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Senior Associate - Facilities Mgmt & Store Design



Design, Operations
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

About the team

Careem Grocery is on a mission to reinvent the way people shop for grocery, pharmacy and retail products. As an exciting new vertical within Careem (a startup within a startup), we’re in the early stages of building our product and have plenty of interesting and fundamental challenges to solve in order to achieve our ambitious growth goals in this burgeoning space.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless facility operations and support for retail business locations.
  • Manage and coordinate repair and maintenance activities to ensure the safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of store facilities.
  • Oversee the entire lifecycle of assets, from acquisition to disposal, ensuring efficient asset utilization and replacement strategies.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to minimize downtime and optimize facility performance.
  • Maintain a repository of service contracts, track service levels, and ensure vendors are meeting contractual obligations.
  • Support the planning and execution of facility-related projects, including renovations, expansions, and relocations.
  • Utilize AutoCAD to create and update facility layouts, schematics, and floor plans as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reports related to facilities, projects, and real estate activities.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices related to facilities management and retail operations.

What you'll need

Successful candidates will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an insane focus on excellence and customer centricity, and a strong alignment with our core values and purpose.

  • Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (2+ years) in facilities management, preferably within the logistics sector.
  • Strong knowledge of repair and maintenance practices, asset lifecycle management, preventive maintenance, and service contract administration.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD with the ability to create, modify, and interpret facility drawings and layouts.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to plan, execute, and monitor projects within defined timelines and budgets.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Problem-solving mindset with the ability to identify issues, propose solutions, and make informed decisions.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, codes, and standards related to facility management and retail operations.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Certifications in facilities management or related fields are a plus.

What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a Careem colleague you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Enjoy the flexibility that comes with the trust of being an owner; work in a hybrid style with a mix of days at the office and at home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year.
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including: gym, health club and training classes.