Senior Facilities Manager

Posted 05 December 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCommercial Property

Job description

At Sime Darby Motor Group NZ, we let our brands do the talking. Our New Zealand group offers an end-to-end commercial transport solution and an unrivalled dealer network for European luxury cars. We sell, service, and support a wide range of universally recognised, market leading automotive brands from Porsche, Ferrari, and BMW cars to Volvo, Mack, and Hino trucks, Palfinger cranes, Hyster forklifts and TWL and Transpecs trailer parts and solutions

We recognise that our people are our greatest strength. With around 1200 New Zealand employees living and breathing our brands, we make up a large and diverse group operating from 62 locations up and down the country, from Whangarei to Invercargill. Our New Zealand business is supported by a thriving global group with over 20,000 employees operating across 18 countries.
As the business has experienced significant growth, both through diligent sales strategy and brand acquisition, they have recently brought on significant resource in the Property team to help refocus and streamline this area of the business. This also includes the Terra Cat business also owned by Sime Darby which is supported by the Motors property team.
In addition to this recent hire, they are seeking a Facilities Management professional with genuine depth of experience, someone who will take proper ownership of FM performance and who is hands on in their approach. Having someone in this role with significant experience is critical given that this will be key in the overhaul of internal property functions.

Key requirements for the role and expectations include an in-depth technical knowledge of building systems, total commitment to best practice Health & Safety, proven CAPEX planning and budget management skills, excellent computer skills. Your ability to network and manage contractor and consultant relationships effectively will be critical to success in this role.
A general overview of the FM lead responsibilities includes, but is not limited to: 
  • Day-to-day and preventative maintenance of all commercial properties, spanning Retail, Commercial and Office
  • Ensuring effective maintenance and management of essential services for each property to achieve BWOF compliance
  • Dealing with tenant requests in a timely manner
  • Involvement in all new build facilities, including integration into portfolio
  • Ensuring landlord obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and / or any other landlord EH&S compliance standards are met
  • Conducting regular property inspections
  • Ensuring contractors adhere to their contractual obligations at all times
  • Preparing annual operating & capital expenditure budgets
  • Devising and implementing national facilities strategies, including reviewing and procuring contracts to cover both hard and soft services.
Please get in touch if you have strong technical skills and a minimum of five years’ Senior Facilities Management experience. To fit this role, you will be: 
  • A proven, proactive, hands-on leader
  • Passionate about service delivery to tenants, and key stakeholders
  • Resilience in decision making, with an ability to navigate complex negotiations
  • A team player with a track record of maintaining positive, long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders
  • Above all else, you will be a highly organised, motivated person who is comfortable with numbers and all aspects of budgeting. 
This is a great opportunity for a high-quality Facilities Manager to bring their best facilities management approach to a business that will thoroughly empower you to deliver your best work.
On offer is a modern working environment, recently updated custom systems to work with, a lively and friendly team with strong workplace values, who enjoy their jobs. This is a business that works hard and rewards well. 
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.