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Facilities Operations Director

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9 Jul 2024
Operations Director (Facilities) - National
Up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Benefits include: CRISP pension, Bupa Healthcare and Non-Contractual bonus scheme.

We are looking to recruit a talented and experienced Operations Director in Facilities Management who will join us in inspiring our clients, end-consumers and their own operations team to do great things at work.  

Integrated facilities management services with a purpose.

We're here to make workplaces better, cultivating working environments that energise, inspire and attract talent across all sectors. Our people and planet first' approach prioritises the aspects of FM that make the biggest operational impact, affording businesses more time to focus on what truly matters. 

You will report to our Managing Director and lead a team of Area and Specialist Managers to drive facilities management solutions that exceed customer requirements whilst delivering key financial targets and contract specifications. As an Operations Director, you will play a key role on the leadership team, bringing to life our shared commitments and in return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Develop and lead your management team supporting them in development and performance
  • Work closely with the HR team to develop and execute a strong people strategy across your accounts. You will be coaching, PDRs, retention and succession planning
  • Drive and implement strategies to develop, train, maintain and motivate direct team down to frontline to deliver business requirements
  • Take overall responsibility of ensuring the contracts are operating within contractual terms.
  • Identify growth opportunities through innovation of existing contracts
  • Development and management of labour strategy in line with contract specifications
  • Ensure the contracts perform to budget and achieve their unit business plan and financial performance
  • Monitor and measure contractual and internal KPI's and SLAS, identify and develop continuous improvements
  • Management and development of client relationships
  • Seek ways to enhance quality through innovation and cost efficiency
  • Production and maintenance of continuity and emergency plans
  • Oversee training and development of all employees
  • Oversee Sub-Contractor adherence to client and company policy
  • Support the sales team to develop financially sound bids and proposals through to sign off on contracts.
  • Play a key lead role in the retention of the contract and develop a strategy for growth.
  • Ensure ongoing strategic development of current accounts to generate new business.
  • Develop and implement the governance and communication strategy
  • Review and implement new ways to drive revenue and grow accounts including addition of new service lines.
  • Ensure that management continually develop, implement and monitor activities that will enhance team development, engagement and loyalty
About You:
  • Senior facilities management experience leading and inspiring operational teams, working within brand guidelines to deliver results
  • A minimum of 5 years experience at a senior management level
  • Experience of managing TFM, inc. contract catering delivery
  • Developed and led an implementation of change programme to deliver operational benefits 
  • Experience in highly commercial and price sensitive markets 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Experience of managing complex and multiple stakeholder relationship
  • Demonstrable financial acumen
  • Excellent management skills & ability to demonstrate change management through a team
  • Have a proven track record of client / customer satisfaction
  • IT & computer literate
  • Track record of growing sales and retaining business
  • Driving License
  • SIA licence holder (or able to qualify)
  • IOSH and/ or NEBOSH Accredited (working towards)
  • Experience of managing hard services.
  • Formal FM accreditation / qualification (IWFM) or working towards
  • Self-motivated and ability to adapt to a changing environment
About Us:
We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Company Car / Allowance (where applicable)
  • BUPA Healthcare for single, married or family cover
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check 
  • Medicash - Discounted health cash plan providing cash back on a range of medical treatments including Dental, Optical and Consultant appointments for you and your family.  
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • Sharebuy Scheme 
  • Recognition awards including Be a Star peer recognition and Long Service Awards
  • Employee networks created and led by employees for employees 
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work) 
  • Entertainment, Health &Wellbeing and Travel discounts
  • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15%at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Vodaphone discounts 
  • On-going training & development and career pathways

Your workplace, but better. 

Whether you're a cleaning operative, security specialist or part of our chef brigade, we work together as a cohesive team with a shared focus - to deliver great service and a seamless experience for our clients. In return, we'll support, coach and guide you as an individual so you can truly shine, whatever your role. Explore our current opportunities today and unlock your full potential!

Job Reference: com/0805/358800/52639860/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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