Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, is searching for a new Facilities Manager to join our Leeds store. Our culture is based on inclusivity; we embrace diversity. Whoever you are, Harvey Nichols has a place for you.
As the new Facilities Manager, you will work 40 hours a week on a rota basis, including some weekend.
How we reward your hard work…
At Harvey Nichols, we champion career development and are passionate about our people. We will do all we can to support your journey and career path with us. Alongside this you will have access to a world of amazing benefits such as;
Up to 40% off fashion
Up to 40% off hospitality, foodmarket and hampers
30% off beauty and perfumery, wine and spirits
You will also have access to charity days, a season ticket/bike loan; learning and development opportunities; to our Employee Assistance Program - Retail Trust and recognition schemes and the opportunity to join one of our Employee groups – Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability. These are just some of the reasons people join and stay!
About the role…
To Co-ordinate all aspects of Maintenance, to ensure that the company remains within legislative requirements and budgets set and to identify areas where plant & machinery will fail in the future and to instigate replacements of the plant keeping disruption to the business to a minimum.
The effective management and deployment of all staff within the Maintenance team with particular reference to the selection, training and development of the Maintenance Team
To create an integrated team in which each individual member is motivated and works together to meet the operational needs of the business.
To direct the Maintenance team and external contractors, prioritising work schedules in accordance with the business need to ensure that the interior, exterior and machinery/plant of the store are maintained to highest standards possible.
To recognise and build key relationships internally and externally across the store, head office, suppliers and contractors.
To work with contractors to ensure they fully meet all their contractual obligations, including the completion of projects on a timely basis, within agreed budget and in line with agreed procedures. directed by the Group Facilities Manager
To ensure that the in-house Maintenance Team and on site external contractors comply with all health and safety requirements including the H.A.S.A.W Act, COSHH, EU directives and Company Health and Safety procedures in their working practises.
To ensure that all staff working in the in-house Maintenance Team have received training in Manual Handling, safe lifting techniques and relevant on the job training, including the correct use of dangerous equipment.
To take an active role in identifying, preventing and addressing any Health and Safety risks and hazards.
To maintain accurate and up to date maintenance records, ensuring that these are available for inspection as required and in line with company procedures and legislative requirements.
Effective overall cost control and the reduction of costs where appropriate working closely with the Group Facilities Manager.
To regularly review working practises and develop new initiatives to improve maintenance policies and procedures to maximise benefits and minimise cost to the business.
To maintain planned preventative maintenance program suitable for the complexity of the Store
To manage and co-ordinate any maintenance projects, including liaising with external consultants, contractors and statutory representatives.
To provide detailed technical assistance with capital building works projects being undertaken within the Store, including liaising with Head Office Personnel, external consultants, contractors and statutory representatives.
To carry out any other duties as reasonably requested.
Is this you?
You have drive and energy
Building working relationships
A team player
Proactive at problem solving
You are a confident communicator, both written and verbal
You have a keen eye for details
Experience in Health & Safety is essential
Experience and up to date knowledge of building regulations
Experience working in a similar previous role
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
Where do I sign?
If you are already thinking of what you will wear on your first day (no we don’t have uniforms) and this role catches your eye, hit the “apply” button below to kick-start your journey with us.