16 days old

Executive Director, Facilities Operations

Center Valley, PA 18034

Unit Description

You are a strategic, innovative Facilities Executive Director ready to help clients optimize their business!


We are looking for an Executive Director with a strong background in Class \u201cA\u201d Office Space and leading a team through the implementation of a first-generation outsourcing. The position will lead FM operations across three facility locations in the Lehigh Valley PA and Worcester MA areas. The Executive Director will be based out of the Lehigh Valley site location. This Executive Director will have technical knowledge of hard services (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, manufacturing equipment, building maintenance, elevators etc.) and soft services (janitorial, reception, mail services, subcontracted services including grounds and landscaping). This position requires a strategic leader, knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), experience in multi-site and state oversight and capable of managing complex projects and the ability to successfully integrate services within the requirements of an existing current MSA.


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:


  • Serve as the main point of contact for client communication and field all client requests through direct reports
  • Oversight to all work in CMMS system
  • Attend weekly planning and scheduling meetings with managers and planners to determine work priority. Schedule work and ensure current and any backlogged work is executed with business disruption and minimal barriers.
  • Work with Project Engineering by providing information on building infrastructures and communicate any potential construction impact on building occupants. Attend all project meetings within areas of responsibility. Provide written notifications to occupants of upcoming issues that may affect their work. Ensure all facility and maintenance issues are addressed during conceptual design.
  • Follow up with managers to ensure all vendors are properly logged via Purchase Orders within to minimize billing errors
  • Find and scope projects that will improve work conditions and deliver cost savings at the site and throughout the portfolio
  • Must be available 24/7 to respond to building emergencies or to respond to work being performed by contractors after hours
  • Oversight of multiple building operations in a specific area within the Region
  • Strong Financial Acumen to manage a Multi-Million-dollar portfolio



Learn more 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, Health Care 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.


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.


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.

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: 2020-11-12 Expires: 2020-12-13

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