• Director 3 - Facilities Operations

    Location US-IL-CHICAGO
    System ID
    86607
    Category
    Facilities
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    We are the Communities we serve!

     

    This account is part of the SodexoMAGIC portfolio of business.

    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 we are thrilled to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary together this year!  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

     

    Sodexo is seeking a Director 3 - Facilities Operations for the growing Chicago Public Schools. This role plays a vital part in supporting the three commitments of the Chicago Public Schools - Academic Progress, Financial Stability, and Integrity.

        

    Are you the one?

    Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Facilities Director with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    Combine your experience and proven leadership in managing maintenance staff; electrical, plumbing and HVAC as well as your knowledge of grounds care, such as - routine grounds maintenance of planting beds, shrubs, trees, roadways, parking lots, walkways, trash removal and organizing and performing sports field preparation.

     

    Support and provide excellent service to our client. Analyze and Forecast financial results and make decisions based on data and needs. Build and maintain strong team through recruitment and retention. Build and maintain strong client relationships to promote the Clients for Life philosophy. Lead and inspire your team to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers. Develop and innovate to promote improved performance within unit. Preferred candidate should have an Engineering/Skill Trade background. This unit supports over 300 schools within Chicago Public School district.

     

    Ideal Candidate will have: 

    • Minimum of 5 years successful experience in Integrated Facilities Management;
    • Exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills;
    • Ability to successfully manage operations while supporting the strategic initiatives of the school;
    • Strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, safety systems, architectural, landscape and energy management;
    • Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a strong P&L understanding;
    • Strong Leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building;
    • Experience with contract management;
    • Leadership experience in a union environment is highly preferred;
    • Bachelor’s degree is required or 15 years of Facilities Management experience.

     

    Careers in Schools:

    Working for Sodexo in Schools allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. From preschool through high school, in public schools and independent schools, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions. When children are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained school they are more likely to succeed.

     

    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. 

     

    Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!

     

    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.

     

    At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Education, Health Care and Senior Living locations across the United States. See more jobs like this one here.www.SodexoFacilitiesCareers.com

    Position Summary

    The Director of Facilities Operations  is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the  preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management.  The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.  The Director may oversee  construction work and 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 or equivalent experience

    Basic Management Experience- 5 years

    Basic Functional Experience- 5 years

     

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

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