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Director 3 - Facilities Operations

Chicago, IL 60602
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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



Are You a Strategic, Innovative Facilities Leader ready to help clients optimize their business?  


Sodexo is seeking a Director 3 - Facilities Operations to provide leadership to one of our largest client accounts,  Chicago Public Schools. This role plays a significant part in supporting the three commitments of the Chicago Public Schools - Academic Progress, Financial Stability, and Integrity.  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.


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!


Our Facilities Directors:

  • support and provide excellent service to our client;
  • mentor, coach, train our Facilities Managers to manage their diverse on-site teams to excel in innovation, problem solving, managing challenging situations and come up with effective outcomes;
  • analyze and manage client and Sodexo financials/budgets and make decisions based on data and need within budget, example: using in house versus external vendors for projects;
  • communicate effectively with Sodexo leadership team and client partners regarding contract, scope changes, future planning needs, develop and implement strategies for their Facilities teams, and ensure successful outcomes;
  • build, maintain, and inspire their teams to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers;
  • work with building engineers and other union trades to ensure implimentation.


A Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • minimum of  5-8 years successful experience in Integrated Facilities Management in a large complex account;
  • strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, safety systems, architectural, landscape and energy management;
  • exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills - ability to professionally communicate from C-Suite to on site staff;
  • ability to successfully manage operations while supporting the strategic initiatives of the school;
  • 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;
  • a strong connection to the Chicago community;
  • leadership experience in a union environment is highly preferred;
  • Bachelors degree is preferred or 10 + years of Facilities Management experience. 

Are you looking for an opportunity where you will have an immediate impact on our Chicago community, be part of a growing Facilities account with Chicago Public Schools and have the ability to grow YOUR career with Sodexo?   APPLY TODAY to join the SodexoMAGIC Team at CPS!


Learn more about Chicago Public Schools at https://cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx


Not the job for you?


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 career growth opportunities.


Make an Immediate Impact.

Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites 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.


The SodexoMAGIC partnership represents the union of two global brands that operate at peak performance.  Sodexo, a long-standing leader in \u201cquality of life solutions\u201d 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 \u201cMagic\u201d 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  


#sdxmagic  #facilities #diversity

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- Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience- 5 years

Basic Functional Experience- 5 years


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

Posted: 2021-04-09 Expires: 2021-07-11
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