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Vice President 1, NorAm Operations - Universities

Las Cruces, NM 88001
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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Vice President for the New Mexico State University, located in Las Cruces, NM.




Reporting to the Senior Vice President-Universities, you will be responsible for all services including but not limited to food services, facilities services, grounds, student housing, construction project management, concierge services. Large international population that demands authenticity with a highly engaged client liaison to ensure high level execution.


This opportunity requires an innovative and creative approach with experience managing university auxiliary services. The successful candidate will:


  • Influence client decisions based on market research and emerging trends needed to support new and existing concepts, innovations, student meal plans, housing, facilities services, and other auxiliary services. 
  • Manage relationship with our Partners in Energy, Project Funding, Transportation & Parking and Concert & Events.
  • As a member of our senior management team you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of duties to include ensuring unit managers are following corporate, regional and financial goals.
  • A strong leader that can help people translate vision into practical, actionable, measurable, and cost-effective approaches and tactics that make sense for the business.
  • The ability to manipulate, interpret, analyze, and explain financial information. This includes understanding financial data and accurately interpreting financial statements and reports, and identifying the key factors affecting the financial performance of the business.
  • Responsible for the overall operation, growth, and profitability of the contract.  The ideal candidate will have extensive leadership experience managing large teams in complex educational auxiliary services departments.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong strategic leadership, solid understanding of business diagnostics, financial acumen, talent management, strong communication, Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) experience and project management skills.


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:


Achieve segment goals by providing the leadership, management and oversight necessary to ensure that the areas portfolio of business has the proper solutions, products, metrics and talent in place to effectively grow the organization and meet/exceed defined revenue and profitability targets and other KPIs. 

  • Contributing to the innovation of services to expand Sodexos Service Solutions at New Mexico State University.
  • Overseeing proposal development activities, including positioning, strategy development, customer negotiations, contract review, and pricing/costing. Potential to grow from 2 service lines to 16 and an estimated total revenue of $60M.
  • Bachelors Degree required and Masters Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing facilities in a complex, multi-site organization. Must understand Facilities Management Operations, Engineer (mechanical, electro-mechanical or construction).
  • Resolving client issues and concerns with agility and professionalism. Establishing organizational protocols and systems to identify client issues, trends, and opportunities and effectively integrate them into area strategies.
  • Hiring, growing and developing current and future talent.  Providing positive and constructive feedback through coaching, mentoring, and counseling.
  • In collaboration with Sales and Brand Teams, designing and implementing Strategic Partnership programs that create value for New Mexico State University. Responsible for communication and marketing plans.
  • Establishing visibility and relevance for Sodexo by preparing presentations to management groups, leadership groups and boards to explain the companys market position and initiatives. As a Change Champion, prepares the culture to adapt to and embrace ongoing, fundamental changes that will enable the business to grow and prosper.
  • Leveraging Sodexos commitment to diversity and inclusion to extend Sodexos reach in area communities

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexos Benefits.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.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.

Position Summary

Responsible for leading all activities and teams for a specific activity sector or geographic area in a regional segment. Leading the business to achieve economic and commercial performance and managing talent in scope. Reports to the Regional Segment Head.

-Lead the division team to deliver on our Quality of Life positioning and achieve a safe working environment that meets or exceeds economic and commercial performance targets

-Work with the Regional Segment Head to develop and implement the segment strategy within the division and more widely in the region to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and value for Sodexo clients and our business

-Manage the division Sales team for the region to ensure that the new development and cross-selling development targets are met through solutions selling and development of a robust pipeline

-Manage and develop the division talent in collaboration with HR and segment leadership

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 10 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 10 years of multi-unit, support, or strategic leadership experienceSodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2021-03-23 Expires: 2021-04-25
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