Senior Facilities Manager (Netherlands)

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  • Job Reference: PR/000777
  • Job Title: Senior Facilities Manager (Netherlands)
  • Location: Terneuzen (Netherlands)
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to €100,000 + Benefits
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 5 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens is working alongside one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms to find an ambitious and experienced Senior Facilities Manager for their offices in Terneuzen, Netherlands.

With over 400 offices across six continents, this is an extremely exciting opportunity with the potential for travel within Europe. Our client prides themselves on attracting and retaining the best minds in the industry, so they require a highly skilled and committed Facilities Manager to uphold their global image.


About you

Having worked in facilities management and building operations for over 10 years, you’re looking for your next big challenge. You want to work for a company you can be proud of and where your vast collection of skills and experience will be deeply valued.

Fluent in Dutch and English, your written and verbal communication skills are second to none. You can build and maintain strong professional relationships with people from all levels and backgrounds. You are eager to share your skills and knowledge with new, budding FM professionals. Leading and motivating your various teams across Europe, you can inspire a wide variety of people to strive to achieve the best possible results.

Thriving under pressure, you can think clearly on your feet when things start to go wrong. You’re extremely organized and an adept multitasker, meaning you can organize both your team’s and your own workload to make sure you deliver the highest quality service in agreed time frames.

You have previous experience working for a global corporate real estate company or within a technical services company. Holding either a bachelor’s degree or relevant professional certification, your FM knowledge will make you an asset to our client.


What you’ll be doing

As the Senior Facilities Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading our client’s FM team in their day-to-day operations and projects. You’ll also work closely with your team to help them set and attain meaningful performance and developmental goals. You will ensure they receive all the relevant training necessary for both technical and personal growth.

Monitoring the progress of staff goals, you will continuously support your team to help them hit and overtake their targets. In regular one-to-ones and team reviews, you will address any arising issues to make sure your team is happy and that everything is running smoothly.

You will be the point of contact for all facilities based queries, and maintain effective two-way communications between your team and the client. You may also be required to manage staff at our client’s other offices, guiding and supporting their FM teams across Europe.

Overseeing contractors, you’ll ensure KPIs and local services and processes stay in line with agreed Real Estate practices and contractual requirements. You will also work closely with our client’s procurement team to develop specifications and scopes of work for real estate vendors and goods as required.

You will be responsible for the overall operational and financial success of the facility. Our client will rely on your expertise in preparing the capital plan for building systems, structure, parking, grounds, and more.

Managing all facilities on site, you will undertake regular site inspections to identify any problems or potential risks. Flagging up any issues, you and your team will respond quickly to ensure constant compliance with local environmental, health & safety legislation, and company policies. You will also be responsible for maintain optimal functioning of all building systems, including HVAC, fire protection equipment and lifts.

Assuring the highest levels of customer service at all times, you will also help to plan and execute maintenance programs throughout the properties; keeping the offices functioning safely and looking their best.

This highly responsible role, you will be in charge of both developing and managing the annual operating budget. Preparing reports, administering actual pass-through expenses, and requesting purchase orders, your vast experience in financial management will make you an asset.

You’ll be in charge of reviewing vendor invoices to make sure they’re accurate and in line with budget requirements, and inputting them into the accounts receivable/payable system. You will also coordinate insurance and service contract requirements with associated vendors.

Accuracy of information is vital in any business, so you will oversee the reporting and input of all FM and real estate related data. Implementing and managing the FM Helpdesk, you will also take part in project and property management where required.

Participating in various external and in-house activities, meetings and events, you will be the face of the facilities management department. You’ll also lead a constant effort to improve the usage of resources, in everything from utilities to labour and vendor efforts.


Apply now

Our client is an Equal Opportunities employer, and offers great employee benefits such as 25 days holiday per year, private medical cover and a pension plan.

This is an extremely rare and exciting opportunity to work in the Netherlands for an industry-leading company. Apply now through Maxwell Stephens today…