Interim Facility Manager

  • Salarisindicatie ZZP max. € 95/Detachering max. € 100,000
  • Vakgebied Facility & Real Estate, Procurement
  • Full time/Part time Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8536100
  • Locatie Haarlem
  • Dienstverband Detachering via YER, Interim / ZZP
  • Branche Medical & Health


Searching for a challenging Facility Manager with global, multinational experience in a pharma production environment.

Over de functie

Facilities Management at MSD is an integrated and global service department in which all site service activities are grouped. Facilities Management in Haarlem is part of Global Facilities Management and responsible for various activities for the benefit of the complete MSD site, including Marketing & Sales and Pharmaceutical Production. These activities relate to technical and facility warehouse management, management of documentation and archives, offering site utilities and site services such as catering, cleaning, security, waste management and site management.

Facilities Management is established in line with the Merck policy to outsource non-core business and to keep oversight and governance in the retained organization. As the Facilities Manager Haarlem you keep oversight on scope, compliance and financial performance with a focus on buildings, utilities and site services. In addition, you are responsible for improvement of buildings and site in close cooperation with internal clients and Global Engineering or external engineering consultants. You are responsible for the total facilities management strategy at the site, in which you take care of cost efficiency and effective delivery of all site services in cooperation with the IFM provider, Johnson Control (JCI) and possibly other partners. You report to the Executive Director Facilities Management in The Netherlands and have a dotted line to the Director Technical Operations in Haarlem.


  • Managing the performance of JCI in relation to established KPI's, goals for savings and budgets. Initiating and working on innovative and cost saving measures and continuous improvements in cooperation with JCI
  • Managing all FM assets through a life cycle management model. Working closely together with the Director Technical Operations to deliver the Hard Services through the IFM provider to keep buildings in the required state. Developing replacement plans for the assets under the responsibility of FM
  • Assuring compliance with regulatory and MSD requirements for Quality and EHS and taking appropriate action in case of non-compliance
  • Providing technical /facilities expert guidance to colleagues, clients and service providers. Developing and implementing improvement plans based on analysis to address operational challenges, to improve cost base or increase quality or compliance level
  • Establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with clients at the site. Leveraging relationships by interfacing and influencing with Engineering and service providers to produce optimal result
  • Managing the total FM Budget (about € 10 million). Within this budget, energy is approximately € 1.7 M. Therefore additional focus on energy saving initiatives together with the Site and Procurement needs to be developed and sponsored
  • Establishing with clients the business case for capital projects, if needed and delivering the projects in close cooperation with local engineering, Global Engineering Services or external engineering consultants
  • Establishing the FM Service levels in agreement with the business needs of the Haarlem site and according to Global Facilities Management policies

Over het bedrijf

Today’s MSD is working to help the world be well. Through their prescription medicines, vaccines, biological therapies, and consumer care and animal health products and services, they work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. They also demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver their products to the people who need them. MSD has a workforce of over 6.000 in the Netherlands at five different sites. The company has production facilities for humane and animal health products and services in Oss, Haarlem and Boxmeer and has R&D facilities in Oss and Boxmeer. For more information, please visit their website.

Wat wij bieden

  • Long-term interim assignment (minimum until the end of this year)
  • Transparent invoicing (via reverse billing system)
  • Possible to do this role as a freelancer or contractor

Functie eisen

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in a technical area (comparable to Dutch HBO/WO)
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience is preferred
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical production environment is preferred
  • Fluent in both the English and Dutch language, both spoken and written
  • Experience with management of IFM contracts
  • Experience in a complex, international environment with matrix organization
  • Solid project and change management capacities
  • Structured and strategic thinker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good balance between short term priorities and long term goals
  • Friendly but decided
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