Deputy General Services Manager - Soft Services
Are you a facilities management professional with an excellent track record in cleaning management? Are you financially astute with a knack for raising standards and generating new business? We want to hear from you!
We are looking for a hands-on Deputy General Services Manager for our clients manufacturing site in Halifax to manage cleaning, catering and security services with a view to expand our offer in future. Previous track record in cleaning management is a must, experience in others – beneficial. You should be an involved leader with a great vision of the bigger picture and the ability to take the business on this site to the next level.
We would be looking for you to start ideally on 2nd March 2020. Therefore, we can already announce that we will be holding 1st stage interviews on 13th and 14th January and 2nd stage interviews on the 22nd January. Please ensure that you would be able to attend.
Manage and control the services to the agreed specification and to the agreed performance, qualitative and financial targets.
Manage the cleaning, catering and security teams to increase the Client and Sodexo’s revenue opportunities i.e., cash sales, labour efficiency and generate the GOP expected at each account across the portfolio of business
Nurture client relationships in order to stabilise & develop them for long term partnerships
Recruit, induct and develop talented employees within the business portfolio and to actively manage poor performance.
Identify opportunities for organic growth and new business, on site and throughout the cleaning, catering and security accounts
Management of Health, Safety and Environmental Legislation relating to the cleaning, catering and security functions ensuring the statutory requirements are met and all records maintained
Drive the safe behaviour message through the cleaning, catering and security teams using the tools available, focusing on Zero accidents
Responsible for driving continuous improvement through the cleaning, catering and security accounts.
The Ideal Candidate
Knowledge and experience of Facility management is highly desirable
Experienced in leading company initiatives and change management processes
Strong communication, and negotiation skills
Excellent client relationship management
Experience working in a regulatory & compliant environment
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and associated programmes
H&S Qualification – IOSH Food safety level 3
British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS) qualified
Food Safety Level 3 – as a minimum
SIA Licence – Managing Security/ Manned Guarding/ Door Supervisor
About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.
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