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Facilities Manager



Firmenich is the largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by our purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, we put our science and creativity to work to spread moments of happiness sustainably, shape the future of taste and nutrition, accelerate access to sanitation around the world, while always respecting nature and leading an ethical business. With a Net Revenue of CHF 3.7 billion, we are the Number 1 company in Fine Fragrance and in Fragrance & Flavor Ingredients worldwide. With a legacy of consistently growing ahead of our industry organically, we completed 8 acquisitions over the past 2 years to expand our market reach. To be at the forefront of innovation, we invest CHF 370m in Research every year and count over 3000 live patents. Present across 100+ Markets, with 7200 employees, Firmenich offers equal opportunities to all its colleagues as a globally-certified Gender Equality Employer.

The Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) Department within Firmenich is a global service organization and trusted business partner, delivering critical business services to the highest standards across its portfolio of operations and locations.
The ambition is to provide our colleagues from across the business with a great experience, helping them feel energized, comfortable and secure whether they are working in our facilities or travelling between locations.
We want to achieve this ambition in the most sustainable way possible ensuring we protect our environment, minimize waste and reduce emissions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement and monitor the strategy for facilities services in both Belgium (2 sites) and Germany (1 site). Both soft and hard services need to be delivered through an outsourced model. Establish, manage and monitor performance and contracts of suppliers.
  • Manage and monitor facilities services budget (OPEX and CAPEX) to ensure variances are accounted for.
  • Develop and execute capital investment longer term roadmaps.
  • Manage and develop stakeholder relationships through a concrete action plan (presentation, proactive proposals, expert collaboration, etc.) in order to build an added value and credibility for GWS strategy.
  • Manage space and occupancy according to the Real Estate Corporate Strategy. Reduce our footprint and make efficient use of our space while supporting the (changing) requirements of the business.
We value:
  • 2 - 5 years of experience with the building development industry or service sector.
  • Degree in Facility Management/ Office Management or equivalent in Engineering
  • Technical background with some experience in operational management of hard services. Previous experience in projects investment is a plus e..g. in a direct implementation role as Engineering Project Manager. Experience with lab environments could be beneficial.
  • Professional French and English. German would be a plus.
  • Preferred experience with latest workplace trends and digital solutions related to Facilities Management and/or change management with FM outsourcing models.
We offer:
  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment.
  • Opportunity to introduce new workplace strategies, drive innovation and orient on customer experience.
  • Opportunity to travel within both countries in order to learn from and support colleagues within the department.
  • Explore your ambitions and strive for personal growth.
  • Work in very close proximity to our business in a global and intercultural environment.
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Raphael Pèrez
22-01-2020


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