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Veterans Preferred - Director of Facility Management, North America

Company: WPP
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. - WPP is the transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

Why we're hiring:

As WPP transforms across the globe, we are bringing our agencies and our people closer together to drive collaboration, strengthening how we deliver to our clients. A key way we are bringing this to life is opening WPP campuses around the world to truly bring our people in key metropolitan cities under one roof to do their best work. As part of this, we are looking for a Director of Facility Management, North America in Group Real Estate ("GRE"), who will oversee facilities management and operations in the region - including, -5MM square feet, -200 properties, and a -$50MM annual budget. This role will ladder up into WPP Group Real Estate.

What you'll be doing:

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Real Estate and Procurement teams to identify and implement the most appropriate FM operating model for the North America region.
  • Oversee North America facilities operations, maintenance and security of buildings and building-related systems. Manage vendors for cleaning, grounds maintenance, security, and other real estate services.
  • Implement and maintain EH&S best practices and compliance. Define and execute initiatives to audit and improve EH&S performance, minimizing risks and potential liabilities.
  • Supervise preparation of tender documents and manage selection and implementation of any minor project works.
  • Oversee health and safety and conduct risk assessment where necessary.
  • Working with the project teams to identify FM strategy and implement FM operations prior to delivery/occupancy.
  • Benchmarking of all 'current' FM spend prior to delivery of replacement buildings.
  • Assist in the recruitment of local WPP FM representatives as appropriate.
  • Provide ad hoc facilities advice to WPP companies.
  • Performance manage existing facilities management suppliers and align and ensure best in class services.
  • Manages specifications, problems/issues, performance, and administration of FM contracts.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to gain feedback refer performance and quality of service delivery.
  • Work with WPP Group real estate to develop unified processes and procedures.
  • Work closely with Procurement teams to deliver further synergies within operating Campuses and offices in other countries in the region.
  • Develop innovative opportunities to improve building and portfolio performance.
  • Develop and maintain multi-year operating and capital plans at the building and regional levels.
  • Use best practices to improve efficiency by reducing and/or minimizing operation costs.
  • Manage all improvement works required, with minimum disruption to the corporate activities.
  • Liaise with Government Authority as may be necessary for upkeep/internal or external changes/alterations to campus.
    What you'll need:
    • At least 10 years of working experience in Facility/Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/ Project Management.
    • A specialized degree in Building Services/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Facilities Management or equivalent is preferred; additional professional qualifications would be advantageous.
    • Regional experience in FM outsourcings and improvement works for enhancing the existing system performance, efficiency, and sustainability.
    • Experience in managing external consultants and liaison with government authorities.
    • Knowledge of critical facilities and an understanding of basic technical aspects including HVAC, Health and Safety, Fire Protection, Mechanical & Electrical systems, BMS system, etc.

      Who you are:

      You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

      You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

      You're extraordinary: We are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

      What we'll give you:

      Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

      Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

      Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?


      The base salary range for this position at the time of this posting is indicated below. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click WPP Benefits for more details.


      $125,000 - $295,000 USD

      WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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