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Facilities Manager - catering bias

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Job Introduction

A great opportunity has become available for a Facilities Manager with Soft Services bias and a background in Catering management to join a small and friendly team on a modern Client site in Leeds. The role is part time working - Monday to Thursday (32 h/week).

Sodexo provides catering, cleaning and security services on site with a team of 12. The ideal candidate would be of a high-class corporate FM background, have an understanding of trendy and good food offer as well as possess excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

We offer a salary up to £25,000, a bonus, Sodexo employee benefits and excellent development and progression opportunities within the company. The site also offers on-site parking and use of the on-site gym.


Role Responsibility

  • Ensure local delivery of IFM services at the site, ensuring cost, quality and compliance metrics are achieved by Sodexo as well as for the client.   Responsible for the entire operating structure at site leading a team to ensure delivering against Key Performance Indicators
  • Support in the delivery / implementation of the business strategy / objectives for client’s and site-specific objectives
  • Ensuring all Sodexo personnel are fully trained and competent to deliver the scope of works they are assigned for
  • Ensure full compliance to statutory, legislative and client specific requirements / SOPs
  • Act as the primary representative of Sodexo for all services on site
  • Foster long term profitable relationships as a strategic partner with Clients to enhance existing business and proactively identify new business opportunities delivering operational excellence
  • Motivate and lead a high performing team
  • Total accountability (financially and operationally) and responsibility for the entire site and all services
  • Innovation and initiatives key part of business operations, hold formal monthly reviews with clients

The Ideal Candidate

  • Facilities Management background, soft services bias
  • Catering management background
  • Team management experience
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • IT literate
  • H&S qualification
  • Ability to interpret and utilise financial information
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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