Job description / Role
On behalf of our client, a well-established group, we are seeking a Group Facilities Manager to manage the Group’s office across the MENA region, encompassing, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The aim is to achieve a distinct and highly professional working environment through their continued rapid, international expansion. The role will consult on, plan and implement brand led expansion plans and undertake Office Management responsibility for the Group’s Headquarters. This position will report to CFO, based in Dubai, however extensive travel will be required across the MENA region to support and deliver the whole property estate.
Strategically, the Group Facilities Manager will work closely with the Group Executive Board and individual Country Managers to understand how the ongoing resource needs of the business evolve and identify future facilities and maintenance needs. The individual will need a pragmatic and diplomatic approach in presenting business cases to the Founder and CEO with solid budgetary and fiscal argument. Additionally, working closely with design partners, implementation of office moves, refurbishment and relocation activities will be managed to ensure design aesthetic and brand requirements. Exceptional financial knowledge is also required as preparation of full CAPEX and operating budgets with forecasting for office estate is required.
Management of the Group’s Headquarters and additional offices in Dubai will be done in close collaboration with the IT, Legal, People and Finance Teams. You will be responsible for screening service providers and drive favourable negotiations on all contracts that benefit the Group. You will establish, monitor and implement service level agreements for both in-house and external service providers and monitor business requirements to ensure up-to-date compliance with government authorities and conduct ongoing reviews of property related charges and invoices.
It is essential that you have 6+ years’ experience facilities management within the MENA region and additional office management experience to be considered for this role. You should be a meticulous planner and highly detail orientated, with excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills; managing relationships ate the very highest levels. Demonstrated experience of managing commercial budgets, contracts and project management will be required, along with budget development and financial control. The highest standards are required in this role and our client is specifically seeking those who are able to consistently deliver, anticipate needs and proactively address them.
Applications fitting the exact requirements will be viewed and candidates MUST speak Arabic, French and English fluently.
About the Company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.
Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.
Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.
Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.