly world-class Facilities function at Illumina. 


  • Strategic leader for all real estate transactions in collaboration with key internal and external resources

  • Strategic leader for all expansion activities including the identification and construction of new major sites

  • Developing and driving the optimal financial results from an optimized real estate strategy.

  • Responsible for leading strategic infrastructure plans and leading the teams that execute the operational plans and strategies with a 5 year time horizon pertaining to corporate real estate in our high growth organization.

  • Leads the Facilities, Real Estate, EHS and Physical Security teams to create plans, budgets, and purchases, construction and modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor, materials and other related costs

  • Leads large scale contract development and negotiation pertaining to Real Estate in collaboration with procurement and legal teams

  • Leads the organizational strategy to hire and develop employees to ensure the effective operations and processes while also anticipating future capabilities and skill needs for future innovation

  • Provides strategic leadership for the overall Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) mission, vision, strategy and annual initiatives for the organization

  • Leads the security personnel team and physical security assets for the organization

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field, Master’s degree preferred  

  • 15+ years in depth facilities engineering, maintenance and safety experience, preferably in a Biotech organization.

  • 10+ years’ experience leading and managing teams and projects globally in a fast-paced and high-growth environment

  • Proven experience in managing expense and capital budgets in excess of 100M annually.

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