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Executive Director of 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.  SodexoMagic has a fantastic opportunity for Executive Director of Facilities Operations supporting Chicago Public Schools, in Chicago, IL.  This role plays a significant part in supporting the three commitments of the Chicago Public Schools - Academic Progress, Financial Stability, and Integrity.  Combine your Innovation, Facility Management Experience and Proven Leadership in Mentoring and Developing Staff with this great role!


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!


Are you the one?

Reporting directly to the Vice President, you will oversee and direct the Facilities Management team for our Sodexo Facilities contract of 320 school locations ensuring successful operations and client relationships. We are looking for leaders who demonstrate professional communication and proven track record of fostering of client relationships, and must be flexible and able to react and adapt quickly and calmly in a fast paced environment. This extensive portfolio requires someone with large picture perspective while maintaining ownership over each facility.


Our Executive Directors of Facilities Operations:

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships through your skills in influencing, communicating and leadership;
  • Develop and innovate with a focus on contract management and improved performance;
  • Analyze and forecast financial results and make decisions based on data and needs;
  • Lead and inspire your team to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers;
  • Build and maintain strong team through recruitment; development, succession planning and retention;
  • Use your vast background in complex, multi-site facility operations to deliver best-in-class results for CPS.

A Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • A minimum of 5+ years in multi-site Operations Management with multi-year experience managing many functional trades - engineering, custodial, janitorial, project management, small construction projects, etc is required
  • Vast experience managing multiple union work groups
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • understanding of technology and systems and very data centric to make effective/innovative business decisions.
  • A proven track record, with examples in multi-site facilities management
  • Demonstrated project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow up.
  • Process Improvement, Lean Six Sigma experience a strong plus!

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! 


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. 


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


 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 \u2026 every day. 


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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 - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

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.

Posted: 2021-04-09 Expires: 2021-07-16
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