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Global Workplace Solutions VP European Facilities

Location: Open to be based in any European affiliate


Key Responsibilities: 

  • As a senior leader within Firmenich and member of the Global Workplace Solutions leadership team you will play a key role in building our organizational capabilities and service models on a global basis. You will drive consistency, performance and innovation through the adoption and development of industry best practice in critical areas such as digitalization and user experience
  • Responsible for the operational management of all Firmenich facilities and facility services across the European region
  • Ensures ongoing compliance and the effective management of business risks related to all facilities within the region.         
  • Accountable for management and control of multimillion CHF cost base across the region ensuring both Opex & Capex budgets are well managed in line with expectations.
  • Development and long-term improvement of new workplaces & services to meet future needs of the growing Firmenich business and the changing needs and expectations of our employees.
  • Responsible for the establishment of asset strategies and 5-year investment plans supporting the development and sustenance of our property portfolio
  • Leadership of a multinational team of facility and workplace managers distributed across the region delivering cost effective and value add support and services to the regional business functions.                                                                                                                                                  

We value:


  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Facilities Management, Real Estate, Workplace Development, Business Management, Finance or other equivalent areas of expertise 
  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in senior leadership position working internationally
  • Strategic thinker and strong communicator able influence across organizational, cultural and international boundaries 
  • Excellent collaborator and strong leader with well-developed people skills able to coach, motivate and inspire teams
  • Experienced in delivering significant change within an organization, able to be creative, flexible, and solve problems
  • Independent, self-motivated, resilient and possess a positive attitude 


We offer:


  • An opportunity to join a dynamic team within a highly creative, innovative and exciting organization
  • To play a key role in our purpose to improve the quality of life of our workforce, our families, our local communities and society at large
  • Being a privately-owned company we have a history of taking risks, which can lead to innovation and breakthroughs.  Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny.
  • A highly challenging and highly rewarding working environment
  • State-of-the-art ‘smart’ office space and multi-cultural environment