Role details

Facilities Manager

London   •   £30,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Great opportunity to join a growing wholesaler in the food industry
  • Please apply if you are immediately available

About Our Client

The client was established in central London over 40 years ago as one of the first Chinese supermarkets in the UK. Since then it has become one of the landmarks of London's vibrant and bustling Chinatown; renowned for quality wholesale oriental food.

Job Description

As the Facilities Manager you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • To develop structured processes for an effective working environment and processes that enable all aspects of functionality to work effectively for create optimum performance. That maintains standards, the business vision, values and aligns with the three to five year business plan
  • Creates a flexible working environment across all locations supporting facilities based requirements to maintain the integrity of the customer experience
  • To manage and increase the efficiency of continuous improvement at each location as well as coordination and communication between teams on support that is available in doing their roles
  • Plan and manage group wide risk assessments and enforce implementation and review
  • Develop strong relationships with internal teams to improve the position of the client as the trusted oriental food wholesaler and retailer of choice;
  • Visiting all stores and project manage, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors and complete the final sign off
  • Carry out Safe & Legal Audits in each store on a regular basis
  • Identify areas for process improvements and efficiencies, utilising best practices and the most up to date technologies where possible and financially viable
  • Responding appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and dealing with the consequences
  • Managing external contracts with suppliers (fleet management, subcontractors etc.)
  • Ensure all buildings, plants and machinery meet health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation from an internal and external security and safety perspective.
  • Review options for vehicle management: lease/outright ownership/contract hire/sub contract.

The Successful Applicant

Essential Skills:

  • At least 2 years' experience in a multi-site retail or FMCG business
  • IOSH Qualified
  • Budgeting experience essential
  • Excellent IT
  • Confident & effective communication skills
  • Coaching Skills
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Strategically focused and analytical
  • Commercially aware & Customer orientated
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure

Beneficial skills:

  • Fleet Management experience
  • Food Safety Knowledge
  • Facilities Management qualification (MBIFM or AMBIFM)

What's on Offer

Up to £40,000 is on offer to the right candidate as well as 32 days holiday, 10% staff discount and 5% pension.

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