General Manager 2 – Grounds and Custodial

Heavy Grounds Management experience preferred

Sodexo is seeking a General Manager 2 – Custodial & Grounds at a private boarding school  in Claremont, CA. Environmental Services will be responsible for around 195K sq. ft. Grounds is about 77 acres which includes sports fields.

*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.

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • be a leader who develops and motivates a team to exceed the expectations of clients and customers in service and the technical execution of a housekeeping system;
  • possesses strong leadership skills and has the ability to work independently to drive program compliance and reach project target dates of completion;
  • have the ability to analyze data, present and effectively communicate to all levels within the organization related to training, leading committees and change management;
  • have experience effectively managing projects within agreed upon timelines;
  • be proficient with computers and other technology;
  • have experience with vendor and contract management, as well as union and contract negotiations;
  • have strong financial acumen and budget management experience

*Position Summary**

Provides local account leadership and strategic direction to the on-site Grounds and  Environmental Service exempt and non-exempt level staff (client and/or Sodexo employees) in the delivery of Sodexo Environmental Service programs. Directs business practices in order to uphold Company mission and values and commitments made in the Sodexo/Client contractual agreement.

Key Duties

  • Oversees Grounds and Custodial operations.
  • Executes strategic plan in alignment with the scope of service, Sodexo mission & values within our contractual agreement
  • Fully implement and adhere to the Sodexo Clients for Life process
  • Provides team leadership and direction by ensuring cohesiveness among the activities of subordinates to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Ensures compliance with consistency of application of all Sodexo Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement and Regulatory standards within the contractually agreed upon scope of services.
  • Ensures full administration of and adherence to all regulatory, Sodexo, Client, and Regulatory Human Resource standards and requirements
  • Supervises day-to-day work activities by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring compliance to operating standards.
  • Develops, administers, and monitors Sodexo and/or Client budget performance. Develops action plans to ensure performance is in accordance with strategic initiatives and client commitments.
  • Develops and utilizes performance metrics to assist with problem analysis, and development of action plans and solutions
  • Facilitates ongoing effective communications with direct reports, frontline staff, Clients, Customers, and Sodexo Leadership

*Qualifications & Requirements**

  • Basic Education Requirement – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Basic Management Experience – 3 years
  • Basic Functional Experience – 3 years

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

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