CV, UK Based Operations And Facilities Manager Looking Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 17683

Skills keywords: change management, client relationship administration, contract management, people management skills, problem solving
Short Bio:

I have over 25 years’ experience managing all aspects of the facilities function — from designing, building and operating facilities to the day-to-day operations as well as contract and budget management.
I like to set myself goals. I am always ready to face challenges and I get along with people very well. I possess Knowledge-Based Skills that I have learnt during my overseas career.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Hotel and Catering, General Management, Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english, russian
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


BTEC Edexcel Professional Diploma in Project Management

IOM Level 3 Certificate in Operations Management

ALISON Diploma in Workplace Safety & Health

City & Guilds Catering Industry 706/1 & 706/2

REHIS Food Hygiene

Chartered Institute of Environmental Heath Environmental Awareness

Training and Assessment Accident Investigation

COSHH Regulations Risk Assessment

Associate of Institute of Hospitality

Key Skills

• Proven exceptionally strong value system

• Detailed understanding of HSE regulations

• Specialist in corporate structure and templating to enhance growth

• Demonstrates a level of confidence and commitment required for success in the role of senior development mentor

• Business process tactician, notably cost control & supply chain planning: displays superlative risk and performance balance

• Expert people analyst & best practitioner

• Valuable client-to-programme matching organisational skills

• Expert in budget setting, and strategic level fiscal management & direction

• Developer of situation-specific H&S & RA bespoke training packages

• Contracts retention & renewal specialist

• Experienced and assiduous negotiator

• Exceptionally determined in ensuring the team is committed to maximising output and minimising the corporate cost base

Career Summary

Al Mi Schwob (Dubai / Iraq) July 2011 – Sept 2014
Facilities Manager


• Responsible for the design and build of an oil field facility in Southern Iraq, encompasing all capital expenditure items and financial forecasting and budgeting

• Complete HR Management including sourcing, recruitment and mobilization of all operational personnel

• Fully responsible for all set up of operations to include food and beverage, building and grounds maintenance, cleaning services, health and safety, utilities and space management

• Management and coordination of contractors

• Accountable for calculating and comparing costs for goods or services to achieve maximum value for money

• Planning for future development in line with strategic business objectives

• Ensuring that facilities meet environmental, health and security standards

VAM Consulting (Worldwide) Mar 2011 – Jun 2012
Owner / Director


• Owner / Director of a company providing consultancy, auditing and business analysis to worldwide catering companies

• Full client HR management ,including sourcing, recruitment, training, contracts, and salary advice

• Fully responsible for all client satisfaction management, and ongoing marketing of future opportunities

• Planned, coordinated and conducted a wholesale large scale review in the Solomon Islands, aimed at fully reassessing and redefining all KPIs, structures and processes to deliver better service & profits

• Extensive contract work for a large Iraq-based oil and gas sector client: restructured and realigned all management and operational plans (Environmental, O&M, H&S, and Food Safety)

• Responsibility for all areas of the account management role across the full, diverse, client base: invoicing; reporting; accounts payable and receivable; expenses control; bank liaison

• Analysis of all company financial activities to enable effective, proactive budget planning

• Developed, managed and oversaw all administration and managerial functions

• Self-charged with identifying and actioning any and all critical issues, company-wide

• Procedural strategies: oversaw detailed workflow of all networking characteristics as necessary

RPSG LLC (Dubai) Jan 2005 – Feb 2011
Operations Director


• Consultation with, and guidance to, the Director in the advice and direction on all areas of corporate control, including supporting expansion into the O&G markets directly through the recruitment of 5 key territory managers

• Advocate, practitioner and developer of optimum relationship management and resultant quality business performance practices

• Assumed full responsibility for all corporate accounting and strategic P&L management within Iraq

• Oversaw the cross-functional, logistics and operations management pertaining to 1500 (+) employees

• Introduced an inclusive and robust system of KPIs across every department, through a series of managerial developments, as well as policy and procedure controls’ updates

• Delivered excellence in project management and schedules training for all departmental areas: included the notable development of an O&G-specific HSE and training manual

• Specialized in scrutiny of, and advice on, the current business model with a view to offering bespoke improvement solutions as required

• Acted as controller of field operations’ performance, ensuring qualitative and corrective control of all elements, as applicable

• Managed a rigid process of company safety, health and security policy implementation and follow-up


• Managed and negotiated all contract revisions, adjustments, cancellations, terminations and costings: this covered a large number of very significant customers

• Assessed-for-delivery, and rolled out, the whole of the first Southern Iraq Oil & Gas turnkey project, directly resulting in $18 million (+) revenue

• Liaised successfully with partners to secure Iraq-based Facilities, Operational & Management contracts with a combined revenue of $6 million (+)

• Coordinated and directed a definitive improvement as market leader in Northern Iraq for LOGCAP III

• Acted as the focal point of contact for conflict resolution, between the business and vendors, in all areas of service provision disagreements: included actioning any technical and commercial change order requests

Iraq Operations Manager Jun 2004 – Jan 2005


• Appointed, at start-up of RPSG, to control a LOGCAP III contract award of an Iraq-based military dining facility for 2000 (+) personnel

• Worked with a handpicked team to manage all areas of pre-operation, planning, contractual negotiation, equipment and plant sourcing, and all employee sourcing, recruitment and training

• Fully developed from scratch a company QHSE manual, as well as full budgeting and expense procedures


• Constructed a series of coherent, specific technical proposals allied with pricing structures: directly led to additional contract awards of $25 million (+) revenue

Aramark (Kazakhstan) Nov 1999 – Jun 2004
Resident Operations Manager


• Responsibility for all financial and operations management of the Kazakhstan head office, the onshore warehouse facility, and all offshore catering services

• Developed full training materials and packages to ensure all personnel met the developed inventory management systems’ requirements

• Worked closely with all local authority and governmental bodies to enable full compliance with regard to all local laws and by-laws: managed this process through a series of routine, regimented audits


• Managed the procurement from a wide range of geographically diverse suppliers, with contract negotiations giving an annual cost saving of almost $200,000

• Grew the sector by 900% (+) (= $7.6 million) as a direct result of contract renegotiation and securing

Mannings Club & Restaurant (UK) Apr 1999 – Oct 1999

Triton-Vuko Energy Group (Kazakhstan) Jun 1998 – Apr 1999
Facilities Manager

CCG International (Algeria) Feb 1997 – Apr 1998
Unit Manager

Brown & Root Food Services (Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia) Apr 1996 – Dec 1996
Area Kitchen Manager

Universal Ogden Services Ltd. (Siberia / Nigeria / UK) Jul 1987 – Apr 1996
Catering Manager / Camp Boss / Chef Manager