Area Manager

Bee Line Support, Inc. - Schaumburg, IL (30+ days ago)

Leverage Your Talent as a Role Model to take Ownership of a Northwest Suburb portfolio and Build a Great Team

Make Tactical and Strategic Contribution as Part of Fun, Motivated Team Driving Significant Growth

This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven Area Manager to take ownership of a territory in the northwest suburbs. Mastermind the commercial cleaning services across multiple verticals, including Healthcare, Education, Industrial and Commercial. Consider some advantages of joining our team.

  • You can grow without limits, enjoying the freedom to manage any industry and the opportunity to earn first place in the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Bonus Program
  • It's an exciting time to join us. We have aggressive expansion initiatives underway (we grew 51% last year) and are hiring top-notch talent with the same energy and drive to win that leadership brings to the table. You can excel as an individual and strong team member.
  • With an upbeat and positive culture and strong shared commitment to the Bee Line Support vision, it's not surprising that we have a high number of long-tenured employees

Fighting filth since 1966. Bee Line Support Inc. is dedicated to improving the image and quality of our client's facilities while providing our employees with safe, rewarding work and opportunity for advancement. We provide comprehensive commercial cleaning solutions with rigorous standards and innovative equipment for corporate, medical, industrial and K-12 school facilities. Bee Line employees all follow the same guiding principles. We believe that a job well done pays dividends: When you look good, we look good. And germs? They'll get what's coming to them too. Bee Line is a certified woman-owned business and a certified member of Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE).

The Requirements

To be a strong fit for the Area Manager opportunity, you will have:

  • A bachelor's degree preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • 3+ years of management experience with demonstrated success managing employees in multiple locations; service industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Solid computer skills including MS Office applications and quality control software experience
  • Self-motivation combined with a passion for engaging and the drive to get out in the field daily
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills; the ability to quickly build rapport
  • Professionalism; a strong work ethic; excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Ability to regularly meet and exceed targets and goals
  • Strategic planning skills and tactical execution ability
  • Able and available to start regular work schedule of 4pm; although sometimes may be required to start earlier
  • A valid driver's license and solid driving record

The Role

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager in the North Region, as an area manager, you will be responsible for running the comprehensive cleaning services across a range of industries. Bee Line Support provides services with rigorous standards and innovative equipment to meet the most demanding clients' needs. For example, our green cleaning program improves the quality of your client’s environment. Armed with HEPA filter vacuums, Green Seal-certified disinfectants and microfiber towels, we put safety and sustainability first. Naturally, you'll need outstanding management skills and relationship building skills to lead an outstanding team.

Daily, you will plan and implement cleaning strategies that will achieve overall success in desired quality performance standards. You are solely responsible for the success of your territory. As long as you are maintaining positive results of your portfolio– strategy is up to you.

Specifically, you will:

  • Inspect work performed to ensure that it meets specification and established standards.
  • Motivate employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Establish and implement operational standards and procedures for the departments.
  • Forecast necessary levels of staffing and stock at different times, in order to facilitate effective scheduling and ordering.
  • Maintain inventory stock to ensure that supplies and equipment are available in adequate amounts.
  • Monitor, develop, and evaluate employee performance, and recommend personnel actions such as promotion, transfers and dismissals.
  • Contact your team members through, but not limited to, phone calls, email, and in-person visits to build positive culture and great relationships.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and upper management to communicate new programs, policies, procedures, and benefits to team members.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

More Good Reasons

Autonomy and support
As noted, you will have the autonomy to work your territory independently, but you'll also have support when you need it. You can leverage the support of the Operations Manager, HR Team, co-managers and others to help you along the way.

Growth environment
We have aggressive growth goals, and we are well-positioned to reach them. We're light-years ahead of the competition in our approach and results, and we have major clients that are providing additional leads. In addition to being a woman-owned company, we are part of CASE, a coalition of corporations, small businesses and community partners committed to promoting economic development through local purchasing, hiring, and investment.

Compelling differentiators
We take clean seriously. So seriously that we go to great lengths to give every facility the TLC it deserves:

  • We don't subcontract. The people who clean our customers' facilities are Bee Line Support employees, guaranteed
  • We use new supplies and equipment for each facility
  • We collaborate with clients to ensure that their deepest desires are addressed
  • We use the highest infectious control standards in the industry -- seriously

All of our buildings are eligible for GREENGUARD® Certification, which signifies the world's most rigorous standard of indoor air quality.

Great culture
It's fun to work for a company that is going places. There is great positive energy -- lots of heart -- here and people enjoy working. The Schaumburg office is near restaurants, shops and other amenities, including Woodfield Mall. The Chicago office is convenient to all major expressways.

Strong values
Our progressive approach extends beyond our cleaning solutions. We also are proactive about employee development, and we promote from within whenever possible. Each of us is guided by the values of KARMA: Kindness, Adaptability, Respect, Motivation and Accountability.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive base, we offer excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer match, PTO, a laptop, cell phone, company vehicle and more.

Keys to Success

We're looking for an area manager professional who is self-motivated, committed, and has excellent time management skills. S/he will take pride in achieving goals independently and view those goals as marks to be passed, not just met.

We'll provide you with achievable targets and guidelines, for example, maintaining your portfolio at budget, quality control standards, safety standards, and building great relationships with all team members.

To excel in this role you will bring:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic and integrity
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • The ability to excel both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • High expectations
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Job Type: Full-time


  • Janitorial Management: 3 years


  • Driver's License