Position Description

Head of Facilities
Location Geneva
Job Code 5160
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  • Managing a team of eight employees
  • Overseeing large projects and contractors, in close cooperation with Procurement
  • Handling physical security, cleaning, and waste disposal
  • Coordinating routine maintenance and repairs
  • Scheduling and coordinating renovations and large-scale refurbishments
  • Budgeting and estimating costs (total budget of about CHF 20m p.a.)
  • Designing and planning facilities layout
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and laws
  • Implementing measures to massively reduce the carbon footprint of our facilities

The ideal candidate for this role should possess strong communication skills, excellent organizational and managerial skills, broad knowledge of business functions and sustainability trends, and project management experience. He/she must understand the technical aspects, support day to day business operations, ensure efficient and operation of facilities with low carbon emissions, mitigate risk, and plan for the current and future needs of clients and staff based on best practices.

Education:
Bachelor Degree
Technical skills:
Practical experience in sustainable building management
Years of experience:
+10 : senior
Exper. in financial sector:
Optional
Experience required:
In Facilities Management, preferentially in a family-owned company of similar size
Local resident (Swiss):
Mandatory
Language 1:
English
Level 1:
Advanced
Language 2:
French
Level 2:
Advanced
Language 3:
Level 3:
Personal skills:
Experience in dealing with insurance coverage (professional, D&O, property, …) would be an advantage - Strong interpersonal and people management skills - Excellent communication skills in French and English - Project management experience - Good knowledge of building regulations and laws in Switzerland - Good problem-solving and negotiation skills - Be highly organized and able to multi-task - Proactive and solutions-oriented.
Challenges:
The Head of Facilities is responsible for the daily operation and physical security in our buildings, for managing vendors and contractors, and establishing and monitoring global facility budgets. He/she also manages a multi-year initiative to refurbish four bank-owned buildings in Geneva to ensure that they fit the future needs of employees and clients and have a minimal impact on the environment. The team also supports the Facility Managers in our international branches, especially on Sustainability topics and major projects.
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