Maxwell Stephens

Director Facilities Management Jobs

Director facilities management jobs are the highest level roles within the facilities management industry. With specific job titles such as Head of facilities OR facilities directors candidates will be depended on to communicate excellently and deliver complete facilities management services across an organisation’s global network. Facilities directors and head of facilities roles encompass a wide range of responsibilities, however typically they will be responsible for the overall functions and development of key improvement initiatives within the organisation they work for.

Maxwell Stephens have discovered that roles at this level are extremely demanding; they require a great deal of industry experience and application of expertise. Directors must have a broad knowledge base of the industry as people throughout the organisation will be dependent on their expertise to successfully oversee the running of the organisation.

Essential skills for these roles include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Strategic thinking
  • Budget management
  • Relationship and people management

An excellent track record of achieving results in previous positions as well as an extensive knowledge of a variety of concepts, practices and procedures relevant to the particular role is extremely valuable in securing high level positions such as these. It is only those that are commercially astute with proven success in delivering efficiencies over multiple sites that will be successful.

In order to reach this level candidates typically have at least 10 years of experience within the industry.  They will also hold qualifications such as a degree in a relevant field such as a BA Honours degree in facilities management, which can be studied part time whilst working in a facilities management role.  Higher qualifications such as a MSc or postgraduate diploma in Facilities Management, as well as a PhD in Facilities Management are extremely sought after in these roles.