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Executive Director, Facilities Operations

Cleveland, OH
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Careers Center | Executive Director, Facilities Operations
  • Executive Director, Facilities Operations

    Location US-OH-CLEVELAND
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  • Unit Description

    This exciting Executive Director of Facilities opportunity is through the Sodexo partnership with the University Hospitals system in Cleveland, OH. UH is one of the nation's top hospital systems, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.  This position will oversee the East Region which includes approximately 7 hospitals.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Under the direction of the Vice President of Operations, the Executive Facilities Director provides the direction, oversight, and coordination of all functions and activities of the Facilities Management Departments, including Engineering, Plant Operations, and Facilities Management.  


    The Director has oversight of budgets, staffing, short and long range planning, program development, policy and procedure for all Facilities department, construction/renovation operations, landscape operations, campus planning, skilled trades’ contractors, maintenance and repair programs and energy management.  Work in partnership with the owner representative for construction activities.  Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and regulatory agencies, efficiency of services and delivery of optimal customer service.  Responsible for the support of the Hospital and Departmental Mission of providing a safe and respectful environment for all hospital individuals.


    1.    Plans, improves, and maintains owned and leased facilities and equipment.

    2.    Provides strategic leadership and vision for departments.

    3.    Provides coordination and direction in the design, review, and specifications of

           construction and remodel projects with architects and administration.  Monitors 

           day to day activities and work on Engineering, Plant Operations, Aesthetics and Grounds.

           Provides oversight as needed for contractors and construction managers.

    4.    Directs, manages and coordinates with the functional authority for planning,

           organization, control and integration to ensure completion of projects.

    5.    Negotiates project contracts with the direction of Senior Leadership .

    6.    Manages activities concerning technical development and scheduling.

    7.    Establishes and manages budgets and productivity targets.  Controls expenditures within

           the limitations of the project and department budgets.

    8.    Ensures maintenance of physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility

           systems, and grounds are in operative and safe working condition at all time.

    9.    Responsible for constant state of readiness to comply with Joint Commission, 

           EOC, Life Safety preparedness, OSHA, ODH and document requirements. 

    10.  Ensures that the health system is in compliance with all local, state, and federal codes

          and regulations. 


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • 5+ years experience in a plant operations and maintenance management health care environment;
    • Experience with the Joint Commission, Environment of Care (EOC), OSHA and Life Safety requirements;
    • Strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, fire protection, safety systems, civil, low voltage, demolition, architectural and energy management;
    • Business and financial acumen with a strong P&L understanding;
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
    • Staff development and team building experience;
    • Certified Health Care Facilities Manager (CHFM) is a plus;
    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related fields preferred;
    • Strong CMMS skills acumen

    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. 


    Make an Immediate Impact.

    Are you a strategic Facilities professional who can drive innovation with exceptional results? As you grow your career, do you want the support of an industry leader in Facilities Management?


    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.


    Not the job for you?

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


    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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