Facility Manager (M/F)

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General information


About Vilmorin-Mikado
Vilmorin-Mikado is a Franco-Japanese seed producer that has specialized in creating, producing, and selling vegetable seeds for professionals since 1743. As a responsible partner in the vegetable food chain, Vilmorin-Mikado is committed to helping better nourish people everywhere. Our wide range of unique, original seeds is distributed on five continents in more than 100 countries. Vilmorin-Mikado has more than 1,000 employees and recorded sales of €230 million in 2022-2023, of which 15% was entirely devoted to research. World leader in carrots and witloof chicory, Vilmorin-Mikado is also a major player in salads, tomatoes, sweet peppers, kabocha squashes, daikon radishes and bunching onions. Nearly three centuries ago, Vilmorin-Mikado's founders began our Tree Seeds work, which actively contributes to rebuilding sustainable forests. www.vilmorinmikado.com - #VilmorinMikado
Vilmorin-Mikado is part of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers. Limagrain breeds, produces, and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain is the fourth largest seed group worldwide. www.limagrain.com - #Limagrain



Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time



Main Goal

To replace a position as a facility manager to oversee all building related activities including Environment Health and Safety. Since Japan administration department was established in 2018 it has been developped into various areas.  The position will focus mainly on Japan but it may be expanded to Asia.

Job description

  • Develop and implement a facility management program including preventative maintenance (conduct and document regular facilities inspections)
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes
  • Perform EHS related activities such as organizing evacuation drill, mandatory EHS monthly meeting.
  • Assure security of the facility such as responding to facility and equipment alarms and system failures
  • Allocate and manage facility space for maximum efficiency
  • Supervise maintenance and repair facilities and equipment
  • Oversee facility refurnishment, renovations and coordinate intra-office moves
  • Plan and manage facility central services such as security, cleaning, catering, waste disposal
  • Implement best practice processes to increase efficiency
  • Obtain quotes and tenders from vendors and suppliers
  • Calculate and compare costs for goods and services to maximize cost-effectiveness
  • Negotiate contracts to optimize delivery and cost savings
  • Coordinate and monitor activities of contract suppliers
  • Manage contractor and vendor relationships 
  • Ensure delivery schedules, quantity and quality criterias are met
  • Check completed work by contractors and vendors and verify payment and invoicing match contract pricing
  • Prepare and track facility budget and monitor expenses and payments
  • Generate and present regular reports and reviews of facility-related budgets, finances, contracts, expenditures and purchases
  • Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives
    advise on and monitor energy efficiency

Skills: what we expect of you

In order to provide better services to the employees you will need to be proactive rather than reactive, and vigilant meaning to be a self-starter and make proposals. 

You are well-organized, able to handle all facility management related requests swiftly and optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs considering safety as a first priority. Leadership abilities and phenomenal efficiency can be highly appreciated considering various requests and tasks coming along.


Excellent communication skills both Japanese and English are required
Basic IT Skills :

- Word, Excel, Power Point

Driving License is mandatory



Position localization

Job location

Asia, Japan


1-4-11 Ohnodai, Midori-ku - 2670056 Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture - JAPAN

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


  • Japanese (5 - Mother tongue)
  • English (3 - Professional)


Position start date