• Executive Director, District Energy System

    Location US-OH-CLEVELAND
    System ID
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for a Executive Director - Facilities Operations in Cleveland, OHThis superb leader must have extremely strong interpersonal skills and client relationship skills at the C-Suite Level. This includes building relationships among the team with all different management styles including diverse client strategies! 


    The Executive Director will lead strategic, operational oversight and direction of Facilities management services for MCCo that provides utility services to their members as a district energy system within the Cleveland, OH market.  The District Energy system optimizes the use of fuels, power and resources within the community, saving money and operating in a more environmentally friendly manner.

    This centralized energy solution is referred to as a District Energy System. This model is not unique. In fact, it is used in most major cities, college and university campuses. A 1992 Census by the US Department of Energy estimates there are over 2,500 district energy systems operating in the United States.



    • Build and maintain strong client relationships to promote the Clients For Life philosophy
    • Support and direct all aspects of strategic facilities operations
    • Have knowledge and experience in running a power plant as well as familiarity with utility regulations and energy supply chain
    • Possess experience with CBA & labor unions
    • Analyze and forecast financial results and make decisions based on data and needs
    • Develop and innovate to promote improved performance within unit
    • Have the ability to multi-task
    • Communicate proactivity and in a professional manner as well as follow up skills is a must


    This is an exciting opportunity and an excellent path for career growth for a high performing individual.


    - The ideal candidate must have excellent relationship building abilities with the C-Suite and all levels of a large, complex organization. 

    - Proven leadership and very strong technical facilities background with knowledge of utility regulations. 


    Relocation is available!


    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.


    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 each and 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

    The Executive Director of Facilities Operations leads or directs facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single mega-site or multi-site unit.   This position may function as head of a small mega-site unit with three levels of management reporting up to this position; or may assist in the leadership of a large mega or multi-site unit reporting up to a VP, Facilities Operations. The Executive Director of Facilities Operations leads or assists in the integration of processes within the client organization to maintain and develop agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.  At the organizational level, the Executive Director of Facilities Operations may contribute to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives by reducing facility costs, and improving the productivity, revenue generating capacity and image of the entire organization. This position ensures a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.  The Executive Director of Facilities Operations often manages construction work and may coordinate and/or oversee contracted services for major construction. The position often manages other core Sodexo services, and/or  logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.



    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

    Basic Management Experience - 7 years

    Basic Functional Experience- 7 years in facilities management, engineering, management of business/operations service in both soft and hard facilities services


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


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