Sr. Director, Corporate Capital Planning and Real Estate at BioMarin
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Sr. Director, Corporate Capital Planning and Real Estate

Location Novato, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are
For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture
Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists, and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


  • The Senior Director, Corporate Capital Planning and Real Estate will be responsible for providing strategy and direction for this growing corporate function. The Senior Director will be responsible for directing and controlling the activities of the Strategic Facility Planning Process, Corporate Capital Portfolio Management for all BioMarin, Northern California campuses, planning and design and PM Practices, Corporate Engineering Standards and Specifications as well as the development of the global capital long range plan.
  • The Senior Director will also be responsible for BioMarin’s capital investment governance and business processes to ensure proper evaluation, cross-functional review and decision-making related to BioMarin’s global capital investments.
  • The Senior Director in conjunction with the CFE Heads will be responsible in building a global engineering community that fosters a BioMarin Engineering community, oversees global cross functional initiatives and best practices, and facilitates cross functional engineering talent review.


  • Lead the identification, review, and evaluation of strategic capital initiatives (lab, office, manufacturing) to support the Corporate Strategy and present scenario options and recommendations for review/approval by senior management.
  • Lead his/her function to ensure successful planning of corporate capital projects and useful reporting to senior management, including preparing for and facilitating the Strategic Capital Investment Planning (CRT, SCIP, eSCIP) meetings.
  • Actively participate and drive the Long-Range Plan (LRP) process to establish goals, objectives, and deliverables for the future of the organization.
  • Maintain oversight accountability for the global Real Estate process that include acquisitions and divestitures, lease management  including coordination of global tenant improvement plans
  • Ensure effective management of all CAPEX projects related to our International offices and ensure a healthy relationship (strategic alliance) is maintained with associated service providers.
  • Ensure effective oversight of all parcel and zoning analyses, entitlements and related permitting, environmental impact studies, traffic and parking assessments, and amenities planning.
  • Maintain capability to perform workplace and laboratory supply/demand modelling in support of current and future enterprise requirements.
  • Evaluate capability, facility and infrastructure gaps and ensure feasibility assessments in support of our long-term infrastructure goals
  • The Senior Director will need to build partnerships throughout the organization, to regularly educate and influence cross-functional members of senior and executive management.
  • Manage, coach, and develop staff to maximize their capability and contribution to provide high quality deliverables.


  • Ability to present strategic options and recommendations by analyzing a complex set of inputs and providing a compelling business case with rationale supported by financial research (sound business acumen).
  • Experienced leader who has led an organization through a sustained period of tremendous growth.
  • Ability to directly understand or leverage relationships/expertise of others to understand implications of corporate level decisions.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful global management of multiple capital project-related functions.
  • 10+ years of Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred 
  • Requires minimum of 10 years of escalating management responsibilities of both people and functions.


  • College degree required
  • MBA or some post-graduate business education preferred 

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Position is a hybrid workstyle, requiring 2-4 days onsite in Novato, CA

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 197,800 to $ 296,800 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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