Facilities Manager

Posted 16 days ago by Sodexo
Location Edinburgh Job Type Permanent
Salary £35000 - £40000 Sector Facilities

Due to a new contract acquisition a great opportunity has become available to a highly experienced Soft Services Manager that would be interested over time to develop into an IFM role. Predominantly you would be looking after vending, cleaning and catering and we would expect you to have experience in at least 2 of these disciplines.

You would be looking after a team of 14 Sodexo staff with a future potential to expand. It will be a great fit for an enthusiastic facilities manager with bags of initiative and ambition to develop. This role comes with a salary of up to £40k, 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