Facilities Manager

Posted 8 days ago by Sodexo
Location Royston Job Type Permanent
Salary £50000 - £55000 Sector Facilities

Due to a new contract acquisition we have a great opportunity available to an all-round strong Facilities Manager. We are looking for an IFM professional with a pinch of project management, a sprinkle of logistics knowledge, big dollop of love for food and catering and a double helping of cost control skills.  As you can guess – it is a soft services site with a substantial catering offering and a potential to add technical services in future.

This site is located in Royston, Hertfordshire. We provide catering, cleaning, vending, post & courier services and laundry services on site and preferably you would have managed catering and at least one more soft services before. Hard services experience in addition to catering would give you some serious brownie points. This role comes with a salary of up to £55k, a bonus and Sodexo employee benefits.


Main responsibilities
  • Drive continuous improvement and operational best practice
  • Compliant delivery and performance of contracted services as measured through performance management systems
  • Identify opportunities for growth and support with innovations
  • Manage and lead the team to deliver excellence to achieve service quality and client satisfaction
  • Adhere to all HSE policies and procedures to drive a zero harm safety culture;
  • Manage budgets to maintain and achieve financial targets
  • Identify cost saving opportunities for the client
  • Innovation / initiative implementation
Ideal candidate
  • Substantial FM Soft Services background
  • H&S Qualification and working knowledge of it
  • IT literate
  • People Management experience
  • Ability to interpret and utilise financial information
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience of developing profitable relationships for multi-site contracts  
  • Broad commercial FM experience and business acumen, knowledge of external industry developments & Contract development models
  • Experienced in leading company initiatives and change management processes  
  • Experience in identifying and selling organic business growth
  • Strong communication, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent client relationship management
  • Experience working in a standards/compliance environment
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