Due to continued growth, the purpose of this position is to manage multiple functions of building operations and maintenance of facilities within the Kuwait region. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring an outstanding standard of FM service is delivered through effective leadership of the on-site teams and management of sub-contractors, managing multiple functions of building operations and maintenance, spanning automotive, retail, food and Beverage environments. The Facilities Manager will take ownership for all aspects of operational management including health and safety, statutory compliance, environmental, budgetary costs and customer service standards. The Facilities Manager will report to Senior Manager Facilities Management.
To be responsible for delivering the highest standards of TFM services within a retail/automotive environment
Provide day to day leadership and management to the on-site FM teams
Act as first point of contact for all facilities management escalations, and deal with these in an efficient and timely manner
To build and maintain excellent client relationships
Manage PPM and Reactive maintenance, delivered both direct and through supply partners
Responsible for maintaining the highest standards of health and safety and statutory compliance across the portfolio
Drive Supplier compliance and control and manages supplier relationships
Ensure a cost-effective maintenance program for all buildings, plant, systems and equipment is in place whilst ensuring accurate asset list and essential customer site systems and equipment is managed
Manage accurate asset inventory & Life Cycle Assessment, including identification and support of Capital replacement projects in conjunction with business goals
Rigorous management/assessment of supplier KPI’s
Adhere to all Safety Policies and maintains the work environment, practices and training of staff to avoid accidents and hazards ensuring a safe and comfortable work environment.
Oversee the annual budgets to highlight utilization against assigned budgets in an accurate and timely manner
Ensure that the team is adequately staffed as per business requirements and allocate work to subordinates
Conduct goal setting activities and performance reviews. Manage personnel, including recruiting, talent development, succession planning, training, rewarding and taking disciplinary actions. Deploy resource strategies to maximize headcount and skill base across the department
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred Bachelor of Engineering.
Member of IWFM or similar
MBA is preferred
A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Facilities Management out of them 5 years of in a management position.
Proven leadership skills and FM experience across multi-site business
Ability to communicate at all levels, with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Drives accountability – ability to establish smart goals, taking ownership of responsibilities and commitments to those goals and moving others to own responsibility for their goals
Strong commercial acumen
Good presentation skills
Sound knowledge of EHS/Compliance requirements (EHS training/qualification an advantage)
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