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Sodexo Inc. Executive Director, Facilities Operations in CHICAGO, Illinois

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, Facilities Operations supporting Chicago Public Schools.

Position Overview:

Reporting directly to the Vice President, you will oversee and direct the Facilities Management team for 320 school locations ensuring successful operations and client relationships. This includes the following key duties:

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships to promote the Clients for Life philosophy

  • 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

  • Manage vendor contracts

  • Build and maintain strong team through recruitment and retention

  • Use your vast background in complex, multi-site facility operations to deliver best-in-class results for CPS.


  • A minimum of 5+ years in multi-site Operations Management – with multi-year experience managing engineering, custodial, janitorial, project management, small construction projects, is required

  • Vast experience managing multiple union work groups

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • A proven track record, with examples in multi-site facilities management

  • Demonstrated project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow up

This career opportunity offers a competitive salary, bonus, company vehicle, full benefits, and a stock purchase plan. This position is a full-time position with variable hours that may include occasional evenings or weekends. #LI

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 … every day.

Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!



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 - Bachelor’s 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.

System ID 85838

Category Facilities

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time