Head of Facilities

Mercedes HPP are seeking an experienced Head of Facilities to work in our Brixworth Factory. Your core purpose will be the day to day management of quality, delivery, budgets, and continuous improvement, along with creating and leading strategic improvement for facility and plant management, legislative requirements and HSE departments amongst others.

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Job no: 492321
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Facilities

If You're successful in this role, you'll...

  • Fully integrate into the management and Facilities team – creating credibility and the perception as the ‘go to’ person with regards to any Facilities topic
  • Have a full understanding of your area’s accountabilities, deliverables, and the drivers/inputs that can drive change to them
  • Have created and got stakeholder ‘buy in’ to an overall Facility strategy to ensure the Facility, Infrastructure, and Service Delivery meet current and future business requirements
  • Have full understanding of the business, processes, and how it functions
  • Have shown demonstrable increases in ‘value for money’ for service deliverables

Core responsibilities will include...

  • Day to day management of quality, delivery, budgets, and continuous improvement for the following areas;
    • Facility and Plant Maintenance Team – PPM and Reactive team to maintain fabric and plant for office, workshop, manufacturing, test operations, and clean room environments areas
    • Machine Tool Maintenance Team – PPM, TPM, and Reactive team to maintain diverse set of manufacturing machines and process equipment
    • Facilities Engineering – Team to create new, modify, and optimise buildings, plant, and infrastructure to meet current/future stakeholder, legislative, and business requirements
    • Health, Safety, and Environment Team – manage, lead, champion overall site HSE culture and toolset to meet business and legislative requirements. Agile and the ‘Go To’ experts.
    • Integrated Management System (IMS) Leadership – manage, lead, champion our business certifications. This includes coordination of internal and external audits, confirmation checks, re-certifications, possible changes to certifications, as well as being the ‘Go To’ experts.
    • Capital Projects – manage Facility related capital projects to agreed QCT targets
    • Site Services Team – Manage all site services (Cleaning, Security, Waste, Landscaping, etc.) delivery across site through effective contract management
    • Catering and Events – manage our catering service and staff events

Therefore we need you to be skilled at...

  • Leading, Inspiring, and Motivating teams with highly diverse skillsets
  • Communication and engagement with all levels of the business
  • Creating credible working relationships with peers
  • Managing priorities in a highly agile business environment
  • Proactive approach to stakeholder and business current and future requirements.
  • Ensuring solutions are cost effective and show value for money
  • Leading, Inspiring, and Motivating teams with highly diverse skillsets
  • Communication and engagement with all levels of the business
  • Creating credible working relationships with peers
  • Managing priorities in a highly agile business environment
  • Proactive approach to stakeholder and business current and future requirements
  • Ensuring solutions are cost effective and show value for money

Have experience of...

  • Leading a Facilities Team in a highly technical and agile business (motorsport, aerospace, R&D, etc.)
  • Strategic facility and services planning
  • Managing and championing business applicable certifications
  • Managing and championing Health, Safety, and Environment for the business
  • Managing and negotiation of service contracts
  • Programme management of large complex capital projects
  • Managing operational and capital budgets
  • Asset management and optimisation
  • Customer focussed service delivery – stakeholder engagement
  • Change management

Demonstrate knowledge of...

  • Managing diverse teams and service contracts – examples of KPIs and CI plans
  • Technical Facility/Plant Management – Manufacturing, Test Operations, Clean Room Environments, etc.
  • Statutory legislative requirements for building and site management
  • ISO 9001, ISO14001, OSHAS18001 (ISO45001), ISO 50001
  • Health, Safety, and Environment
  • Creating and leading strategic improvement for facility and plant management, legislative requirements and HSE

Hold these qualifications...

  • Degree or significant experience in Facility or Building Management related field
  • NEBOSH qualification – diploma preferred, certificate minimum
  • BIFM – member, PD courses, or equivalent

Be...

  • Passionate and driven to succeed
  • Not complacent in success. Continually striving for next level in quality or delivery
  • Calm in the face of challenge
  • Good communicator
  • Inspirational leader
  • Organised
  • Professional
  • ‘Team player’ – able to step back and look at the overall larger picture and what is best for the overall team/business

In return you'll get the chance to be part of a team with some of the best in the world, at a state of the art facility, with a very real chance to make history.

We look forward to meeting you.

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