Site Operations Manager

OMass Therapeutics is an early-stage drug discovery company, applying its unique OdyssION™ technology platform, which comprises novel biochemistry techniques, next-generation native mass spectrometry, and custom chemistry, to discover small molecule therapeutics for rare diseases and immunological conditions.

The company was founded by Professor Dame Carol Robinson to leverage her pioneering work in native mass spectrometry, in studies of dynamic protein assemblies, to characterise challenging drug targets including membrane proteins. The high resolution of our biophysical platform offers an unprecedented advantage in the detection of drug leads. The company vision is to build an integrated drug discovery company, with the ambition to develop and ultimately commercialise our products.
Headquartered in Oxford, UK, OMass has raised over $150M (£119M) from a top-tier international investor syndicate, including Syncona, Oxford Science Enterprises, GV, Northpond Ventures, and Sanofi Ventures. This is an excellent time to join our dynamic growing company.

As OMass prepares to move from our current locations to a new flagship site at the start of 2023, we are recruiting a Site Operations Manager to support our site move, and subsequently be accountable for effective management of the site. The candidate will be expected to be on-site in Oxford and will be working in close collaboration with our lab managers to ensure flawless running of our site so our team can deliver their best work. The company offers a collaborative and innovative environment for a well-suited candidate to become an integral part of our future vision.

The successful candidate will have significant and demonstrable experience of site management, preferably where lab/technical and office facilities are co-located.

Applications to be received by 7th August 2022

Essential Experience, Skills and Qualities

• Significant and demonstrable experience of building and site management, preferably stand-alone site with co-located lab/technical and office facilities
• Experience working with outsourced facilities management providers to ensure smooth running of the site, including meeting all building H&S and service requirements
• Experience supporting basic IT operations, working in collaboration with outsourced IT support provider
• Energetic self-starter with a proactive and “can-do” attitude
• Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, networking and communication skills with demonstrable experience of managing and delivering projects
• Responsible and focused, with the ability to prioritise and deliver high quality work to deadlines.
• Innovative and ambitious mindset, with an agile approach to problem-solving
• Caring and inclusive; respectful and receptive to others’ diverse ideas, experience and perspectives, and enjoys working collaboratively with others as a team.

Preferred Experience and Skills

• HND or foundation degree (or equivalent), in facilities management, business studies or management.
• Experience working in a successful small entrepreneurial setting
• Experience with site management for life science/biotech/pharma company

Role Responsibilities
• Coordinate smooth relocation of current sites (Oxford and Nottingham) to new facility, in collaboration with lab managers and exec assistant
• Key point of contact for facilities management provider to ensure the facility is running smoothly, service KPIs are met and costs are managed effectively
• Ensure facilities related service and maintenance requirements are all met and remain in compliance
• Key liaison with Oxford Science Park and Oxford Business Park management and community, before and after moving respectively
• Key member of H&S committee, under the leadership of the H&S Officer, working to ensure the facility and operations is H&S compliant
• Support IT operations working in close collaboration with IT service provider(s), including managing IT equipment stock, ensure fully functioning equipment across the site and meeting rooms
• Office management including main phone line, managing visitors (in collaboration with executive assistant) and office deliveries

Applicants should provide a full CV and a brief cover letter describing their interest for, and compatibility with, the position.

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Competitive salary and comprehensive employee benefits

Application Instructions: 

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Application Closing Date: 
7 August 2022