Facilities and Office Services Manager

Name : Drex
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Cranford,NJ
Job Title Facilities and Office Services Manager
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective : Seeking a position in Facilities Management and/or Office Services Management.
Resume :  
David L. Drechsel


Facilities and Office Services Manager with solid experience. Strengths include a diverse assortment of responsibilities with the expertise and track record for successfully managing and developing cost-effective solutions. A resourceful and efficient manager who is detail oriented and proficient at follow up.


CMX, LLC Engineer and Design Professionals, Manalapan, NJ. 1999-Present
Engineering consulting firm with 14 branch offices and business in excess of
120 million dollars.

Facilities and Corporate Services Manager (1999-Present)
Responsible for all property and facility issues including liaison to property owners and managers, space planning, maintenance and repairs, mail services, supplies, furniture and equipment, reproduction services, fleet services, record retention services and security. Supervise 8 people. Responsible for a budget of $7.5 million dollars.

-Opened/closed and relocated up to 40 different locations.
-Implemented and maintain access control system in as many as 10 locations.
-Established on line supply ordering system for all locations.
-Set up on line seat plan for entire company.
-Negotiate contracts for supplies and services in areas such as Federal Express, stationery supplies and furniture, renovations, print services, moving services, etc.

Elangy Corporation (Littman & Barclay Jewelers), Edison, NJ. 1987-1998
Retail jewelry chain (123 locations) with sales volume of over $150 million dollars.

Facilities/Purchasing Manager and Construction Coordinator (1994-1998)
Assumed responsibilities in construction and maintenance while maintaining duties of Facilities and Purchasing. Reported to Director of Construction. Managed budget of over $4 million dollars.

-Opened over 30 new stores and remodeled an additional 25 locations.
-Coordinated all required maintenance work at stores as well as corporate office.
-Managed construction department for 3 months while new Director was being sought.

Facilities and Purchasing Manager (1988-1994)
Assumed responsibilities in corporate services while maintaining duties of Purchasing Manager. Supervised 6 people. Headed mail services division in addition to handling cleaning contracts, office equipment contracts and vending services. Supervised security guard service. Reported to AVP Distribution. Managed $2.8 million dollar budget.

-Executed the relocation of the corporate offices as well as the satellite warehouse facility.
-Established and implemented procedures for corporate services.
-Formulated new mail procedures to maximize efficiency and attain a more cost-effective department.

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Purchasing Manager (1987-1988)
Negotiated and competitively bid procurement of all supplies, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the corporate office and all existing retail locations. Reported to VP Finance. Managed budget of $1.5 million dollars.

-Researched and implemented new jewelry tag equipment and program which allowed distribution to automate procedure and significantly increase productivity and decrease costs.
-Created a supply manual for all stores to regulate ordering and maximize efficiency.
-Converted all supply vendors into a summary billing procedure to strengthen control and expedite processing.

Consumers Distributing Company, Edison, NJ1980-1987
Catalog Showroom Chain (140 locations) with sales volume of over $350 million dollars.

Facilities and Purchasing Manager (1986-1987)
Supervised 6 people. Controlled all office service functions outside cleaning service, mailroom, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, company vans. Negotiated all office and store supply contracts.

-Relocated different departments throughout the 4 locations in the office park.

Buyer (1983-1986)
Purchased over 300 items valued at $28 Million dollars retail. Categories included typewriters,
telephones and calculators.

Assistant Buyer (1980-1983)
Worked with buyer to maintain stock levels, generate sales and merchandise catalogs and flyers.


Kean College of New Jersey, BS Management Science


Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel and Word


Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Society


Vice President Cranford Baseball & Softball Leagues
Board Member Cranford Athletic Turf Fund

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