Senior Facilities Manager

Posted 16 January 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCommercial Property

Job description

Property for Industry (PFI) is an NZX listed property vehicle specialising in industrial property. With a portfolio of almost 100 properties (valued at >$2 billion) is located throughout New Zealand and is leased to around 150 tenants. PFI was created on the principal that investing in quality industrial property in prime locations has the potential to deliver attractive shareholder returns. But they also knew that consistently achieving such returns would require focus and discipline.  This has been the secret to their success. Their commitment to industrial property has not changed. They believe a portfolio that performs is more important than growth.
Continuing the strategy of optimal portfolio performance, the opportunity for the newly created Facilities Management (FM) team to bring the FM function inside the business, transitioning from an outsourced model, has arisen. This will enable PFI to gain a more detailed understanding of their properties and demonstrates their commitment to sustainability goals and strengthens the overall tenant experience and relationship. This has led them to look for a Senior Facilities Manager to help enable this process. This role will report to the Lead Facilities Manager.
The Role 
The key responsibilities in this role can be separated in 3 parts:
FM Transition
  1. Working with PFI team to set up systems and processes in relation to FM services
  2. Establishing relationships with key partners to deliver FM services
  3. Migrating information from current provider while ensuring business continuity
FM Service Delivery
  1. Managing assets in the allocated portfolio for compliance and Health and Safety
  2. Building strong relationships with wider PFI teams, suppliers, contractors and tenants
  3. Working with the Property team to prepare and manage annual FM budgets for both operational and capital expenditure
  4. Managing FM related projects and capital works in collaboration with the Property Team.
  5. Supporting, developing, and delivering sustainability initiatives
FM Strategy & Leadership
  1. Contributing to the strategic direction on FM initiatives working to the wider objectives of the property team and overall organisation, including business improvement in relation to FM and training and developing internal team members.
About You
In order to be successful in this role, you will likely have the following skills and attributes: 
  • 5+ years’ experience within property, preferably with strong knowledge of best practice facilities management principlesacross a multi-site property portfolio
  • Strong customer service ethic and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication
On offer is a modern working environment, recently updated custom systems to work with, a lively and friendly team who enjoy their jobs, and strong workplace values. This is a chance for someone to have a direct impact on the future FM function for a reputable listed property business.

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.