Senior Facilities Manager (Switzerland).

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  • Job Reference: PR/000778
  • Job Title: Senior Facilities Manager (Switzerland).
  • Location: Horgen (Switzerland)
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to €100,000 + Benefits
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

This is a very rare opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms at their offices in Horgen, Switzerland.

Our client has properties across 14 different countries in Europe alone, making them one of the largest companies of their kind on the globe. Priding themselves on attracting and retaining the best minds in the business, they have asked Maxwell Stephens to find an ambitious and highly skilled Senior Facilities Manager to fill this position.


About you

As a fluent German and English speaker, this is the perfect opportunity to make use of your vast range of skills. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills mean you can build and maintain strong business relationships with a diverse range of people. Inspiring and supporting your team, you can effectively transfer your comprehensive skills and knowledge to new, young FM professionals.

You’re looking for the chance to push yourself and make a difference on a large scale. After more than 10 years in facilities management and building operations, you’re a skilled hand at multitasking; organizing both yourself and your team to ensure the highest quality service at all times. You’re ready to take on new responsibilities and be genuinely valued by your employer.

Having worked for a global corporate real estate company, or a technical services company, in the past, you’ll be able to hit the ground running. You have a bachelor’s degree or a relevant professional certification, and always strive to deliver the best possible service.


What you’ll be doing

You’ll be responsible for the operational and financial success of the entire facility, including managing all facilities on site. Regularly inspecting the grounds, you’ll flag up any issues and respond to them rapidly with your team. Ensuring constant compliance with local environmental, company policies, and health & safety legislation, it’ll be up to you to make sure our client’s business can run smoothly.

Leading your facilities team in day-to-day operations, you will plan and execute maintenance programs to keep the condition and appearance of the offices to the highest possible standard. You will also be responsible for maintaining the optimal functioning of all building systems, such as HVAC and fire protection equipment.

You’ll be required to prepare our client’s capital plan for everything from building systems and structure to parking and grounds. Your financial management skills will make you an asset as you develop and manage the entire annual operating budget. You’ll be providing reports and purchase orders on request, and administering actual pass-through expenses.

Ensuring vendor invoices are accurate and in line with budget requirements, you’ll be in charge of inputting them into the accounts receivable/payable system, and coordinating insurance and service contract requirements with associated vendors.

Overseeing the reporting and input of all FM and real estate related data, you will also manage the newly established FM Helpdesk. Organizing our client’s FM services, you will also take part in project and property management whenever necessary.

Working closely with your team, you’ll help them develop both their personal and technical skills. You’ll help them set and attain meaningful performance and developmental goals, provide them with relevant training, and monitor their progress in regular one-to-ones and team reviews.  Making sure your team are happy and motivated will greatly enhance the FM services they provide.

As the main point of contact for all facilities and buildings queries, you’ll also establish and maintain an effective two-way communication between your team and the client. Your unique skillset and experiences will be greatly appreciated, as you guide and support your employer’s FM teams across Europe.

As you supervise contractors, you will ensure KPIs and local services and processes comply with agreed Real Estate practices and contractual requirements. Working closely with the procurement team, you’ll help to develop new scopes and specifications of work for real estate vendors and goods.

As the face of the facilities team, you’ll take part in both external and in-house events, meetings and activities. You’ll also lead a constant effort to improve the usage of resources, in everything from energy and utilities to labour and vendor efforts.


Apply now

This is a very exciting opportunity to work in Switzerland with one of the world’s leading property firms. As an Equal Opportunities employer, our client also offers employee benefits such as 25 days’ holiday per year, private medical cover and a pension plan.

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