Facilities Manager

Posted 24 January 2024
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCommercial Property

Job description

Assemble Recruitment is recruiting a Facilities Manager to be responsible for Tauranga Crossing. It is home to over 100 stores, grounded with a strong foundation tenancy mix ensuring a diverse range of shopping and entertainment options for visitors, contributing to the centre’s long-term sustainability.

Tauranga Crossing will continue to benefit significantly from planned future developments in its vicinity. Tauranga Crossing itself is set to experience significant growth with developments planned for the lifestyle centre, approximately 7,000 sqm, and an extension to the enclosed shopping centre of approximately 9,500 sqm.

About the role

The Facilities Manager will be a multifaceted role, combining strategic leadership with operational excellence, encompassing strategic planning, operations management, and a commitment to creating a safe, welcoming, and sustainable environment for shoppers, tenants, and staff.

The role will efficiently coordinate and deliver key operational functions, ensuring the smooth and on-time execution of the operational requirements, and to ensure internal and external customer service meets company standards.

The role responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive facilities management strategy aligned with the overall goals and objectives of the organisation. 
  • Develop long-term preventive maintenance programme to minimise downtime and prolong the lifespan of facilities and conduct regular assessments of current facilities and recommend improvements or enhancements to optimise performance and efficiency. 
  • Ensure the assets are managed using the best practice standards, process improvement opportunities are identified and implemented, and the appropriate audits and measures are used to monitor performance.
  • Develop the project management programme for the delivery of approved Capex projects. Lead the project teams to deliver programme, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Proactively foster positive and strong relationships with all tenants, addressing facilities-related concerns promptly and ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for their businesses.
  • Prepare annual operating expenditure budget in conjunction with Centre Manager and prepare and maintain a five-year CAPEX budget and plant and equipment life cycle plan. Prepare CAPEX (and sinking fund, where appropriate) request proposals in accordance with Delegated Authorities.
  • Implement and promote sustainable practices, including energy-efficient systems, waste reduction, and environmentally friendly initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the assets operations.
What you’ll bring to the role

To ensure your success in this role, you will need:
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar Facilities Management role, ideally in a shopping centre environment
  • Thorough understanding of building facilities management (shopping centre or other retail desired)
  • High level understanding of sustainability in the context of building design and management
  • Experience with Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Sound understanding and working knowledge of technical maintenance requirements including HVAC and lighting systems alongside working knowledge of relevant legal and compliance frameworks in New Zealand as related to facilities management
  • Experience with contract procurement and management, with on-site contractor management
  • Experience in implementing and ensuring others deliver to standards, policies, guidelines, compliance audits/protocols
  • Excellent relationship-building skills at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to think strategically and cope with business complexity
To learn more or to see a full job description, please submit your interest via the link above, or alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact Matt Webster at Assemble Recruitment on 027 274 6829.