Facility Programs Manager

Garmin - Olathe, KS3.9

Full-time
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together!

We are looking for a full-time Facility Programs Manager at our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will manage cross-functional technical building facilities and projects for various locations, including project budgets, contracted services and purchasing, maintenance and operations tied to facility needs, and providing a seamless interface with internal Garmin associates through leadership, responsiveness, and creativity. Other essential functions include:

Ensure day to day operations of the facility, including custodial, site services, and general maintenance are implemented and carried out in a manner consistent with Garmin’s policies
Manage general service contracts to ensure they are reviewed and bid out as required; verifying invoicing matches contractual pricing
Respond positively and promptly to requests from building occupants
Oversee the implementation of ongoing programs to assess associate needs and ensure problems are promptly resolved
Develop site specific programs and procedures as directed
Lead multiple complex, cross-functional projects simultaneously with either internal teams or consultants by keeping on budget, effectively managing change orders and ensuring timelines are met
Ensure all functions remain on schedule and issues are escalated and resolved with the projects meeting successful completion

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering, facilities, business management or a related discipline (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Facility Management as examples) from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 10 years work experience performing substantially similar essential functions such as project management, construction, maintenance, safety and security activities. Other requirements include:

Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
Must possess a minimum of three years previous leadership experience with a proven track record in effective project management, team leadership and communication skills with the ability to effectively coach and mentor
Must possess previous facilities’ project management experience with managing construction project budgets
Must demonstrate previous facilities leadership experience
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Demonstrate financial experience with the ability to calculate cost benefit analysis and ROI
Demonstrate proficient knowledge of construction materials, processes and equipment
Candidates with Technical Facility certification are highly preferred!

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

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