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Operations Manager

Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada
Magnum Search Group has partnered with a leading commercial property management company. We are in search of an Operations Manager to join their team in Kitchener, ON.

Role Summary:
To provide management for the effective operation of a major Shopping Centre by directing the efforts of a well qualified Operations Management team in coordinating the activities of internal staff and the services provided by external resources such as architects, consultants, contractors and suppliers in order to ensure the Centre is managed within budget and meets Company standards.
You will:
  • Manage the activities of all direct reports to ensure the timely achievement of department goals, within prescribed policies, procedures and standard business practices;
  • Provide regular motivation and mentoring to all staff to encourage on going professional development for succession planning purposes.
  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance requirements for all mechanical/electrical system and equipment is evaluated/documented and performed;
  • Be personally liable for H&S practices at the property;
  • Ensure that all programs related to the overall operation of the Centre are implemented in a timely efficient manner by regularly reviewing the execution of areas such as, but not limited to, preventative maintenance, environmental management, roof maintenance and rehabilitation, Health & Safety, and Marketing to ensure cost effective facility management in compliance with all relevant legislation.
  • Develop annual operating budget for all categories of expense and recovery by conducting thorough studies of all previous years’ budget, repairs and upgrades and by controlling expenses in helping Company to stay competitive within the market.
  • Monitor operational expenses on a monthly basis by reviewing actual performance against budget approving all purchase orders and invoices and conducting a monthly variance analysis to determine reasons for variance and find methods to address the situation in order to ensure expenditures remain within prescribed budgets.
  • Ensure property operations are well organized and competently staffed through use of VisionFM, Tender of Contracts, Human Resources department and effective hiring procedures to ensure the retention of qualified staff to meet customer needs.
  • Develop and administer VisionFM schedules for staff and contractors by following appropriate policies and procedures to meet customers needs effectively and efficiently.
  • Facilitate and coordinate on-going, open communications with tenants by attending various meetings as required by the tenants to understand and address their operational concerns in order to ensure their needs are being met and the organizations assets are maintained appropriately.
  • Respond to after hour’s emergency calls by going to the site and taking the necessary actions required to ensure all emergency procedures are followed and the security of personnel and the property is maintained.
  • Manage service Contract negotiations
  • Provide same day quotation for tenant repairs
You have:
  • B.Eng or equivalent
  • SMA (BOMA) or Building Environmental Systems I
  • CFM ( Certified Facilities Manager) certification is an asset
  • Enrollment in FMA or RPA or Shopping Centres Managers Course or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Physical Operations management with at least 7 years supervisory/management experience preferably in a mixed use environment
  • Thorough knowledge of: general maintenance procedures, budgeting principles, electrical and practical theory, new technologies, HVAC, electrical/mechanical systems, management principles, budgeting principles
  • Recent experience managing in a unionized environment including solid understanding of collective bargaining.
  • Excellent knowledge Building Automation Systems (Johnson Controls), and Preventative Maintenance software
  • General Functional Knowledge of Environmental Hazards and Green (LEEDS) Initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent mechanical/Electrical abilities
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Proven leadership abilities and self starter( Proven leadership skills in a progressive company)
  • Proven problem solving skills in a progressive company
  • Practical judgment and decisive manner
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work overtime and respond to emergencies
  • Good ability to work efficiently under pressure, proven skills in implementing and measuring department performance indicators
  • Team player attitude
  • Good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize for completion

  • Competitive Salary, plus bonus incentive
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Best-in-class benefits and pension package

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