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Facilities and Operations Manager

Location:
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Posted:
April 09, 2019

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Daniel A. Pickett

Phone: 310-***-**** Email: ac81r8@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

For the past 18 years I have been taking care of the best and brightest in the worlds of entertainment, animation and gaming for Fortune 500 companies by managing teams of customer service infused individuals that say, “yes” first. I bring projects in on time and on budget, and I am comfortable interacting with people on every level of any organization. I am a facility manager with a proven track record of success in managing sophisticated facilities, properties and assets and keeping up with high standards of maintenance and customer service.

Knowledgeable and skilled in:

Project Management Leadership Space Planning

Event Planning Vendor Management Public Speaking

Project Development IP Protection Employee Development

Team & Company Relocations Crisis Management Security Management

Facility Consolidation

EXPERIENCE

Digital Domain, Los Angeles, Ca 2014-2015

Facilities and Operations Manager

Managed a team of approximately 5-7 employees including facilities coordinators, maintenance workers, receptionists, janitorial, shipping/receiving clerks and security team. Supervised, developed and monitored the performance of the operations team, while bolstering service and response efforts.

Efficient and knowledgeable in employing best business practices to ensure that the services and processes supporting the organization run smoothly

High level of integrity, professionalism and discretion in handling confidential information as well as protecting proprietary IP

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Great communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of company employees

Point of contact for Property Management and Building Engineer

Ensured the facilities were maintained properly and that building repairs and cleaning were properly addressed

Negotiated with external vendors and oversaw all onsite support vendors including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, key card access systems and onsite physical security

Partnered with productions and departments to design space plans and move schedules that best address and accommodate the challenges created by fluctuating project teams and the semi-frequent turnover of project hires and freelancers

Served as a knowledgeable resource for all interior space planning, furniture and cubicle reconfiguration. Supported and developed ergonomic program

Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis

Managed and controlled furniture and fixture inventories

Developed and implemented Crisis Management plan for campus

Oversaw maintenance, preventative maintenance and repair of two motion capture stages

Electronic Arts, Los Angeles, Ca 2003-2014

Facilities and Corporate Services Manager

Key player in original design, construction and set up of EA’s current Los Angeles studio

Managed a team of approximately 5-7 employees including facilities coordinators, maintenance workers, receptionists, janitors, shipping/receiving clerks, security force, outsourced cafe staff and outsourced fitness center staff. Hired, supervised, developed and monitored the performance of the operations team, while bolstering service and response efforts.

Efficient and knowledgeable in employing best business practices to ensure that the services and processes supporting the organization run smoothly

High level of integrity, professionalism and discretion in handling confidential information as well as protecting proprietary IP

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Great communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of company employees

Point of contact for Property Management and Building Engineer

Negotiated with external vendors and oversaw all onsite support vendors including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, key card access systems and onsite physical security

Partnered with productions and departments to design space plans and move schedules that best address and accommodate the challenges created by fluctuating project teams and the semi-frequent turnover of project hires and freelancers

oWorked closely with the IT department to facilitate new hire workstation set-ups

o Created schedules and facilitated moves for intra and inter office relocations

Served as a knowledgeable resource for all interior space planning, furniture and cubicle reconfiguration. Supported and developed ergonomic program

Managed and controlled furniture and fixture inventories

Managed waste disposal, including the proper destruction of any and all Intellectual Property materials through a certified waste vendor program, as well as development of green programs for recycling documents and materials of a non-secured nature

Served on EAs Global Security, Outreach and Green teams

Fire/Life/Safety Site Leader. Conducted periodic fire, health and safety inspections

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, Ca 2000-2003

Manager of Operations

Managed multiple teams of operations coordinators at multiple WDFA studio locations in Burbank and Glendale

Managed both union and non-union labor for vendors for electrical, maintenance, move crews, janitorial and HVAC

Member of Executive Council, liaison with all teams and productions

Partnered with productions and departments to design space plans and move schedules that best address and accommodate the challenges created by fluctuating project teams and the semi-frequent turnover of project hires and freelancers

Served as a knowledgeable resource for all interior space planning, furniture and cubicle reconfiguration. Supported and developed ergonomic program

Managed and controlled furniture and fixture inventories

Sourced and directed vendors and services

Managed waste disposal, including the proper destruction of any and all Intellectual Property materials through a certified waste vendor program, as well as development of green programs for recycling documents and materials of a non-secured nature

Crisis Management Site Leader - Conducted periodic fire, health and safety inspections

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, Ca 1996-2000

Operations Supervisor

Set up and established operations at WDFA’s “Northside” digital animation studio

Ran “Cranium Command” call center for all digital animation studio work orders for electrical, maintenance and HVAC

Managed non-union labor for vendors for electrical, maintenance, move crews, janitorial and HVAC

Negotiated with external vendors and oversaw all onsite support vendors including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, key card access systems and onsite physical security

Served as resource for all interior space planning, furniture and cubicle reconfiguration.

EDUCATION

West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

M.F.A.

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

B.F.A

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), C Cure 9000, Photoshop and WordPress.



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