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Executive Director, Facilities Operations

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Executive Director, Facilities Operations

Sodexo Magic has a great opportunity for Executive Director, Facilities Operations supporting Chicago Public Schools.


Position Overview:

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, you will oversee and direct the Facilities Management team for 100+ 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 to promote improved performance within units.
  • Lead and inspire your team to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers
  • Analyze and forecast financial results and make decisions based on data and needs.
  • Manage vendor contracts and
  • Build and maintain strong team through recruitment and retention.



  • A minimum of 5+ years in Managed Services - providing outsourcing or contracted services - in facilities, janitorial, HVAC, plumbing, painting, and light construction projects, is required;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow up.
  • A military base command position (operations, logistics, facilities, and manpower and infrastructure management) would be a comparable leadership and management role.


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


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Executive Director- Facilities Operations





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

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.


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