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Career Opportunities: State FM Manager - NSW (205533)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 02/09/2017

Job Category:

Property & Real Estate / Facility / Asset Management

Job description:


About Us


Founded in 1924, Woolworths Limited is Australia's largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195 000 people. Woolworths Ltd runs some of Australia's most recognised and trusted brands including Woolworths, Caltex Woolworths, Countdown, Dan Murphy's, BWS, Langtons, Cellarmasters, Big W, ALH and EziBuy. We endeavour to create a extraordinary experience for our customers across all of our stores and platforms.


From retail operations at the heart of every community in Australia to commercial and expertise support functions that operate globally, we’re a large company with a heart - our people are everything.


WOWpeople are great people. Whether we’re learning new things, seizing the initiative, or winning together our customers are at the heart of everything we do. If you’re the sort of individual who takes accountability and strives to always do the right thing for each other, our communities, our customers, and our business, then we ought to connect.


The Role


The purpose of the State FM Manager is to support the overall strategic framework for continuous improvement and integration within the Facilities Management (FM) function. You will lead a team who are responsible for providing facilities management services to our stores. You will also lead the performance of our external service providers.


As a key member of the FM Leadership team, the State FM Manager is accountable for driving high level stakeholder engagement and management, using all resources available to them to drive a culture of continuous improvement. Ultimately, ensuring FM services to our customers are at the highest levels and that we operate as a Proactive, Responsive and Efficient service model.


In order to be successful for this role, you will ideally display:

  • A minimum of five years experience in a similar role preferably with commercial supermarket experience.

  • Experience in a similar senior management role within a large multi-site organisation.

  • Experience leading a cross divisional function across geographically dispersed teams.

  • Experience leading external service providers in a facilities management role.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a large team across a service based business.

  • Demonstrated experience making a significant impact to the results of a business/initiative.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading risk and compliance across facilities.

  • Budget accountability of capex and opex in a previous role.

  • Retail or FMCG experience.

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in either engineering, facilities management or business, or equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of the retail value chain (incl all components such as IT, process, commercial etc) and how this translates to the store and customer.

  • Industry expertise and exposure to Facilities Management best practice.

  • Understanding of an FMCG retail operation and the impact maintenance operations have on that environment.

  • Understanding of compliance requirements with OH&S legislation, relevant codes, Australian Standards and other statutory provisions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, financial reporting, costing and cost analysis.

  • Knowledge of EA negotiation and agreements will be highly regarded.

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