Assisting a European Real Estate Investment and Development Company to secure a Site Facility Manager

Sector:

Identifying a Site Facility Manager within a period of three weeks for an investment and development firm in the European real estate market.

Organisation: Real estate investment and development firm
The location: Germany
Reason for the position: To support expansion
Our recruitment methodology: Database, network search and headhunting

The Background
Our client required a Site Facility Manager to respond to the growth of the German shopping centre market.  

This role was to support the Centre Manager in the maintenance and operation of an outlet centre in Leipzig.

The Challenge
To commence the recruitment process, Millar Cameron’s consultant discussed the ideal candidate with the client’s HR and the Centre Manager and recorded a comprehensive description of the characteristics required.

This position was created to support the Centre Manager in the maintenance of the shopping outlet and required a Facility Manager with a technical background. They were required to have at least five years’ experience in the sector, a technical university degree and speak fluent English. This was a time-sensitive process and required a candidate who can start in just one month's time.

A specific brief was developed, looking for a facility management specialist in the same sector and location. As this was a unique role in a specific location, with detailed requirements, the team were aware that the candidate would be difficult to source.


The Solution
To look for suitable candidates for the role, Millar Cameron’s search team used a comprehensive recruitment process, using our internal database along with the use of LinkedIn and Xing. Searches were carried out over the whole region of Leipzig - matching those with the required experience, education and language skills.

Using these tools, our strategy was to map the shopping centres in the region of the role to source a profile that was both relevant and had local knowledge.

The Outcome 
A shortlist of three candidates were submitted, all of which matched the desired requirements for the role.

The interview process included an initial skype call with the management team and a face-to-face interview. Following the interviews, a candidate who had the necessary hands on experience and soft skills was offered the position.

They have since become a key asset in the shopping centre management team in the space of three months. Our client is now aiming to expand the team, as their tenant mix continues to grow and their facilities advance.

 

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