Grounds Manager 2

Location US-LA-Greater Shreveport
System ID
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status

Unit Description

We are the Communities we serve!  This account is part of the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.


SIGN ON BONUS is offered for this opportunity!


Sodexo is seeking to hire an experienced Grounds Manager for Grambling University - a 375-acre HBCU campus in north central Louisiana, in the heart of the small town of Grambling, five miles west of Ruston, 36 miles west of Monroe and 60 miles east of Shreveport.  In addition to maintaining grounds and Athletic fields - natural and artificial turf, mowing, flower beds, etc., the Grounds Manager oversees campus events involving collaboration with Student Life, Parking and Transportation and Special Events.  


Use your passion for service to create a positive impact and make a difference in the communities we serve!  SodexoMAGIC is a joint Sodexo/ Magic Johnson venture and SodexoMAGIC promises to empower the communities we serve by offering best-in-class food & facilities management solutions, which create a positive impact and make a difference in the lives of our clients and customers.  SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated service via the following Sodexo segments:  Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Universities.


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE is available for this exciting opportunity! 


The Grounds Manager will be responsible for directing daily grounds and landscape maintenance service operations, supervising daily work activities, assigning and prioritizing work activities, managing grounds department budget by controlling costs (labor, inventory, equipment, materials and all related expenditures), scheduling of all grounds work, and general horticulture management. Overall oversight of routine grounds maintenance of planting beds, shrubs, trees, roadways, parking lots, walkways, trash removal and organizing and performing sports field preparation, and snow removal. Includes but not limited to support of event set up and vehicle parking. 



The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 plus years of grounds maintenance supervisory experience;
  • handled the maintenance of the greens, sports turf and snow removal;
  • strong skills with hardscapes/paths, and sidewalks campus wide;
  • working knowledge of chemicals and irrigation; Must have applicator license or obtain it within 1 year.
  • success managing multiple hourly staff members. 

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Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


The SodexoMAGIC partnership represents the union of two global brands that operate at peak performance.  Sodexo, a long-standing leader in “quality of life solutions” around the globe, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, the brainchild of NBA all-star Earvin Magic Johnson, who literally took the game to new heights. To learn more about SodexoMAGIC and read a message from Earvin “Magic” Johnson himself click here.


We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 



Position Summary

Provides supervision for grounds maintenance and landscape development services at account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company.

Fulfills contractual obligations to the client.

Key Duties
-Driving the Zero Harm mindset

-Plans projects, including defining objectives, methods, timetables and budget to support client and Sodexo strategic plan

-Supervises day-to-day work activities by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing activities and monitoring operating standards

-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel).

-Manages the budget by controlling costs (e.g. labor, inventory, equipment, materials), complying with budget requirements and making adjustments when necessary.

-Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to employees.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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