Facilities, Maintenance and Garden Manager

Reference: 9373 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux 

Job Description: 

  • Facilities and Garden Management
  • Develop and implement comprehensive facilities and garden management strategies and plans.
  • Supervise facility and garden maintenance, repairs, and enhancements to ensure a safe and visually appealing environment.
  • Manage relationships with external contractors and service providers for facility and garden-related services.
  • Monitor and control facility and garden operating budgets to optimize cost-efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Utilities Management
  • Oversee the procurement, distribution, and sustainable consumption of utilities, including electricity, water, and gas.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce utility consumption and implement eco-friendly initiatives.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments to track utility expenses and report on cost-saving measures.
  • Stay updated on changing utility market trends and regulations.
  • Insurance Management
  • Manage the organisation’s insurance policies, including property, liability, and employee benefits.
  • Evaluate insurance needs and recommend coverage adjustments as necessary.
  • Liaise with insurance brokers and underwriters to negotiate favorable terms and pricing.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of insurance claims and coordinate resolution.
  • Risk Management
  • Identify potential risks to the organisation’s facilities, gardens, and insurance coverage.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans.
  • Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging risks in facilities, gardens, and insurance.
  • Tenant Liaison
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all tenant inquiries related to gardens, security, and maintenance.
  • Address tenant queries promptly and effectively, ensuring a high level of satisfaction and timely resolution of issues.
  • Team Leadership
  • Supervise and mentor a team of facilities, garden, and maintenance professionals.
  • Foster a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to team members.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Horticulture, Business Administration, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of X years of experience in facilities management, garden maintenance, utilities management, and insurance management.
  • Strong knowledge of building systems, garden design principles, utilities infrastructure, and insurance policies.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Excellent organisational, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using facility management software and tools.
  • Ability to analyse data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.