Facilities Manager, Herbert Parkinson

Job Type Manufacturing
Location Darwen - Herbert Parkinson
Partnership Level 5
Closing Date 13/12/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £63,200.00 - £86,900.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5


Herbert Parkinson has been part of the John Lewis Partnership since 1953, providing an exclusive range of soft furnishing products. With an experienced team and extensive flexible manufacturing facilities, offering a full development and manufacturing service for soft furnishing products, including cushions, pillows, duvets, curtains & blinds.

What's the role about?

As a member of the senior leadership team at Herbert Parkinson you will be accountable for strategy; space and building requirements; the maintenance of the plant and all machinery. You will deliver the planned and reactive maintenance plan for all areas of responsibility and create and maintain a culture of operating to best practice standards across all areas of the site. You will also be ensuring all compliance of; safety; assurance and insurance requirements are delivered in a timely manner to keep the Partnership legally compliant and trading without risk or impact. Our Warehouse and Logistic function will report into this role.


What will you be doing?

As a Facilities Manager at Herbert Parkinson you will be:

  • Responsible for all maintenance on site, warehousing and health and safety

  • Have a key role in the senior leadership team helping to deliver the three and five year strategic plans for Herbert Parkinson

  • Responsible for budgetary management of the revenue and capital spend across areas of responsibility

  • Identify areas for improvement and opportunities for cost saving and innovation

  • A role model to Partner teams in setting high standards of ownership, stakeholder engagement and customer service


Our General Manager loves working for us because:

“When I joined Herbert Parkinson I was initially drawn into the family feel of the site & its heritage. The scope of my role enabled me to interact with many Partners across all levels on site and the wider Partnership. Having joined just before the first Covid 19 lockdown didn't come without its own challenges, however leap forward a few weeks & months and you really do feel part of the family almost immediately. 

Thrown in head first resolving problems, Partner concerns, planning for the future, it was not like any other business I had worked for - it was special!  Although my service to the Partnership has been short  in comparison to other Partners, the amount I have been involved with, able to steer & lead on does really demonstrate what being a Partner means. My views, ideas & plans have not only been listened to & challenged at times, I have also had the fortune to see some of these thoughts & ideas come to fruition in a very short space of time - which is really rewarding.”


What will you have?

Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge and Experience of Senior Leadership

  • Experience in Health & Safety and Maintenance

  • Experience in delivering three and five year strategic plans

What else can you bring?

Desirable skills:

  • CI/Lean 6 Sigma Blackbelt experience 

  • Chartered Engineering Degree or equivalent

Please note:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

  • Please attach an up to date CV

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/ We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Attachment: Facilities Manager Role Profile.pdf 


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