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Director 2 - Facilities Operations

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Director 2 - Facilities Operations

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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Director 2 - Facilities Operations at Lyon College in Batesville, AR.  The college has 700,000 sq. ft. on around 250 acres.  35 FTEs support maintenance, housekeeping and grounds throughout the campus.


***Relocation assistance is available***


Make an Immediate Impact.

Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 125,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 9,000 client sites and more than 15 million customers a day in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.


Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation including education, corporate services, health care and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenge and tremendous growth opportunities.


Are You the One?

Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business. If you are a Strategic Facilities Manager with the ability to develop innovative technical solutions while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results, this may be the opportunity for you!


Key Responsibilities:


  • Take a hands on approach to managing maintenance, grounds, housekeeping and various projects on campus;
  • the ability to troubleshoot HVAC, electrical and plumbing in the campus buildings;
  • have Grounds Manager, Housekeeping Manager and Maintenance Manager report into the Director;
  • operate a CMMS for all work orders;
  • manage the budget for the department;
  • meet with top leaders of the university to discuss the campus;
  • work on special projects as required.

The ideal candidate will have:


  • A proven track record of successful Facilities Management leadership experience as demonstrated by articulated results and accomplishments;
  • previous Director level experience preferably in a university setting;
  • a strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC;
  • has managed multiple departments including grounds, housekeeping and maintenance;
  • exceptional customer service, relationship building and communication skills;
  • experience working with outside vendors and subcontractors;
  • strong leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building;
  • has strong financial acumen and budget management experience.


Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.


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? now!


Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Healthcare and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Facilities Management jobs.

Position Summary

The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management.  The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.  The Director may oversee  construction work and 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- 5 years

Basic functional experience- 5 years


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




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About Us

Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consumers at 9,000 client sites. Wherever we work, our dedication to making every day a better day for people and organizations comes from one goal —to positively improve Quality of Life.


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