Operations Manager

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£38,000 to £40,000 per annum
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£38000 - £40000
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Sodexo are currently recruiting for a number of brand new opportunities due to growth in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

Sodexo are recruiting for an Operations Manager for our Corporate Services Segment, based in Luton for a prestigious pharma client. As Operations Manager you will be responsible for managing and controlling the services on site for the client, you will deliver an ethos that promotes IFM with value focused on the customer and service to support the clients’ scientific success.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for motivating and leading a high performing team to achieve their objectives, leadership behaviours would be essential to this role as well as fantastic client and stakeholder relationship skills.

Reporting into the Operations Director, you will be required to have experience in the Facilities Management industry in a similar role managing large teams across multi sites, budgets and financial experience is essential.

This role has a salary from £40,000 to £49,000 dependant on experience with an array of benefits attached including bonus, a flexible benefits fund, retailer discount schemes, annual leave and pension. This is a Monday to Friday role with very occasional weekend work.

If you would like more information to understand what it is like to work for Sodexo and a career in Corporate Services, please follow the link below;

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Main responsibilities
To ensure that the Company’s accountancy documentation and administration procedures are carried out to Sodexo’s Compliance Standards
Accountability of costs and expenditure keeping within the budgeted levels agreed between client and Sodexo.  Costs such as expenses and cash purchases as agreed with client
Maintain levels of stock and cash to the agreed establishment targets
Achieve agreed Sodexo budgets to include profitability, debt management, purchasing disciplines and other specified financial targets
Obtain prior approval for expenditure to be committed on behalf of client that falls outside the agreed delegated powers
Ensure the prompt provision and efficient delivery of all services at the specified time to the standards laid down in the contract KPI's
Comply with all relevant sections of the Quality Manual and to complete routine audits at required frequency. To be proactive with services
Comply with all Sodexo and client policies, site rules and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH
Ensure that all equipment, property monies and the overall establishment, is safe and secure at all times
Ensure that all Sodexo employees project a positive, approachable, friendly and professional image
Comply with the procedures as laid down within the Sodexo HR Manual or as advised by the Human Resources Manager
To identify Talent within areas of responsibility and to build robust succession plans to prepare for the future stability of the areas of responsibility
Ensure daily huddles and weekly team briefing meetings take place using the team board communication format SQCDP
Maintain excellent client relationships and communication

Ideal candidate
IOSH Certificate in Managing Safely
Demonstrable evidence of the required manager behaviours
Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering budgets
Highly experienced manager with proven experience of leading and developing motivated and engaged teams
High level of practical knowledge of relevant employment, hygiene, Health and Safety and general legislative requirements
Competency in Sodexo accountancy systems and processes
Excellent communication skills and customer service experience

About the companyIn 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

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Raj Bahara

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