Senior Manager - Facilities and Worldwide Logistics

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Evelo Biosciences is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Manager of Facilities and Worldwide Logistics


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a fast-paced company in a new exciting field of medicine.  Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients globally through the development of monoclonal microbials.  As a member of the Evelo team, you will be a vital part of helping to shape Evelo’s vision: in transforming therapies through a new modality of medicines.


Reporting to the Vice-President of Finance and Operations, the successful candidate will provide highly efficient facilities and infrastructure management including oversight of laboratory operations and worldwide logistics. This includes ensuring that Evelo’s site and services meet critical business needs, function smoothly and provide a safe working environment in compliance with all federal, state, and local municipal laws, regulations, and best practices regarding lab facilities, office space, and building systems. In this role, you will supervise the Manager of Laboratory Services as well as numerous contracted partnerships.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership regarding the efficient day to day operation of Evelo’s laboratory facilities and office space including management of third party vendorsby developing and implementing relevant programs, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible for administration of the Facilities operating budget including effective cost management and cost control, working proactively with the Vice President of Finance and Operations in the finalization of the annual operating budget, as well as, portions of the Facilities annual capital budget
  • Manage all facets of space planning, office renovations, build-outs and move logistics.
  • Ensure organization wide compliance with laboratory facilities standard operating procedures and best practices including oversight of all safety training requirements
  • Partner with all relevant State and Federal safety agencies
  • Oversight for all worldwide logistics management including procedures and associated vendor/distributor compliance related to laboratory supply inventory vendors, shipping, receiving, packaging and handling standards, hazardous chemicals/reagents, materials & waste
  • Responsible for managing and negotiating supply efficiencies



Experience and Education:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7 to 10 years of facilities and logistics management experience in the area of life science, and/or scientific research is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing lab safety and knowledge/adherence to regulatory guidelines
  • Proven experience in logistic management related to hazardous and non-hazardous materials, inventory, packaging and shipping & receiving.
  • Previous people management experience
  • Significant project management experience


Desired skills and capabilities:


  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prepare and track budgets.
  • Possesses outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to distill complex issues and clearly articulate innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and growth in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to adapt and prioritize meeting deadlines in a fast-paced team or an independent environment.
  • Ability to prepare and track budgets



About Evelo

Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients globally through the development of a new modality of medicines – monoclonal microbials. Monoclonal microbials are orally delivered medicines that modulate systemic immunology and biology through direct interactions with human cells in the gut. These new medicines are broadly applicable across many diseases – including autoimmune, immunoinflammatory, metabolic, neurological, neuroinflammatory diseases and cancer. Monoclonal microbials have the potential to fundamentally change traditional models of drug discovery and development. By finding and selecting naturally occurring monoclonal microbials with defined therapeutic effects, Evelo can improve the speed, cost and success of drug discovery and development. Evelo’s platform enables pharmacological intervention at all stages of disease with naturally occurring, safe and effective monoclonal microbials. Evelo Biosciences was conceived and created within VentureLabs®, Flagship Pioneering’s institutional innovation foundry, and launched by Flagship in 2015. For more information, please visit


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