Why should you hire a Facilities Manger? This question is asked often by many managing directors who have been busy growing their business to a level where they now have several large buildings to manage, as well as staff, and are now looking for a complete platform to manage their business needs.
Different businesses require different facility needs.
The term “facility” is used to refer to a broad spectrum of buildings, complexes, and other physical entities. For example, you may have an office, or a suite of offices, a floor, or group of floors within a single building or several buildings. Some buildings may be found in an urban setting or freestanding in a suburban or rural setting.
In any case, the key is to define the facility as a physical place where business activities are conducted and begin to create a facilities management plan in accordance with the needs and demands of each building’s activities.
Facilities Manager Responsibilities
Indeed, facilities managers encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:
- Monitoring the efficiency of an organization
- Ensuring that the business receives the most it can for its facility-related expenditures (this is often done through standardization of company-wide needs so that high-volume purchases of necessary products can be made)
- Procuring real estate, leasing (or facility construction, renovation, and relocation)
- Monitoring all aspects of the facility maintenance so that the business can operate at highest capacity.
- Tracking and responding to environmental, health, safety and security regulations.
- Anticipating future facility needs in areas as diverse as fluorescent lights, new space for expanded assembly lines, automation, and writing for new computer networks.
- Educating workforce about all manner of standards and procedures.
As a facilities manager, it is my job to integrate the processes within an organization to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activates.
At a corporate level, it contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-to-day level, an effective facilities manager will provide a safe and efficient working environment, which is essential to the performance of any business, regardless of the size and scope.
Benefits Of Hiring A Facilities Manager Consultant
1. Cost Savings- Let’s face it, cost- both short and long term – is one of the biggest factors in any company’s decision-making process; it has to be top priority!
The biggest cost a company will endure, apart from salaries, is occupancy costs; therefore, it makes sense to manage those costs professionally to prevent money from slipping through the cracks unnecessarily.
2. Core Business– Your business’s core activities should take priority throughout the working day. Strategically, you want to place yourself in the best position possible in the market on which you are choosing to focus. It makes little sense to dilute resources by carrying out operations of which you do not specialize.
3. Best Practice – Like most sectors, the best practice is always advancing and forever changing. Facilities management companies have to deliver the best system and therefore can bring higher levels of performance to the buyer faster. Outsourcing in this way means that your company does not need to take on the investment cost to keep to date with legislation and guidance.
If you are a business owner and would like the reassurance of knowing that your facility is being properly managed, that your operating expenses are not exceeding your budget, and that your space is being used efficiently, then please reach out to me today as I’d be more than happy to help assist you with your business needs.
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