Executive Director, Facilities Operations

Sodexo - Tampa, FL

Sodexo has a great opportunity for Executive Director, Facilities Operations in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Relocation offered!

Position Overview:
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations, you will oversee and direct the Facilities Management team for approximately 300 facilities ensuring successful operations and client relationships. This includes the following key duties:

Build and maintain strong client relationships promoting the Clients for Life philosophy.

Work proactively with clients and Sodexo VP in all matters relating to contract and account operations to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship.
Lead and inspire your team to continually improve Sodexo's performance for our clients and customers.
Analyze and forecast financial results making decisions based on data and needs.
Develop and innovate to promote improved performance within units.
Manage vendor contracts and oversee performance.
Build and maintain strong team through recruitment and retention.

10 years in Managed Services - providing outsourcing or contracted services - in facilities, janitorial, grounds, HVAC, energy management, plumbing, painting, and light construction projects, is required.
Experience and a solid understanding developing and preforming health and safety audits.
Exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills.
Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a understanding of P & L, budget development.
Demonstrated ability to connect best practice solutions to proactively serve client challenges.
Strong Leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building.
Ability to adapt to change and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Creative problem-solving acumen with a focus on process improvement.
Demonstrated project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow up.
Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) is a plus.
Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
Experience with unions and collective bargaining agreements
Knowledge of CMMS systems and technology for the built environment
This career opportunity offers a competitive salary, bonus, company car, and full benefits. This position is a full-time position with variable hours that may include occasional evenings or weekends.

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 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.

What are you waiting for? Apply to this job today and be our next Executive Director- Facilities Operations!



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.

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.