Director 1 - Facilities Operations

Sodexo USA Oskaloosa , IA 52577

Posted 3 months ago

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Director 1 - Facilities Operations at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA. Sodexo manages the maintenance, custodial and grounds with around 20 employees which will report into the Director. The campus has around 1600 students with 700K sq. ft. on 80 acres.

Make an Immediate Impact.

Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 125,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 9,000 client sites and more than 15 million customers a day in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.

Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation including education, corporate services, health care and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenge and tremendous growth opportunities.

Are You the One?

Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Facilities Manager 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 proven leadership and Facilities Management technical expertise to enhance existing or new client programs including short and long range planning, construction/renovation projects, preventative and corrective maintenance, energy management, grounds and landscaping, janitorial, mail room operations, shipping and receiving, laboratory services and data center management services.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of successful Facilities Management leadership experience as demonstrated by articulated results and accomplishments;
  • 2-3 years of Director experience preferably in a university setting;
  • a strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC;
  • has managed multiple departments at a university including grounds, housekeeping, construction/project management and maintenance;
  • exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills;
  • experience working with outside vendors and subcontractors;
  • strong leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building;
  • has strong financial acumen and budget management experience.

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment 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.

Apply Now!

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

Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Healthcare and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.

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 minor construction work and manage other core Sodexo services, and or logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, and concierge services.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree

Basic Management Experience

  • 5 years

Basic Functional Experience

  • 5 years

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


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Director 1 - Facilities Operations

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