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The Vice President-Facilities Operations role is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong leadership skills, strategic vision, analytical thinking and demonstrated successful performance. Our services consist of Facilities Maintenance/Engineering, Construction, Food, Environmental Services, and Clinical Engineering throughout 14 hospitals. University Hospitals is one of the nation’s leading health care systems, providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

This VP, Facilities Operations position is responsible specifically for Facilities Maintenance Operations throughout the system, inclusive of inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as support facilities. Sodexo is seeking an experienced leader, with multisite and system level experience, to join our team and lead Facilities Operations for support services across the UH System.

*Candidate will need to reside in greater Cleveland OH and travel to all sites. Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity*

Ideal candidates will possess competencies and experiences particularly in the areas of:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Talent Management and Development
  • Driving for Excellence
  • Business and Industry Knowledge
  • Building Strategic Relationships

Candidates must be able to demonstrate core values and achievements in:

  • Continuously improving the quality of life of others
  • Embracing diversity
  • Committing to doing what is right
  • Delivering compassionate services
  • Collaborating with integrated teams and enhancing patient care and quality outcomes

Direct reports for this position will include a group of leaders across the system for Facilities Maintenance Services, including Executive Directors, Quality Assurance, Finance and Human Resource professionals. The position will report to a Regional Vice President of Operations within Sodexo and will also report to Executive Leaders within the client organization.

Serves as the primary representative for client accounts within a designated geographic area including policy compliance, staff training and development, financial performance, and client retention. Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing all activities within the area through regional support staff and regional employees. Works in all matters relating to contract and account operations. Ensures that all employees under his/her operational control comply with all client, government, corporate and Division policies and procedures.

If you have the following, this VP, Facilities Operations role may be your next career move:

  • BS in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 10 plus years of health care FM experience
  • CHFM is desired
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate to Cleveland, OH
  • Ability to thrive in complex matrix organization
  • Mature client relationship management skills
  • Strong regulatory and compliance acumen
  • Exceptional financial skills

This is an exciting opportunity and an excellent path for career growth for a high performing individual. The ideal candidate must have excellent relationship building abilities with the C-Suite and all levels of a large, complex organization.

What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Position Summary

The Vice President of Facilities Operations leads facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single mega-site or multi-site unit with four levels of management reporting up to this position. This position leads 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 Vice President of Facilities Operations contributes 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 Vice President of Facilities Operations 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 or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience- 10 years

Basic Functional Experience- 10 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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