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Facilities Manager

Req ID #:  43176

Shrewsbury, MA, US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Facilities Manager for our Safety Assessment site located Shrewsbury, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Facilities Manager:

  • Plan and manage the operations and activities of the facilities department. Evaluate workload; plan and implement changes as needed. 
  • In collaboration with the Corporate Engineering function, oversee construction and repair projects. May serve as project manager when assigned.
  • Help prepare and review the disbursement of departmental budgets.
  • Manage service vendor services and contracts.
  • Support GLP and GMP compliance in all facility operations, supporting new validations and all change controls associated with facility operation
  • Ensure facility compliance with OSHA, USDA, AAALAC, FDA, EPA and other health/safety and environmental related regulations.
  • Ensure adequate on-call coverage for weekend/after-hours emergencies.
  • Assist in the planning, response and recovery operations for emergency situations and disaster recovery. 
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
  • Develop and publish Standing Operating Procedure and policies for the site
  • Actively participate in energy utility budgets and strive to conserve energy by implementing energy conservation and awareness programs throughout the site.
  • Maintain open communication with regulatory agencies and ensure all permit requirements are complied with.
  • Manage the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Facilities Manager position:

  • Education:  Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent degree  
  • Experience:  Five or more years related experience overseeing  departments in large, complex facilities. Minimum 5 years in a GLP/GMP regulated environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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