Regional Facilities Manager - Northern Europe

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Role: Regional Facilities Manager - Northern Europe

Purpose of role: To manage the FM supplier base and the Retail Management liaison at store level on a day to day basis in order to maximise FM service delivery standards and assist in creating a world class retail environment where shopping is a delight and working is safe and enjoyable.

Key Responsibilities:Ensure FM Delivery Standards to stores at all timesEnsure through management of the FM supplier base and co-ordination between the FM department and Retail Management that stores can trade at all times.Monitor and performance manage the FM supplier base to continuously improve the service delivery standards being achievedConduct supplier performance reviews including service quality audits and verification of PPM programmed visits.Be available for out of hours emergency call-outs where a store is threatened by partial or full closure
Liaison with Store ManagementAttend store visits with store management (and FM supplier base representatives if appropriate) to receive and register their feedback, deal with any of their FM related concerns, check the outstanding items on the CMMS system (PRIMMS), take part in a visual standards and compliance check by walking through the store and backroom areas, inform them of any updates or latest FM department initiatives or projects, allow them to participate in the supplier base partners performance evaluation activitiesFeedback key findings from store visits through structured visit reports to the Assistant Head of Facilities for dissemination with other stakeholders of for suggested improvement follow-up actionCreate and maintain a visit plan to ensure each store in his/her allocated area gets at least one full visit every six months, communicate this plan with store management, and send appropriate reminders shortly prior to intended visits to avoid absence or misunderstanding on either sideDiscuss with store management any planned re-launch activity, significant repairs, upgrades or out of hours access to their stores.Assist store management in the run up to the opening of any new stores in the area by providing a single point of communication for all matters relating to post opening FM matters.Investigate any store management complaints in detail obtaining factual evidence of any wrong doing or poor performance, and report it back to the Assistant Head of Facilities if it cannot be dealt with at this level.
Managing the FM Supplier base on a day to day basisContinually monitor the helpdesk system to ensure maintenance requests in the region's stores are dealt with within the contractually allocated parameters.Chair the monthly operational review meetings with the main FM hard and soft services providers, which should include a review of their monthly performance, a discussion on any lessons learned from failures or mistakes during the past month, acceptance of a supplier's recovery plan in case of poor performance standards, a walk around with the supplier in the store where the meeting is being held to visually confirm delivery standards and legal compliance, information and thoughts exchange on potential improvements to the standards and/or budget efficiencies, etc.Carry out impromptu audits on quality of maintenance being performed on site, which could include joining a supplier's management representative on their own monthly store audit to verify that audit is carried out to the agreed standards in a consistent manner by everyone involved.Feedback key findings from these operational review meetings through structured performance reports to the Assistant Head of Facilities for dissemination with other stakeholders of for suggested improvement follow-up actionLiaise with the FM department members in the Dublin office to ascertain the Supplier base partners helpdesk performance and customer service approach, and seek any correlation between this and on site performance (good or bad), in the event of disconnect between the two, take necessary action to redress the balance.Manage any assigned ad-hoc responsibilities such as specification reviews or project roll-outs.Work collaboratively with stakeholder departments such as EHS, Store Development, Procurement, Finance, Supply Chain and Retail Operations to deliver service and solutions on a "best for business" basis.Lead the FM team at FM hand over (FMHO) meetings. Prepare the FMHO report and liaise with Store Development, Primark Property Department and Retail with regards to the closing out of store development project defects and omissions.
Managing CostMonitor and manage spend in all maintenance, energy and waste categories and liaise with Assistant Head of Facilities and Supplier Performance manager with regards to any potential deviations from budget.Review all supplier quotations and consider necessity, alternative solutions, value, compliance, impact on other stakeholders and total cost of ownership of all proposals. Validate supplier invoices and in so doing consider accuracy, veracity and compliance with contract terms.Review PRIMMS usage and liaise with contractors, store management or finance as required to correct any anomalies.Seek continuous improvement opportunities and work with other stakeholders to deliver operational efficiencies
PeopleWhilst it is unlikely that people will report in to you, you should still seek to positively motivate any Primark employees or supplier base partner representatives through constructive or positive feedback, praising when a job is well done, and correcting failure or mistakes in a clear, assertive and non-emotional manner.Optimise stakeholder morale though effective communication and promotion of a positive partnership environment whilst ensuring staff are fully aware of company policyLead by example especially in matters such as HSE compliance, energy consumption, dress code, etc.Develop own capability
Operating StandardsFull understanding of the Primark contractual FM framework and its KPI/SLA RegisterAccountable for meeting legal compliance and FM delivery standards on a day to day basisEnsure that suppliers comply with the Primark Code of Practice on the Procurement of MerchandiseEnsure awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Skills/Knowledge/Experience:Minimum of ten years' experience in a similar disciplineProven track record of managing FM supplier base operations and retail management liaison functions in a multi-site environmentStrong M&E background and extensive experience in the management of modern building services installationsStrong planning and organisational skillsNatural communicator and relationship builderPassionate about delivery standards and continuous improvementAble to lead projects, initiatives and integrate business and FM objectivesCompetition and industry awareA strong creative and structured approachStrong commercial understanding of the FM and retail industriesExperienced meeting chairperson, process rather than content driven.Regional knowledge and experience is highly regardedUnderstanding of corporate social responsibility and especially safety, health, and environmental managementWilling to travel and be available in case of emergency response requirements