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Manager, Facilities Operations

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Unit Description

Are you a Certified Facilities Manager looking for your next big opportunity with one of the worlds largest Facility Management companies supporting one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies?  If so this career opportunity is for you!  


Sodexo seeks an experienced Facilities Manager with experience managing total integrated facility services; including facility management, engineering, food and other soft services.  This manager will manage several sites for a pharmaceutical client in PA, NJ, and MA.  Travel up to 25% covering multiple locations


  • Oversees a portfolio of Commercial Office Buildings (approx. 400K Sq. Ft.) in Eastern PA, Northern NJ and Massachusetts with both hard and soft services.
  • Manages and accountable for an operating budget of approximately $7M
  • Directs grounds, landscape and sports field management and maintenance operations to ensure a safe and attractive environment, while enhancing the safety and durability of athletic fields.
  • Oversees maintenance of property infrastructure, e.g., building, roofing, parking lot.
  • Oversees amenity services such as A/V, Conference Room, Fitness, Distribution & Logistics, etc.
  • Provides oversight of Food Service Operations and staff in a best-in-class cafeteria
  • May oversee or manage renovations and/or constructions projects.
  • Oversees equipment and systems replacement or upgrades. Evaluates condition and function of building utility systems to determine needs and priorities for capital funding requests. Ensures building code compliance, proper installation and design practices for systems associated with minor or major maintenance and renovation projects.
  • Provides direction and oversight for the development and implementation of an overall emergency management strategy and BCP Plans.
  • Acts as a liaison between the client and regulatory agencies and/or authorities including building code compliance.
  • Provides and applies practical knowledge regarding building maintenance, e.g., operation of steam distribution systems, air conditioning and heating systems, building automatic control systems, water distribution, fire protection, sanitary and storm sewer operations, piped medical gases, electrical distribution and central utility plants for steam and chilled water. Works with construction or design teams if needed.
  • Manages all tradespersons, managers, supervisors and employees of the Facilities Department. Reviews and evaluates existing programs, services, policies and procedures. Develops recommendations for the DM and unit liaison concerning improvements and implements or guides implementation of new and/or modified programs, services, policies or procedures.
  • Communicates with client administrative and supervisory staff as well as external groups, agencies, contractors, architects and engineers to plan, organize, coordinate and/or communicate programs, services, policies and/or procedures.
  • Monitors flow and quality of work to assure timely completion of workload and adherence to facilitys standards and regulations.
  • Prepares and manages departmental budgets, which may include energy savings program. Prepares and maintains a variety of departmental records and reports.
  • Monitors work performance and preparing and/or reviewing performance evaluations for assigned personnel.
  • Establishes a safe work environment for employees by performing safety audits and inspections, conducting safety-related training, and maintaining on-going communications with employees. May be responsible for in-house fire response team. May be responsible for the in-house safety committee.

 Our ideal candidate will have:


  • A proven track record of successful Facilities Management leadership experience as demonstrated by articulated results and accomplishments;
  • Experience with food service and cafeterias management as a part of managing total IFM scope
  • Working knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, safety systems, architectural, landscape and energy management;
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a strong P&L understanding;
  • Exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills;
  • Strong Leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building;
  • Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) is a plus
  • A Bachelors Degree in engineering or related fields is preferred.

 Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


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Position Summary

Back up to GM; 2nd in command; Supervises the account as the #2 manager and has full responsibility including supervision of other managers. Responsible for entire account when the Director of Facilities Ops is not present.Two scenarios for this position in Univ.:A) Has all facilities rolling up Custodial / maintenance and grounds, and FM who reports to GM; very large integrated operation.B) Mega account multiple managers of maintenance; PM function; other specific managers unifying position.

Key Duties- Manage other managers; manage by walking around (rounding); Staffs, trains, and is responsible for employee development- client interface; - payroll oversight;- budgetary oversight on some services; - Oversees and coordinates projects- Manages work orders/CMMS- Manages mechanicals (i.e. HVAC)- Manages QA and Safety


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in facilities maintenance, plant operations or engineering services

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


Posted: 2020-10-08 Expires: 2020-11-19

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